RMIT Vietnam NewsResearchers discuss challenges in building a research career

Researchers discuss challenges in building a research career

Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 14:50
Prof Julian Teicher giving welcome address
Anzam research workshop

More than 130 researchers from Vietnam and other countries in the region including Malaysia, the Philippines and Hong Kong gathered at an academic event on research career development today at the Saigon South campus of RMIT International University Vietnam.

The two-day workshop on Research and Publication was hosted by RMIT Vietnam in association with the Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) and Asia Academy of Management (AAM).

The workshop was designed for people undertaking or considering a PhD as well as those interested in publishing from their research.

"The workshop offered opportunities for professional development, social interaction, and networking with academics and PhD candidates from Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam and many other countries. In addition, it offered benefits for both study and research collaboration," Professor Julian Teicher, President, ANZAM Asia Division, and Head of Centre of Commerce & Management, RMIT Vietnam, said today.

"RMIT Vietnam is pleased to have created a forum for senior academics from a range of international institutions to help develop the potential of PhD candidates and emerging researchers from across South East Asia."

Academics from a wide range of universities were in attendance at the event, including Vietnam National University, University of Economics HCMC, and Can Tho University, as well as representatives from overseas universities including Universiti Sains Malaysia, University of Cracow (Poland), University of the Philippines and others. A particularly large contingent attended from HCMC Open University.

Some of the topics discussed in this two day events include:

- Research methodology: qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods.

- Writing for international refereed journals.

- Choosing the right topic for your PhD.

- Managing your project and your supervisor.

- Thinking about and framing your research questions.

- Structuring your thesis for the greatest impact.

- Publishing from your thesis and research: strategies, hints and advice.

- From thesis to book: choosing publishers and understanding the technicalities of book publishing.