DSC Doctoral Research Conference

The College of Design and Social Context Doctoral Research Conference celebrates the significant contributions of postgraduate researchers towards the advancement of knowledge and provides a platform for transdisciplinary collaboration and information exchange.

Comprising a series of events across the academic year, the DSC Doctoral Research Conference (formerly the Graduate Research Symposia) includes the College's Practice Research Symposium (PRS), Urban Futures Symposium and Social Change Symposium.

In June 2024, the inaugural Doctoral Research Conference Australia will be held at RMIT’s Melbourne City Campus. This is the first time that the PRS, Urban Futures Symposium and Social Change Symposium will run concurrently to form one combined event. The events program for this week is now available to explore via the link below. 

Our offshore symposia – PRS Asia, PRS Europe and PRS North America – will continue to run as planned for 2024. In future years, the Social Change Symposium and Urban Futures Symposium will also be held offshore, running concurrently with PRS Asia and PRS Europe. Collectively, these symposia will form the DSC Doctoral Research Conferences for Asia and Europe respectively. 

"Higher Degree by Research in the College of Design and Social Context is inherently interdisciplinary and focuses on making an impact in a variety of disciplines including the fields of architecture, art, communication, design, education, humanities, property and social sciences. With all candidates embedded in active research groups in their schools, disciplines, and the Enabling Impact Platforms, they are essential in the college's research ecology.  At these events, candidates engage with and present to a wide research community allowing them to profile their research in a public forum while learning from others in overlapping disciplines."

- Dr Stephen Gaunson, DSC HDR Director

Upcoming events

Doctoral Research Conference Australia

3 – 9 June 2024

PRS North America

20 - 22 June 2024​

PRS Asia II

20 – 22 September ​2024

Doctoral Research Conference Australia II

21 – 27 October 2024​

PRS Europe II

21 – 24 November 2024

PRS North America II

2 – 4 December 2024​

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Past events

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

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torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.