An important learning event for research students (Master & Doctoral levels) in business, management, and related disciplines . . .
The 1st Borneo Research Education Conference (BREC 2013) co-organised by Swinburne University Sarawak, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Sarawak, and Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), will be held during 20-21 August 2013 at Swinburne Campus, Kuching, Sarawak.
This is the first in a series of events to be organised by the participating institutions in order to enhance research education in the Borneo region. It is intended to be a regular event that would eventually grow to involve other universities from all parts of the Borneo Island.
Two key aspects of research education will be the focus of this conference in 2013: (a) developing as a researcher and (b) the culture of sharing.
(a) Developing as a Researcher
Researcher development is a key focus of research education. This requires not only learning about research methods, but also becoming active contributors in a research community. Developing as a researcher requires a support network that triggers research ideas, facilitates collaboration, builds capacities, and promotes meaningful research. The conference is an initial step towards building such a network
(b) Culture of Sharing
This event is meant to create a conducive environment for research students to share their work with an audience consisting of experienced academics, students with similar research interests, and professionals from relevant backgrounds. The practice of sharing one’s research work is fundamental to building a research culture. This practice will be cultivated and recognised in this conference. This will be done by creating a relaxed environment necessary for such sharing. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to practice the skills of giving and receiving feedback, which is vital for a researcher.