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[Call for paper] APRU Doctoral Students Conference, 23-27 November, Zhejiang University, China

Conference name 14th APRU Doctoral Students Conference
Theme Shaping the Future: Promoting Multicultural Exchange and Technological Cooperation through Asia-Pacific Interconnection
Venue Zhejiang University, China
Dates 23-27 November, 2015
Registration fees

300 USD

The registration fee includes return airport transfers (for participants who arrive on 23 November and depart on 27 November), accommodation on twin occupancy, meals and transportation during the conference. Participants may opt to book a single room and/or extend their stay by paying an extra fee. Please note that rooms are subject to availability.

Some funds are available to support up to 10 participants (i.e. registration fee waivers). Authors (of selected papers) are eligible to apply.  Download the application form here.

Call for paper

The main theme of the 2015 conference is “Shaping the Future: Promoting Multicultural Exchange and Technological Cooperation through Asia-Pacific Interconnection”. Papers to be submitted should focus on the three key words - exchange, cooperation and Interconnection in explaining their research in the context of the Asia-Pacific region. Originality and practicality of the research will be highly valued.

Abstracts can be submitted via email to For detailed information on the abstract/paper submissions and registration, please refer to the updated 'call for papers'. A sample template for the paper submission is also available.

Key dates  (Extended)
September 30:  Abstract submissions deadline
October 20:  Notification of acceptance
October 30: Deadline for online registration and payment
November 5:  Deadline for full paper submissions
Eligibility Currently enrolled PhD Students of NTU
Contact DSC 2015 Local Organizing Committee, Zhejiang University:
OIA financial support

For participant whose paper got accepted, you may apply for reimbursement of the registration fee 300 USD after you attend the meeting.
If your registration fee got waived by Zhejiang University, you may apply for reimbursement of the round trip ticket to Hangzhou, Zhejiang (economy class) after you attend the meeting.

Please forward your letter of acceptence and/or notification of registration fee waiver to by November 5, 2015 to be eligible for the financial support. Please also call to make sure I got your emails.

For any questions regarding the reimbursement, you may contact Ms. Teng at 33662007 ext. 221 or via



The Association Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) is a network for 45 leading research universities across 17 economies.  APRU was established in 1997 by the presidents of California Institute of Technology (Thomas Everhart), University of California, Berkeley (Chang-Lin Tien), University of California, Los Angeles (Charles Young) and University of Southern California (Steven B. Sample).

Launched in 2000, the APRU Doctoral Students Conference (DSC) is one of APRU’s long-running initiatives. Participants present their research papers and engage on a range of topics grouped under an annual theme. Using a multidisciplinary approach, participants gain fresh perspectives and innovative ideas from peers from related or different fields of studies. These often give them new ways of addressing some of the most important issues or research questions in their field of study.


Update: 2015 / 09 / 16