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Indonesian Students Discussion Forum

INDONESIAN STUDENTS DISCUSSION FORUM                                                                 

In 2016, World Bank reported that Indonesia was the 8th largest country by GDP (PPP). Further, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in its 2017 report titled "The long view: how will the global economic order change by 2050?" has projected that world economic order in 2050 will change and will make Indonesia the 4th largest country by GDP (PPP). Notwithstanding to the bright projection for Indonesia issued by PwC; however, Indonesia is currently facing a turbulence time caused by problems ranging from multicultural to economic issues. For instance, World Bank in 2017 reported that there are 28.4 million people still living under the national poverty line and 7.02 million people are unemployed (BPS, 2016 as cited in, 2016). 

Considering the problems faced by Indonesia, we, Indonesian students who come from distinct backgrounds and various student’s organizations (PPIA University of Melbourne, Awardee Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP) and Australia Awards Scholars Club) have initiated to organize Indonesian Students Discussion Forum (ISDF). 

The theme of ISDF is Inventing Indonesia's Future Development.  ISDF will be held on March 27, 2018 at 6pm- 9pm, in University of Melbourne, Parkville. The goal of ISDF is to present the best ideas, research, and inventions in all areas of study for Indonesia's future development. If you are a postgraduate (doctoral or master) or an undergraduate student and interested in sharing your ideas, you can submit your abstract to ISDF, and please check the following information for detailed general guidelines and information about the abstract review and selection process.

Abstract Submission Site Opens: January 23rd, 2018
Abstract Submission Deadline: February 8th, 2018 (11.59pm)
Notification of Acceptance: February 18th, 2018
Abstract Presentation: March 27th, 2018 (6pm – 9pm)

Only abstracts submitted in English will be reviewed.
Abstracts should be an original work.
Abstract must be submitted as a word file.
Abstracts must not exceed 300 words (excluding the title, authors and references (if any).
All abbreviations must be spelled out on first use.

Each of submitted abstracts will undergo a blind review by a relevant expert from various universities in Victoria, Australia and each of applicant whose abstract is selected and presented will be awarded a certificate of participation.

After receiving a notification of acceptance of your abstract, you are eligible to present your abstract. Presenters must deliver their research in a Power Point presentation in English.

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Click the following link to submit your abstract:

Firda: +61420230394
Nini: +61420790802

Earlier Event: January 18
Later Event: March 6