BUiD Doctoral Research Conference 2020


The 5th BUiD Doctoral Research Conference, BDRC 2020, invites all BUiD postgraduate students to submit full papers in their respective fields of study.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

13th June, 2020
9am to 5pm


The 5th BUiD Doctoral Research Conference 2020 is an exciting interdisciplinary academic event to share the research being conducted at the university, as well as, international research being conducted at our alliance universities.  The main purpose of this conference is to provide opportunities for graduate students to share research amongst themselves, receive scholarly feedback and network professionally. The event will also enable students across all faculties (Education, Business & Law and Engineering & IT) to showcase their innovative scholarship in various areas of interest and receive feedback on practical aspects that may enhance the value of their research.

Benefits of participation:

Attendees will benefit from opportunities to interact with the emerging community of practice at BUiD, in addition to gaining recognition, experience and an important addition to the academic CV. Full conference papers will be published in BDRC conference proceedings.  

Steering Committee:

The conference will be attended by academics from the Concordat Alliance of UK universities and other leading UK universities.

Concordat Alliance of UK universities


Submission Guidelines:

All postgraduate students are invited to submit their papers to showcase their achievements and ideas and present their work to the wider community in the format of:

  • 3,000–6,000 words full Conference Paper
  • Research proposal (for RM3 students only)

  1. Submission of full papers are to be made through (see below link)


  1. All submission MUST be submitted in the below given format.

Click below for paper format


RM3 Students Only*

It is mandatory for RM3 registered students to submit their Assignment 5, Doctoral Research Proposal.

Term 2 Assignment Papers*

Full papers completed as assignments in Term 2 will be accepted for conference based on the module coordinator’s review

*For submission dates of RM3 proposals and Term 2 assignment papers, students are asked to follow the guidelines given by their module coordinators or as stated in the module descriptor.

Key dates

Submission deadline for full papers*: 30 March 2020.

Paper acceptance will be communicated to students 2 weeks before the conference

Contact Information

Should you require any additional information or clarification please feel free to contact The Doctoral Training Centre.

Telephone: +971 4 279 1400
Email: [email protected]


The British University in Dubai

Block 11, 1st and 2nd floor, Dubai International Academic City PO Box 345015, Dubai, UAE

Tel: +971 4 279 1400

Whatsapp: +971 50 701 2843

Email: [email protected]