By | July 31, 2018

Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST)  2018 National Student Research Symposium

The Ministry of Higher Education, Training and Innovation (MHETI), in collaboration with the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), the University of Namibia (UNAM), the International University of Management (IUM) and the National Commission for Research, Science and Technology (NCRST), will host the 1st Annual National Student Research Symposium (NSRS) from 18 – 19 October 2018.

The symposium aims to give students an opportunity to share their work with peers, and to stimulate national intellectual climate though discussions and collaborations within and across disciplines and institutions.

The symposium is open to students from all higher education institutions in Namibia. No registration fees will be required.Participants may present results from their current research projects. All accepted abstracts will be published in the Symposium Abstract Booklet.

Prospective presenters are invited to submit abstracts of no more than 250 words. The abstract should outline:
a. Title
b. Scholarly Approach
c. Results and Conclusions

Please also state the following on your cover page:
1. The name and contact detail of the presenter(s)
2. The name and contact detail of the corresponding author(s)
3. The name of your institution and department in which the
research was conducted
4. Type of contribution (oral presentation, poster or

Important Dates:
• Friday, 17 August 2018: Deadline for Submission of Abstracts
• Friday, 31 August 2018: Notification for Acceptance of Abstracts
• Monday, 01 October 2018: Online Registration Opens
• Friday, 12 October 2018: Registration Closes

Types of Contributions:
Oral Presentations:
A scholarly paper in which the researcher will share results based on original data collection or secondary data analysis, and can be quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods. Researchers will be allowed ten minutes for their presentations and a further five minutes for questions and answers.

Poster Presentation:
A visual presentation for viewing by symposium attendees.Presenters will prepare a single poster explaining their research questions, methodology and conclusions. Presenters should be available at the allocated times to explain their project to interested parties and answer questions.

A demonstration displays materials related to research or practice.These may include a variety of formats, such as a computer program, an application or a multimedia presentation of a project.

Respective researchers are requested to submit their work electronically at