The Confucius PhD Forum is to provide a platform for the Chinese, Irish, and international students to exchange academic ideas and overseas experiences. It is also to provide the opportunity of networking for high-end research collaborations.
Who We Are?
The UCD Confucius Forum, formerly known as UCD James Joyce PhD Forum, was established in 2008. It is the leading academic and social organization for Chinese, Irish, as well as international researchers and students who are living in Ireland.
With substantial support from the UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland and other organizations, the Forum has grown from strength to strength. Members are now including universities’ faculty staff and PhD students from University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin City University, Dublin Institute of Technology, University College Cork, and Queen’s University Belfast, to name a few.
What We Do?
Over the past 5 years, several research seminars have been organized by the Forum which covered a range of academic disciplines such as business and economics, law and politics, civil engineering, biology and health science.
Other social events have been participated and organized by the Forum’s members include Chinese student orientations, social networking receptions, sport games, as well as GO-competitions.
When and Where We Meet?
The Confucius Forum is a monthly event which is hosted by different third-level institutions in Dublin. Although members are mainly research faculties and PhD students, the participation of undergraduate and postgraduate students are welcomed.
The Forum takes the format of research seminars. Two research topics will be selected and presented in English each time, followed by Q & A. As we are experiencing significant expansion in terms of participants, geographical coverage, and variety of research topics, proposals with regards to reform of the Forum’s format and content are particularly welcomed.
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