The 5th Asian Undergraduate Research Symposium (AURS2019)

Announcing AURS2020!

Sunday, November 01, 2020 | Tokyo, Japan

Following the great success of AURS2019, we are delighted to announce that The 6th Asian Undergraduate Research Symposium (AURS2020) will be held Sunday, November 1, 2020, in Tokyo, Japan. If you would like to receive updates about AURS2020 and other related IAFOR conferences and publications, please join our mailing list. You can unsubscribe at any time. If you have any questions, please contact us at aurs@iafor.org.


About AURS2019

The Asian Undergraduate Research Symposium 2019 (AURS2019) will be held in Tokyo, Japan on Sunday the 3rd of November. This one day event is held in English and is aimed at final year undergraduate students. AURS provides undergraduates with an exciting opportunity to present and learn from researchers and professionals from around the globe. The AURS organisers are again reaching out to undergraduate scholars from across all fields and disciplines to participate in the 2019 symposium. Here, students will share their academic research experiences and the knowledge they have acquired as an undergraduate working with professors or academic mentors with each other, and with the symposium leaders.

The day-long symposium will comprise a number of workshop activities and culminate in a poster presentation to be held on Sunday the 3rd of November in a special session of the The Asian Conference on Education 2019 (ACE2019).

AURS2019, which takes place in a supportive and collegial environment in Tokyo, provides you with a motivating and thought-provoking opportunity to present your research, network with other undergraduates and academics from around the world, and find out how your participation in the symposium can aid you in your future directions.

About ACE

The Asian Conference on Education is one of the largest international interdisciplinary academic conferences in Asia, and includes The Asian Undergraduate Research Symposium (AURS). All student presenters at AURS2019 will also have the chance to attend other academic sessions at ACE2019 as an observer on Friday the 1st and Saturday the 2nd of November.

We look forward to seeing you in Tokyo in November!

The AURS2019 Organising Committee

Dr Yvonne Masters, University of New England, Australia
Professor José McClanahan, Creighton University, USA
Dr Joseph Haldane, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan

Key Information
  • Venue & Location: Toshi Center Hotel, Tokyo, Japan
  • Symposium Date: Sunday, November 03, 2019
  • Abstract Submission Deadline: August 22, 2019
  • Registration Deadline: September 19, 2019

Speakers

  • Dr Yvonne Masters
    Dr Yvonne Masters
    Independent Researcher, Australia
  • Professor José McClanahan
    Professor José McClanahan
    Creighton University, USA

Why Join an IAFOR Conference?

The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) welcomes academics from all over the world to our interdisciplinary conferences held in Asia, Europe, North America and the Middle East. Our events provide a unique international, intercultural and interdisciplinary environment in which to hear the latest world-class research and network with leading academics, professionals and practitioners.

Our conferences are meticulously planned under the direction of prominent academics to ensure that they offer programmes of the highest level, and are supported by some of the world’s leading academic institutions, including the University of London (UK), Virginia Tech (USA), Barcelona University (Spain), Waseda University (Japan), University of Sussex (UK), Medill School of Journalism (USA), Moscow State University (Russia) and The University of Tokyo, (Japan).

By facilitating dialogue between the world’s academics and thought leaders, IAFOR has become a pioneer in providing the research avenues and visionary development solutions that are necessary in our rapidly emerging globalised world. We welcome you to engage in this expanding global academic community of individuals and network of institutions, and look forward to seeing you at one of our future events.

Dr Yvonne Masters
Independent Researcher, Australia

Biography

Yvonne Masters is an independent researcher in Australia. She has been involved with IAFOR for several years as a member of The Asian Conference for Education Organising Committee, as co-facilitator of The Asian Undergraduate Research Symposium, and as a member of the International Academic Advisory Board. Yvonne is the current editor of the IAFOR Journal of Education, a Scopus indexed, open access journal on education.

Yvonne was a teacher and teacher educator for over 40 years and is still passionate about education. She was a senior lecturer in Professional Classroom Practice in the School of Education, University of New England, Australia, a position that she accepted after five years as Director of Professional Experience in the same School. Prior to taking up her position at UNE, she had 30 years’ experience in secondary schools including in the roles of Curriculum Coordinator, Deputy Principal and Principal. Her teaching experience spans three Australian states. Her research interests centre on undergraduate research, academic publication, teacher education and policy, professional experience, teacher identity, online learning and virtual worlds. Yvonne was awarded her PhD, focused on school principalship, from Deakin University.

She is an active researcher and gained, in collaboration with other researchers, 4 Internal UNE School of Education Research grants; was a partner in a $200,000 ALTC (OLT) grant, VirtualPREX: Innovative assessment using a 3D virtual world with pre-service teachers; in 2014 achieved a UNE Seed Grant for a one year project to explore teacher quality; and in 2015 gained a $50,000 OLT seed grant to develop resources to assist pre-service teachers to gain online teaching skills to assist them in teaching wholly online into virtual schools.

Yvonne serves as a reviewer for several education journals and is a senior reviewer for IAFOR conferences. She presents on a variety of education topics including publishing as an academic, teacher education policy, undergraduate research, and online teaching at a range of conferences, both Australian and international.

Professor José McClanahan
Creighton University, USA

Biography

Joseph (José) McClanahan, Ph.D. is Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and an Associate Professor of Spanish at Creighton University Omaha, Nebraska. There, he teaches at all levels of the curriculum, including language, literature and culture. He has taught in Spain, Latin America and Japan. Recently, his research interests have focused on the area of teaching courses related to Languages for Special Purposes, in particular courses related to teaching Spanish to future healthcare professionals. He also has a strong interest in curricular development and design from a language perspective and also focuses on new students entering the university. He has had several summer research grants to work with undergraduate students who are doing research in the Humanities. He has also led student educational trips to every continent on the globe.