SEOUL 2019 | 5th Annual IIES Science & Policy Workshop and Graduate Student Forum

Students and faculty from Nanjing University, Trent University and the University of Edinburgh.

November 11-14, 2019 Korea University hosted this year’s Graduate Student Forum and 5th Annual Science and Policy Workshop in beautiful Seoul, South Korea.

Over 75 Students and faculty from nine IIES member institutions gathered to share their research and discuss topics in Environmental Science. Our plenary speakers this year were, Professor Raimund Bleischwitz (University College London), Dr. Ondrej Masek (University of Edinburgh), Professor Daniel Tsang (Hong Kong Polytechnic University), Professor Xiaowen Zeng (Sun Yat-sen University), Professor Asaf Zohar (Trent University).

Faculty enjoy a coffee during the break.

Students and faculty presented their research in parallel sessions, topics included: Waste/Water Management; Environmental Policy/Climate Change/Circular Economies; Mercury in the Environment; Environmental Policy; Environmental Effects/Contaminants; Environmental Methods and Environmental Remediation.

A student sharing his research at the poster session.

On Monday, Students who attended the Graduate Student Forum prior to the Annual Workshop on shared their work in shorter, more concise presentations. They then participated in a panel discussion on Best Practices in Publishing and broke off into discussion groups to discuss student and faculty relationships. Tuesday’s program offered further discussion on topics of ethics and sustainable practices of corporations and enterprises.

Our annual workshops and graduate student forums provide opportunities for students and faculty to form linkages and create pathways for IIES members to further their research at home and abroad. We look forward to next year’s workshop, which will be held at Nanjing University in China.

For inquiries please contact Julia Colley.