Conference - ICUR

 

Established in 2013 by the Monash-Warwick Alliance. The International Conference of Undergraduate Research (ICUR)​ is an innovative undergraduate research conference which allows undergraduate students to present their research on the world stage.

 

URECA and ICUR

NTU URECA is honoured to be partnered with the Monash-Warwick Alliance. The partnership is an important milestone for URECA programme in shaping our outstanding undergraduates into the next generation of researchers.

ICUR is a distinctive opportunity for URECA/ FYP-URECA students to showcase their cutting-edge research in a prestigious undergraduate conference in real-time, video-linked sessions. Students can seize the opportunity to internationalise their research experience by presenting on the world stage. The conference will also offer workshops to students to learn how to maximise their research potential through academic publishing avenues, examining global, and local trends in their research field as well as identifying connections between disciplines. 

ICUR-URECA is an opportunity for URECA/ FYP-URECA students to
1. Showcase their cutting-edge research in a formal, yet supportive, academic environment.
2. Internationalise their university experience by presenting on the world stage.
3. Understand how to articulate the importance of their research across disciplinary boundaries.
4. Develop an appreciation of how local or global imperatives shape their research area.
5. Gain experience of attending an academic conference.

ICUR Student's Experience

Important Dates

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4 Apr 2022

Call for Papers

Publication
31 May 2022

Deadline of Paper Submission

28, 29 September 2022

ICUR-URECA 2022

Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the 9th Annual International Conference of Undergraduate Research (ICUR) 2022, which will be held concurrently in Australia, Singapore, United Kingdom, Europe,  United States and Canada. The conference presenters will be linked not just by themes, but also by cutting-edge internet technology.

Presenting Your Research

The 9th ICUR will be held from 28th – 29th September 2022. The theme for the conference this year is "Current Research Issues in Your Discipline or Area". Students are invited to submit abstracts of 250 words to URECA abstract submission system for a fifteen minute spoken presentation. Selected students for this prestigious undergraduate conference will be invited to present to a virtual live audience in participating universities. We welcome submissions from all disciplines and perspectives that contribute to the conference theme.

The conference is an opportunity for undergraduate students to showcase their cutting-edge research in a formal, yet supportive, academic environment. ICUR is an opportunity for students to internationalise their university experience by presenting on the world stage. The conference will also offer workshops to both presenters and attendees to learn how to maximise their research potential through academic publishing avenues, networking for career success as well as industry meet-and-greet sessions. We anticipate diverse contributions to make ICUR 2022 a conference to shift your thinking, expand your network and transform the undergraduates approach their research.

Journal Publication

Successful presenters will be approached to submit their papers for journal publication in the refereed undergraduate research journal Reinvention.

How to Apply

Submit your abstract through URECA Abstract Submission System.

Conferences and Abstracts of ICUR-URECA

DateParticipating Universities
(Joint sessions with NTU)
ProgrammeConference Proceedings of NTU students
29, 30 September 2020Monash University, University of Warwick, Nanyang Technological University, University of Leeds, Pompeu Fabra University UPF Barcelona, University of Ljubljana, Stellenbosch University, University of British Columbia

ICUR-URECA 2020 cover
24, 25 September 2019Monash University, University of Warwick, Nanyang Technological University, University of Leeds
25, 26 September 2018Monash University, University of Warwick, Nanyang Technological University, University of Leeds
26, 27 September 2017Monash University, University of Warwick, Nanyang Technological University, Kyushu University, University of Leeds, University of Sussex and Baruch College, City University of New York
27, 28 September 2016Monash University, University of Warwick, Nanyang Technological University and Kyushu University
29, 30 September 2015Monash University, University of Warwick, Nanyang Technological University, University of Western Australia, University of Washington and Kyushu University
23 September 2014Monash University, University of Warwick, Nanyang Technological University and University of Western Australia​

 

Recruitment – 2022 ICUR-URECA Student Directors

URECA is recruiting ICUR-URECA Student Directors for 2022 International Conference of Undergraduate Research - URECA (ICUR-URECA). The ICUR conference is a two full day event staged at regional hubs in Australia, Singapore, Japan, United Kingdom and United States in September 2022.

The key objective is to provide opportunity for URECA students to lead the conference as student directors as well as to present their undergraduate research as presenters at international conference, and networking with overseas undergraduate researchers through video-conference technology.

Expectation
You can expect to work together with ICUR student directors from overseas institutions to lead, oversee and execute the whole event at Singapore hub with mentorship from URECA working committee.

Note: You must be available from July 2022 till October 2022. Please do not apply if you are going for Internship or Exchange programme during this period. Attend physical meetings for discussions and execution of activities are expected.

There will be photography, video, or audio recordings and featuring of experience as ICUR-URECA student director during the organisation of ICUR-URECA. By accepting the role of ICUR-URECA student director, you consent to the above to be used for URECA publicity purposes.

Benefits
Gain invaluable experience beyond normal URECA experience as a researcher: ICUR-URECA student directors work as part of an international team of ICUR student directors and gain a wide range of transferable skills – including event planning, public speaking, team building and people management. They have the opportunity to further shape the conference on their own initiative, work with team of fellow student directors and promote ICUR in NTU throughout the conference. Student directors also help to develop future conference, including piloting new activities and bringing a fresh perspective to the organization of the two-day event.

If you’re interested in Leadership, Global Networking, Managing International Student Event, we’d like to hear from you.

How to Apply
Send in your application with a short write-up (no more than 300 words) why we should recruit you to ureca@ntu.edu.sg  by 3 June 202(after semester 2 exams). Applicable to current AY2021-22 URECA students only.

Roles & Responsibilities as a team
ICUR-URECA student directors are expected to carry out the following (but not limited to) duties and responsibilities described in the below. These roles and responsibilities can be finalised among the student directors when the new student directors’ committee is formed.

  • Collaborate with ICUR student directors from overseas institutions on ICUR activities such as confirmation of ICUR-URECA students' participation; facilitate online workshop/training if any; etc.
  • Develop an event management for ICUR-URECA;
  • Develop a publicity plan to promote ICUR-URECA (participation & audience);
  • Execution of all ICUR-URECA publicity activities;
  • Manage activities on ICUR-URECA social media such as Facebook;
  • Coordinate training workshop for ICUR-URECA presenters at NTU;
  • Manage and executive the ICUR-URECA event logistic;
  • Emcee (co-chair) the ICUR sessions on actual event;
  • Communicate ICUR related activities to ICUR-URECA presenters;
  • Prepare meeting agenda & document Note of meetings for circulation;
  • Design ICUR-URECA banners/posters/signages;
  • Assist with event photography;
  • Collate experience of all ICUR-URECA presenters for publication after event;
  • Share your experience as ICUR-URECA student director for URECA publicity materials;
  • Host visits for students from ICUR participating Universities in NTU.