What is ICUR?

The International Conference of Undergraduate Research (ICUR) is an annual, two-day academic conference that showcases the best in undergraduate research from around the world. It was established through a collaboration between staff at the University of Warwick, and Monash University in 2013. ICUR now annually includes up to thirteen institutions across five continents.

ICUR fosters international connections and interdisciplinary conversations between undergraduates from partner institutions. It provides a rigorous yet supportive forum for students to engage in global research dialogue, discuss ideas and receive feedback from their peers.

Through ICUR undergraduates have the unique opportunity to experience an international conference without leaving their home campus and they participate in sessions with students at other institutions through the latest in high-definition digital video conferencing technologies.

Here is what it looks like :

Join us to hear and learn from emerging undergraduate researchers at the ninth annual International Conference of Undergraduate Research (ICUR), which will be held on 28th-29th September 2021. Sponsored by the Monash-Warwick Alliance, it will showcase interdisciplinary research from nearly 600 undergraduate students from around the world.

ICUR 2021 is connecting with more institutions than ever before, virtually linking student presenters from the EUTOPIA alliance and beyond. Participating universities are: University of Warwick, UK; Monash University campuses in Melbourne and Malaysia; Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU), University of Leeds, UK; the Warwick EUTOPIA Partnership including Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, Pompeu Fabra University , Barcelona (UPF), University of Gothenburg, Sweden, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and CY Cergy Paris University; Baruch College, City University of New York, University of Nebraska, Lincoln (UNL), and Pennsylvania State University and the University of British Columbia in North America; and Stellenbosch University in South Africa.

ICUR provides the opportunity for undergraduate researchers across all disciplines to present their work to a global audience, via video-conferencing technology and a virtual conferencing centre, hosted by our ICUR App. Attendees can drop in to sessions throughout the 28th-29th September, from the comfort of their own homes and offices.

ICUR 2021 is free to join and open to the public from anywhere in the world. Thanks to its 48-hour format, participants and audience will be able to watch, participate, interact and ask questions via the ICUR App, no matter which time zone they live in.

Please download and register with the ICUR App now to take part in ICUR 2021, support emerging researchers and discover what’s going on in the world of undergraduate research.

ICUR 2021 will also feature virtual poster presentations, an inspiring panel of keynote speakers including Dr Michael Tildesley and Dr Steve Fuller from the University of Warwick and Priya Sharma fro Monash University and an alumni panel of past ICUR presenters and student leaders from Monash and Warwick. Our ICUR alumni will discuss how they translated their experiences gained from ICUR, into real-world opportunities.

You can also connect with ICUR online via our social media channels @icurstudent on Instagram, Twitter, Facebookand LinkedIn, and share about your experience using the hashtag #ICUR2021.

We look forward to welcoming you at ICUR 2021!

Some figures and student feedback about ICUR 2020:

ICUR 2020 Eutopia

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