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First International Research Forum on

The Role of University in Green and Sustainable Development in Laos 

November 3, 2016

 

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General information

The First International Research Forum on ‘the Role of University in Green and Sustainable Development’ is scheduled on 3rd November 2016 in Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR. The purpose of this forum is to address issues relating to the current status of universities’ contribution to green and sustainable development; and how higher education institution contribute to green and sustainable development. The forum will create a platform that allows Lao and international researchers to present and discuss research findings with relevance to the role of universities in sustainable development. 

Call for papers and sessions

We welcome research papers that contribute to one of the themes below.

  • Economics and Business Management
  • Social Sciences
  • Educations
  • Language and cultures
  • Architecture and urban planning
  • Law and public administration
  • Science, technology and innovation, sciences, agriculture, and engineering.
  • Natural resources and environment (forestry, water resources, and environmental protection)

Submission

All abstracts and full-research papers should be submitted to the Organizing Committee via e-mail:

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Conference Venue

The First International Research Forum will be held at the Faculty of Economics and Business Management, National University of Laos.

Address: Dong dok Campus, Xaythany District, Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR.
Contact: +856-21 770 523


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Concept Note 

First International Conference on “The Role of University in Green and Sustainable Development”

November 3, 2016

National University of Laos

 

Organized by:

 

Supported by:

 

Rationale:

In December 2014, the First National Research and Development Forum on “The Path Way for the Sustainable Development in Lao PDR” was successfully organized.  In 2015, the Second Annual Research Forum on “Getting Ready for AEC: Issues, implications and ways forward” was conducted with admirable outcome.  This year, 2016, on the occasion of 20th Anniversary of the National University of Laos, an International Research Forum will be conducted on November 3, 2016, entitled “The Role of University in Green and Sustainable Development”.

In the era of knowledge economy as well as regional integration of ASEAN, education has a key role for a sustainable future, developing relevant skills among the leaders and citizens of tomorrow.  As such raising awareness about sustainability for universities is a highly relevant issue today. Tomorrow universities need to enhance greater interaction between the public and private sectors, by creating and developing knowledge through research and having a multidisciplinary approach with sustainability mindset to all of their activities. Knowledge creation and transfer for higher education requires sustainability in terms of social, economic, and environmental concern of sustainable development, directing advancement towards green and sustainable knowledge society.

 

Objectives

The primary objectives for the conference are to address the issues on:

·      What is the current status of universities’ contribution to green and sustainable development?

·      How can higher education institution contribute to green and sustainable development?

·      What teaching approaches and professional skills are needed to enable university educators produce highly capable future citizen?

·      What are the connection of public, private, and university collaboration in generating enabling environment for future sustainable development?

·      How should universities be supported to develop professional competencies?

 

Subthemes of the conference

·      Economics and Business Management

·      Social Sciences

·      Educations

·      Language and cultures

·      Architecture and urban planning

·      Law and public administration

·      Science, technology and innovation in natural sciences, agriculture, and engineering.

·      Natural resources and environment (forestry, water resources, and environmental protection)

 

Target Participants

·  International participants

·      High level of technical staffs from various ministries

·      Ministry of Education and Sports

·      Ministry of Science and Technology

·      Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

·      Ministry of Industry and Commerce

·      Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment

·      Ministry of Public Works and Transport

·      Ministry of Post and Telecommunications

·      Ministry of Health

·      Ministry of Planning and Investment

·      Ministry of Culture, Information and Tourism

·      Office of Government

·      Leaders from 3 provincial public universities

·      Researchers from the provincial public universities

·      Leaders of two public universities and research institutes in Vientiane Capital

·      NUOL

·      NAFRI

·      NERI

·      Institute of Traditional Medicine

·      Institute of Public Health

·      National Political and Administration Academy

·      Party’s Strategic Research Institute

·      The Research Institute of Social Sciences

·      Education Science Research Institute

·      Special speakers, moderators and conference steering committees

·      Presenters from Vientiane Capital City

·      General participants or from different organizations

 

Schedule

Time Activities
1/8/2016

·    Announcement of the conference and accepting abstract submissions

·    Issues invitations for keynote speakers and guests

5/8-10/10

·    Receive abstracts and content committee screen the abstract

·    send out invitations

2 – 10/10

·    Reply to the selected abstract and prepare abstract books

·    Finalize the presenters and invitation acceptance

23-27/10

·    Print abstract books and schedule

·    Prepare the utilities for the conference

2/11 ·    International and provincial participants arrivals
3/11 ·    Conduct the conference
5-30/11

·    Conference reports

·    Prepare proceedings and publish

 

Expected Outcome

The expected outcome of conference are:

  • accumulation of research findings and creation of research database in the area of sustainable development in higher education,
  • promotion of research networks between higher education institutions, research institutions and researchers.
  • awareness raising on green and sustainable development of higher education, with multiple stakeholders, bridging between public, private, and higher education sectors.
  • facilitation of knowledge creation and transfer.

 



 Guidelines for Abstract

 

Abstract guideline

Abstract should be written in English, use Times New Roman font, and the abstract should be no more than 400 words, which accounted for the following:

1. Title: The title should be short, concise, and attractive. The font should be bold with the size of 14.

2. Author (s): The fond size should be 12. It should include authors’ name and family name. Affiliation (please see the abstract format). Please underline the name of the person who will present, and write in the bracket “corresponding author” for the one who will be the correspondent. 

 

3. Please put the word “Abstract” above the abstract content. The font size in this section should also be 12. The content should include:

3.1.Content of abstract:

a.     Problem statement or description the development issue the research seeks to address

b.     Description of the research itself, including objectives and methods

c.     Key results or findings

d.     Summary of policy recommendations or solutions

 

4. Abstract and full research paper should be submitted to organizing committee via e-mail at   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

5. Deadline for submission: 10 October 2016.