Events Postgraduate Passages: Consolidation, Connection and Change

JCU Events

Mon, 16 Oct 2023

Postgraduate Passages: Consolidation, Connection and Change

When: 16 October 2023, 9am -- 17 October 2023, 6pm
Location:Taylor’s University, Subang Jaya, Malaysia


The 3rd Joint Higher Degree by Research Conference is hosted in 2023 by Taylor’s University (TU) in partnership with James Cook University, Singapore (JCUS).

As we continue to explore the changing landscapes of postgraduate research, this year we look forward to consolidating the networking connections formed during previous years. We also continue to build on those connections through research sharing between, within and across disciplines to extend connectivity.

Postgraduate Passages: Consolidation, Connection and Change

The conference committee invites all postgraduate higher degree by research candidates from JCUS and TU to submit research abstracts for presentations and discussions during the 3rd Joint Higher Degree by Research Conference.

We encourage submissions regardless of your current stage of progress; even those at the beginning can present proposals or literature reviews. Criteria will be determined by the committee and announced via this conference site.

Key Dates

  • Submission of Abstract: 8 September (contact detail TBC)
  • Notification of acceptance: TBC
  • Registration opens: TBC
  • Conference: Dates during the week of 16-17 October

Any abstract submitted after the deadline will not be considered. Abstracts should be written in the following format:

Abstrct format

  1. Font: Times New Roman, double spacing, size 12
  2. Word limit: 200-300 words
  3. 2 to 5 keywords
  4. Please include the name and affiliation of the primary author and supervisors or other co-authors.
  5. Indicate the country in which you are currently based
  6. Indicate the primary discipline of your research
  7. Indicate your stage of progress (i.e., year 1/beginning, year 2/middle, year 3-4/end)

The primary author will be notified of the review committee’s selection. Additional instructions for the conference will be provided then.

Organizing Committee
Chan Lymn Wei, James Cook University, Singapore
Nicholas Seet Wei Kiat, James Cook University, Singapore
Sze-ee Lee, Taylor's University, Malaysia
Zhan Juan (Leona), Taylor's University, Malaysia
Shaoyuan Chen, James Cook University, Singapore
Guo Yueyun(Cassie), Taylor's University, Malaysia
Josiah Poon, James Cook University, Singapore
Jeffrey Ling, James Cook University, Singapore

Committee Mentors
Associate Professor Denise Dillon, James Cook University, Singapore
Dr Mustafa Khufallah, UoRM
Associate Professor Keith Kay Hin Tan, Taylor's University, Malaysia
Dr Ungku Norani Sonet Ungku Abdul Rahman, Taylor's University, Malaysia



*Presentations may be divided into two or more parallel sessions depending on the number of presenters registered.




About the Host

Since our inception in 1969, Taylor's has gained significant recognition as a leading private education institution. Our exhaustive list of accolades range from national to international, a testimony to our unwavering commitment towards excellence in teaching and learning, and high impact research.


Taylor’s University
1, Jln Taylors, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia