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TCD International Postgraduate Research Conference 2018

March 13, 2018


On March 15th and 16th 2018, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin will be hosting their second International Postgraduate Research Conference, facilitated by Trinity’s Graduate Students’ Union and TCD Welcome Refugees. 


This conference includes presentations from early career researchers from various disciplines and Universities in sessions which cover a wide range of matters; the multidisciplinary approach to doing so is at the heart of this conference, and indeed our University.


The main theme of the conference is ‘knowledge and memory’ with each individual research theme relating back to this. The purpose of the main theme is to allow enough room for early career researchers to explore the various sessions in a way which does not restrict research works to one discipline. The breadth of presentations received successfully achieved this objective In line with our University’s vision of being an Institution of global consequence, this conference seeks to realise the potential of our early career researchers as part of our college and global community whilst also furthering our understanding of key issues in society.

This event also seeks to address some of the critical questions that have been raised, as part of technological developments and developments in the 21st century.


The following key pillars/research themes will be explored in inference sessions:

1. Foundations to Future Innovation

2. Human Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

3. Cultural Reflection and Transformation of Identity

4. The Longevity Dividend


In addition to this, we will have complimentary sessions which further explore the themes outlined, as well as a panel discussion on the future funding of postgraduate education and research. We are further delighted to receive a keynote address from Prof Patrick Walsh who will explore the links between research funding under FP9 and the sustainable development goals. In addition the conference will be launched by Professor Chris Morash the current Vice Provost of Trinity College Dublin at 5.30pm on March 15th.


A variety of social activities which will introduce attendees to the history of Dublin, and indeed the history of Trinity College are provided for.


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