In 2015, the International Research Summer School (IRSS) was founded by Asso. Prof. Trung Q. Duong (Queen’s University Belfast, UK). The IRSS is an annual event organized by Duy Tan University (DTU) under Newton fund managed by British Council. In the first 4 schools (i.e., in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018), many experts and professors from world-class universities in the UK, the USA, Canada, and Australia provided the prospective PhD students with academic interests such as advanced research skills, researcher careers, and research governance and ethics, etc. that will help the prospective PhD students to develop their capacities for academic activities in advanced higher education systems in the world.
The schools also supported useful information about PhD scholarships and related issues such as application process, successful stories, finding and working with supervisors, PhD life, etc. The schools therefore play an important role as a very stepping stone towards a successful academic research career of the attendances.
After four schools (i.e., in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018), there have been 88 students from many universities and institutes in Vietnam received travel and accommodation grants. The great achievement here is that after the schools, about 65% of them won full master and PhD scholarships to study in the UK, the USA, France, Germany, Canada, Italy, Japan, Taiwan, and Korea,… This actually motivates the committee to envision a long-term development strategy of the IRSS.
The 5th IRSS will be held from 20 to 22, Aug. 2019 at DTU, Danang City, it is a great honor to DTU to go with new prospective PhD students. The 5th IRSS is expected to provide the attendances with a rich and useful course that will be the prep steps into their future PhD programme and research career.
The IRSS is supported in part by the Newton Fund Institutional Link through the Fly-by Flood Monitoring Project under Grant ID 428328486, which is delivered by the British Council. For further information, please visit www.newtonfund.ac.uk./
List of students awarded MSc and PhD scholarships