2018 Development in Asia Research Conference

YNSAR Development in Asia Research Conference 2018

Hosted by Asia’s premier Liberal Arts College, Yale-NUS Society for Academic Research presents Development in Asia Research Conference. The interdisciplinary undergraduate research conference will offer University students in Singapore the opportunity to connect with fellow undergraduate researchers within and outside their respective fields of academic interest as well as to obtain feedback on research topics from Yale-NUS faculty members and professors from other tertiary education institutions in Singapore.


Undergraduates will also get the opportunity to participate in panel discussions on contemporary issues about Asia’s development and attend guest lectures by speakers by invitation. The Conference will culminate with a Best Research Topic and Best Research Paper competition.


Why “Development in Asia”?

Where does Asia fit in our rapidly developing and increasingly interconnected world? Here at Yale-NUS College, a leading academic institution situated at the frontier of exciting developments in Asia-Pacific, we hope to provide a platform for undergraduate researchers to present and discuss their original work in exploring one of the most pertinent questions of our epoch.


Audience, Purpose, Specializations

Centred on the theme of Development in Asia, DARC aims to encourage a culture of academic research and spur interdisciplinary dialogue amongst undergraduates. It also serves as a platform for undergraduate researchers to present on their research interests and make connections with other experts in their fields.  


The conference encompasses six specializations — Geopolitics and International Relations, Science and Technology, Arts and Culture, Environment and Sustainability, Economics and Finance, as well as Society and Social Change.


What will participants do there?

Student researchers will orally present their research to faculty and student judges and peer researchers interested in different aspects of Asian Development. They will also network and build connections with academics, participate in panel discussions, and attend a research proposal workshop. They will also have the opportunity to potentially publish their work in the Yale-NUS Undergraduate Journal (YNUJ) afterwards.


Participants will get to:

  • Network with Academics
  • Present Your Research
  • Receive Feedback
  • Interdisciplinary Discussions on Topics You Care About
  • Panel Discussions
  • Research Proposal Workshop
  • Opportunity to Publish


Important Dates

24 Jan 2018 (Wed) – Deadline for Researcher Registration (Abstract Submission)

24 Mar 2018 (Sat) – Date of Conference