Pacific Rim Real Estate Society
21st Annual Conference, January 18 -21 2015
 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia



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PRRES 2015 Postgraduate Colloquium

Continuing on from the success of the Postgraduate Colloquium at the PRRES conference last year, we are scheduling a Postgraduate Colloquium to be held on Sunday, 18th January 2015 at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur. The aim of this colloquium is to provide an opportunity for postgraduate students in property to discuss and present their postgraduate work-in-progress in a supportive and non-confrontational environment to a group of senior academics and peers.

In addition, senior academics will be invited to contribute to plenary sessions discussing such topics as ‘Publishing your PhD’ and ‘making the most of your postgraduate experience’. This year, if there is sufficient interest a workshop will be run in the morning covering key interest areas for all research students; the afternoon will then focus on students who wish to present and are more advanced in their studies.

The colloquium caters for students throughout their candidature, from those who are nearly complete to those just thinking and mapping out their ideas for research. There are experienced academics on hand to provide feedback to students presenting their research at all stages. The focus of the colloquium is to provide an opportunity for developing academics to present their ideas and research in a supportive environment.

The overall objective is to promote excellence in postgraduate research throughout the region. In order to encourage postgraduate students to participate, we are pleased to announce the availability of two scholarships up to the value of $A1500 each, available to higher degree research students (Masters or PhD in the property area) completing a postgraduate research degree as a full time student at a University in the broad PRRES catchment area. The scholarship is to be applied towards the costs of: Conference Registration (at the postgrad level), airfares to the Conference from the winning student’s University location and 3/4 night’s accommodation (Sunday to Tuesday and possibly Wednesday depending on the student’s travel arrangements). The successful student will be paid the scholarship in advance of the Conference on completion of registration. The scholarship will be awarded based on the strength of the submitted (up to 3 pages) research summary required for the Postgraduate Colloquium. (Please note to be eligible for the scholarship a written submission is required in addition to presenting on the day and also having a paper in the main conference).

In addition, a PRRES Early Researcher PhD Prize for ‘Best Paper’ based on PhD paper submission ($A400) and a PRRES PhD Award for ‘Best Presenter on the Day’ ($A400) will also be awarded at the Colloquium.

We would be grateful if you could encourage your postgraduate students to submit a research summary to Chyi Lin Lee by no later than the 30th September 2014 and register for the 2015 PRRES Conference (the registration fee for full-time students is $A195, registration includes PRRES membership for 2015 and main conference activities except for the Conference Dinner and Welcome Reception).
The student registration fee is only available to postgraduate students who are:

  • a full time student (a declaration form must be submitted.The form must be signed by the supervisor);

  • undertaking a Masters or PhD degree (by research or coursework); and

  • presenting a property related paper at the conference (which may be refereed or non-refereed).

For further information, please find attached guidelines for the postgraduate colloquium.
I look forward to seeing you and some of your students at the Conference in January.