Undergraduate Research Conference
The 2012 will be hosted by Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan from Sunday 1 July to Thursday 5 July 2012. As the URC 2012 is a student-led Conference it will be organized and operated by a Student Volunteer Group from Waseda, under the guidance of the Center for International Education and the International Office.
Sunday 1 July: Participants’ Arrival, hotel check-in and conference registration
Monday 2 July: Excursion and Welcome Dinner
Tuesday 3 July: Conference begins
Thursday 5 July: Conference closes and Farewell Dinner
Friday 6 July: Participants depart
All student participants will have accommodation in the Sakura Hotel, located near the 2nd largest train station in Tokyo and moderately close to Waseda University
Accommodation fee: Approximately US$55-65 per person per night, including wired internet connection and breakfast.
Staff and Faculty members will be accommodated in the Rihga Royal Hotel next to Waseda campus at approximated US$210 per night.
(Staff can choose to stay at the Sakura Hotel if they wish!)
Overseas Travel Insurance
Participating students and staff/faculty must purchase overseas travel insurance which covers the entire journey in advance.
Students will also have the opportunity to publish their research in the University of Virginia's undergraduate journal The Oculus. Participants will be given further details, but the guidelines for publication with those students who chose to take advantage of this opportunity are downloadable below.
Each U21 member university can nominate up to three outstanding undergraduate students. One student is to be nominated for an oral presentation, another is to be nominated for a poster presentation, and the other may be nominated to either category.
Participants should ideally be students who are in undergraduate programmes at a member university when the conference is held. However, students who graduate from universities immediately before the conference or who are in graduate programmes may be considered upon request from individual universities.
Besides the three students, one staff or faculty member from each university will also be invited to the conference. Though no special events or meetings will be held for staff/faculty members, the staff/faculty members are invited to attend all events for student participants.
Registration is via the link below.
The registration closing date is 15 May 2012.
A special scholarship from the Japanese government is now available for student participants of the URC 2012. JPY 80,000 will be given in cash to the student participants at the end of the conference if the conditions of the scholarship are met.
Please see the downloadable document below for details of this scholarship.