The Annual BUiD Doctoral Research Conference took place for the second year on the 14thof May 2016. The conference included submissions from both Doctoral and Masters students from the British University in Dubai and UAE based universities, including Manipal University and Heriot-Watt University. In addition, there were a large number of submissions from several UK based universities including universities from the UK Alliance. Students from Cardiff University, the University of Glasgow and Liverpool John Moores University participated and presented at the conference, as well as students from the University of Rome and Skolkovo (Moscow School of Management). Over 100 students attended the conference, with 74 participating students from local and international universities. Keynote speaker, Professor Ghassan Aouad, President of Applied Science University in Bahrain, presented on the “Art and Science of doing a PhD.” Dr. Maureen Farrell from the University of Glasgow, one of BUiD’s UK associate universities, gave a second keynote speech in the morning on the topic of “Journeys with Children’s Literature: Research with impact.” The conference included a range of themes from several disciplines to ensure that all students who are studying a wide range of doctoral research topics can participate in the conference. The themes adopted in this year’s conference included: Innovation, Sustainability, Business, Project Management, IT, Engineering, Law and Education. Students from both BUiD and UK Associate universities reviewed papers to gain experience and practice for their future academic activities. Academics from the University of Glasgow and the University of Manchester were also present on the day to support the conference. Six best paper awards were given to the best submissions, which included 2 from Education, 1 from Business & Law and 3 from Engineering & IT. This year, all participating students were given the option to decide whether or not to be included in the BDRC 2016 published conference proceedings.
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