RMIT inaugural PhD symposium


The inaugural PhD Symposium will be held during Semester 2 Week 7 on Thursday, 13th August 2020 at the Saigon South Campus. The Symposium aims at creating a nurturing environment for HDR candidates to present their work, exchange ideas and receive feedback from fellow candidates and senior academics. In addition, this event will strengthen interdisciplinary collaboration and research culture throughout RMIT Vietnam.


The symposium is compulsory for all HDR candidates of RMIT Vietnam, with an exception of those who are on leave of absence. RMIT Vietnam academics currently pursuing a doctoral degree are also encouraged to present your work at the symposium.


Note: We will facilitate live streaming for participants based in Hanoi campus if they are unable to join in person.

Best paper awards

Winner: Gift voucher valued at 3,000,000 VND

1st Runner-up: Gift voucher valued at 2,000,000 VND

2nd Runner-up: Gift voucher valued at 1,000,000 VND

Key dates

Deadline for registration: 15 July 2020 via this link.

Deadline for Submission: 26 July 2020

Notification of Paper Acceptance: 2 August 2020

Symposium Date: Thursday 13 August 2020

Submission requirements

Presenters must send the followings to no later than 26 July 2020:

  1. An abstract (max 300 words)
  2. A summary of papers (max 5 pages)
  3. PowerPoint slides capped at 12 slides

Presentation format

A 10 minute presentation followed by a 10-minute Q&A.


Organising committee

  • Professor Mathews Nkhoma, Head of SBM, RMIT University Vietnam
  • Professor Julia Gaimster, Head of SCD & SST, RMIT University Vietnam
  • Associate Professor Robert McClelland, Deputy Head of SBM, RMIT University Vietnam
  • Dr Huy Pham, Lecturer (Finance), RMIT University Vietnam
  • Dr Anantha Arokiasamy, Senior Lecturer (HRM), RMIT University Vietnam
  • Dr Mahi Narayanan, Senior Manager, Research Services, RMIT University Vietnam
  • Dr Binh Nguyen, Program Manager (Finance), RMIT University Vietnam
  • Dr Thai Nguyen, Head of Department (Economics & Finance), RMIT University Vietnam