Southville College Division draws up its first International Research Conference (IRC) with the theme “Thinking Globally: Sustainable Development Goals in the 4th Industrial Revolution happening on July 15-16, 2021 via Zoom. The conference will welcome top researchers from various colleges and universities across the globe. The event is compliant with the Department of Tourism’s call for the involvement of the country in pursuit of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations General Assembly. Discourse on industrial trends in the digital era will vary in different fields; Communication, Psychology, Tourism, Information Technology, Business, and Environment. Participants will be actively engaged in plenary discussions, forums, and parallel sessions to name a few. The conference will be preceded by sought-after speakers worldwide coming from Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, and the United States. Southville originally organized the conference in early 2020 after the recent AUTONOMOUS Status recognition granted by CHED and was then postponed due to the pandemic. Yet, Southville College Division is committed to fulfill its promise to its participants, making an opportunity out of a long pause to even make the conference even better and more exciting. “We used all our time to source reputable international speakers that would add more value to the conference. Although it will be a virtual set up, we are confident that this will please our attendees just like in any other events our team spearheaded,” shared Dr. Nancy De Guia, Southville Institute of Tourism Dean and Coordinator for IRC.
Southville’s strong research culture secured full trust from CHED to mount the conference expecting strong participation from stakeholders. It also aims to strengthen the country’s research ethos that will encourage a diverse perspective on the issues facing the 4th Industrial Revolution. As the youngest institution in the Philippines granted the Autonomous Status by CHED, Southville College Division commits to globally expand its mission to produce graduates who are research-oriented and digitally-competent. Southville is known for its strong research culture with a record of awards given to its students and faculty in global research conventions such as the Distinguished Paper Award at the 2017 International Symposium on Education and Psychology – Fall Session in South Korea received by BS Psychology Alumnus Airand Jacinto Uy and a Silver Award at the PolyU Innovation & Entrepreneurship Global Student Challenge in Hong Kong received by BS Business Administration alumni dubbed as the “Zikaway Ladies”, among others.
Paper Submission is ongoing until April 30, 2021.
Participant Registration is ongoing until June 30, 2021.
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Message from the IRC Chairman
Southville is looking forward to welcoming academicians not just from the country but from around the world in this year’s International Research Conference (IRC). The institution believes that research not only expands one’s knowledge and understanding of a particular discipline but also connects like-minded individuals so that they may have a platform to discuss and respond to the current needs of society.
We hope to build a community of students, faculty, and industry practitioners and develop fervor for new discoveries and meaningful information sharing and seeking. With the diverse research that we are receiving, this year’s IRC is a truly promising one.
Please join us on July 15-16 and get ready to share and listen to new perspectives that may enlighten us and expand our worldview.
Dr. Felma Carlos-Tria
Director, Southville Higher Education