UJ promotes research through competition presentations by staff and postgraduates

Friday, 14 October 2016 will determine the winners of the anticipated University of Johannesburg (UJ) Postgraduate School annual inter-faculty Postgraduate Symposium. The competition sees postgraduate students from Honours to PhD, and staff members, compete in oral and poster research presentations.

The Symposium provides an opportunity for postgraduate students and staff to exhibit their research abilities and get exposed to research in different disciplines, engage with a community of peers, and receive critical feedback. A total of 72 presenters have entered the competition.

The prizes for the winner and the runner up in the oral and poster presentations include an iPad and a tablet.

In August this year, Ms Elizabeth Chetty won the Postgraduate School’s 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition with a video entry. Her entry was selected for the Universitas 21 (U21)’s 3 Minute Thesis Competition. UJ is the first university in Africa to be part of U21, a global network of research intensive universities.

Students from other U21 universities now have the opportunity to learn more about one of the research projects from UJ.

WATCH: Learn about research from other overseas candidates’ videos in the U21 3MT Competition:

Eligibility rules and submission guidelines were as follows:

  • Only registered Master’s students and PhD candidates may present their research at the Symposium.
  • Master’s students and PhD candidates who want to present data at the Symposium must have received ethical clearance from UJ.
  • According to the UJ policy, staff members may not receive gifts or prizes from the University. Therefore, staff may participate in the Symposium, but are not eligible to win any prizes.
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