International Postgraduate Conference
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
15-16 March 2018
Two Days of Research and Building Relationships
15-16 March 2018
On behalf of The Graduate Students’ Union at Trinity College, The University of Dublin, we warmly welcome you to the second annual postgraduate research conference.
On March 15th and 16th 2018, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin will be hosting their second International Postgraduate Research Conference, facilitated by Trinity’s Graduate Students’ Union. This conference includes presentations from early career researchers from various disciplines and Universities in sessions which cover a wide range of matters; the multidisciplinary approach to doing so is at the heart of this conference, and indeed our university.
The main theme of the conference is ‘knowledge and memory’ with each individual research theme relating back to this. The purpose of the main theme is to allow enough room for early career researchers to explore the various sessions in a way which does not restrict research works to one discipline. The breadth of presentations received successfully achieved this objective.
In line with our university’s vision of being an Institution of global consequence, this conference seeks to realise the potential of our early career researchers as part of our college and global community whilst also furthering our understanding of key issues in society. This event also seeks to address some of the critical questions that have been raised, as part of technological developments and developments in the 21st century.
The following key pillars/research themes will be explored in inference sessions:
1. Foundations to Future Innovation
2. Human Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
3. Cultural Reflection and Transformation of Identity
4. The Longevity Dividend
In addition to this, we will have complimentary sessions which further explore the themes outlined, as well as a panel discussion on the future funding of postgraduate education and research. We are further delighted to receive a keynote address from Prof Patrick Walsh who will explore the links between research funding under FP9 and the sustainable development goals. This will take place after a panel discussion on ‘The future of research in Europe’ with a panel that includes the President of EuroDoc Gareth O’Neill. In addition, the conference will be launched by Professor Chris Morash the current Vice Provost of Trinity College Dublin at 5.30pm on March 15th. A variety of social activities which will introduce attendees to the history of Dublin, and indeed the history of Trinity College are provided for.
If you need assistance throughout the conference with any matter, please email
Conference Theme: Knowledge & Memory
Four Research Pillars
The four pillars of focus in this international research conference explore topics that ask us to reflect through our research philosophically. It is through advancements in these four key areas that we can shape our future for the better and ensure that this gathering of early career researchers is of global consequence.
Foundations to Future Innovation:
With technological innovations, genetic engineering, artificial intelligence, and cyberwarfare moving ahead one must ask is our ethical oversight keeping up? Has the foundation to these innovations become compromised with technological determinism?
Human Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:
Through the scholarly vision of research, we can break down the borders that confront us and build a world with brighter horizons, thus creating conditions for a harmonious future.
Cultural Reflection and Transformation of Identity:
2017 was the year of unexpected cultural and political events. How did we get there? In turn, this forces our society to reconceptualise notions of national and collective identity in the global community.
The Longevity Dividend:
Science has revolutionized our understanding of the biology of life and death. This has created a real scientific foundation for the feasibility of extending and improving life. This step forward has reduced the probability of diabetes, heart disease and other common killers. Overall, this has resulted in astronomical savings, both in direct medical costs and productivity loss thus reducing demand on the already overburdened health care system.
Abstract Submission Call
Submissions are strongly encouraged from all academic fields and disciplines.
Please include within the body of your email your full name, discipline, academic institution and your contact details. If successful, students will receive an invite to present at the conference accompanied by the digital welcome pack with a list of keynote speakers in the New Year.
Please note submissions for presentation are now closed.