The Asian Undergraduate Research Symposium 2018 (AURS2018) will be held in Tokyo, Japan, on Sunday 14th October. Now in its fourth year, this one day event, held in English, is aimed at undergraduate students in their final year. AURS provides undergraduates with an exciting opportunity to present to 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 2018 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 in a special session of The Asian Conference on Education 2018 (ACE2018).

AURS2018, which takes place in a supportive and collegial environment, 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.

We look forward to seeing you in Tokyo in October!

Symposium Outline

  • 08:30-09:30: Meet & Greet
  • Check in for the symposium, familiarise yourself with the venue and get to know your fellow delegates. Students should arrive at the venue in a timely manner.

  • 09:30-10:00 Welcome Announcements
  • Students will be given a brief overview of the symposium by members of IAFOR and the ACE2018 Organising Committee. Expectations for the day and desired outcomes of AURS2018 will be outlined.

  • 10:00-10:30: Student Introductions
  • 10:30-11:00: Coffee Break & Poster Setup
  • 11:00-12:00: Professional Development Session I
  • This session will focus on the skills involved in communicating ideas publicly. Students will need to know how to effectively communicate their ideas in one-on-one scenarios and in small groups.

  • 12:00-13:30: Lunch Break
  • 13:30-15:00 Poster Presentation Session
  • Students will present their posters to each other and to delegates attending ACE2018.

  • 15:00-15:30: Poster Cleanup & Coffee Break
  • 15:30-16:30: Professional Development Session II
  • 16:30-17:00: Symposium Closing Session

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 will also have the chance to attend other academic sessions at ACE as an observer on Saturday and Monday (lunch is not included on these days).