The 9th Mathematics and Physical Science Graduate Congress 2014 (9th MPSGC)
8th - 10th January 2014
Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, Malaysia
The 9th Mathematics and Physical Sciences Graduate Congress (MPSGC) is jointly organized by the Science Faculties of the University of Malaya (UM), the National University of Singapore (NUS), and Chulalongkorn University (CU), and scheduled to be held at the Faculty of Science, UM, in 8-10 January 2014. The MPSGC is an annual event jointly organized by postgraduates from the three universities mentioned above, with each university playing host alternately.
As the three institutions aim to produce broadly trained research scientists, it is expected that the congress will provide a greater understanding and knowledge of sciences and enable graduates to make future advances in the field. This meeting will furthermore strengthen network and cooperation among graduates from the Southeast Asian universities and others who are interested in science and technology.
The primary objective of the MPSGC is to provide postgraduates from various backgrounds a convergence point and a common platform to present and discuss their research findings. This meeting will be an international forum on the recent development of research in both mathematical and physical sciences carried out regionally. It is hoped that such a diverse forum will pique the scientific curiosity of these young minds, and cement their appreciation of not only their own disciplines, but other related ones. Moreover, despite its academic nature, this event will also provide an exposure to multi-cultural interests among the graduates from this region. Such appreciation and exposure will surely be the seed to the growth and flowering of inter-disciplinary and inter-institution collaborative programs in the future. Another benefit of this event, in addition to the exchange of scientific ideas, is the provision of an avenue for networking among graduates in the region, indirectly enhancing their organizational and communication skills.