PhD Day Programme

PhD Day Programme

One of the key initiatives undertaken by the NPG is the organization of the PhD Day at the annual ISDRS conference. This day-long event is dedicated to supporting PhD students in their academic pursuits.

What is the PhD day all about?

We provide a platform for PhD students to present their research ideas and receive valuable feedback from peers and experienced researchers. In addition to traditional presentations, the PhD Day also offers a variety of workshops and interactive sessions designed to enhance the skills and knowledge on research and publications.

The NPG is committed to providing early-career researchers with a meaningful support that they need to succeed in their academic endeavors and make their mark in the field of sustainable development.

If you are an early-career researcher and passionate about sustainable development, we invite you to join the ISDRS New Professionals Group. Together, we can create a community of support and collaboration, contributing towards our better and sustainable future.

What are benefits:

  • Improve research writing skills with valuable and practical insights on writing and publishing scientific work.
  • Network with peers from diverse backgrounds and explore potential collaborations that can advance your research.
  • Receive feedback on your research work from other researchers, mentors, and experienced professionals.

How is eligible?

This Programme is primarily aimed at ISDRS members (paying the conference registration fee automatically grants you an ISDRS membership for one year).

When is PhD day conducted?

PhD day is organized during the ISDSRS annual conference. Every year, large number of research enthusiasts congregate day before the conference. The structure of the PhD day is announced by Host institution on conference website.

Following are the past PhD day programs organized during last three years.

Program2023 Conference
09:00Introduction to ISDRS and New Professional Group
10:00Parallel Sessions: Students’ presentations (chaired by senior academics)
14:00Talk with Tomas B. Ramos, Executive Editor of the Journal of Cleaner Production
15:30Afternoon tea End of PhD Workshop
Program2022 Conference
09:00 – 9:30Welcoming session (Hybrid)
09:45 – 12:00Structuring, Writing and Revising Scientific Manuscripts. Parallel sessions (including 15min break) (Online & On campus).
12:00 – 13:50LUNCH BREAK
13:15 – 14:15Panel discussion: Journal’s editors – Publish or perish? (Hybrid)
14:30 – 16:00Parallel workshops
 Writing workshop (Campus)
 Workshop on peer-review process (Hybrid)
 “Podwalk” (Online)
16:00 – 16:30COFFEE BREAK
16:30 – 17:00Summary session
Program2021 Conference
10:00 – 10:15Introduction to ISDRS, New Professionals Group (NPG) and the PhD workshop
10:15 – 11:15Structuring, Writing and Revising Scientific Manuscripts – Part I
11:30 – 13:00Student Presentations – Parallel Sessions A-Q (Breakout rooms)
13:00 – 14:00LUNCH BREAK
14:00 – 16:00Structuring, Writing and Revising Scientific Manuscripts – Part II
16:00 – 16:30Break
16:30 – 16: 50Interactive Session I – Experiences of a Recent PhD
16:50 – 17:20Using social media for academic networking
17:20 – 18:00Summary session:

Upcoming PhD day 2024

June 10, 2024

online and in-person

Venue: Mid-West University and Nepal Open University

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