GISU International Research Symposium

The 2023 GISU International Research Symposium is a one-day hybrid event co-hosted by Guangzhou University and Western Sydney University. It is an initiative of the Alliance of Guangzhou International Sister-City Universities and is supported by the Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Global Development and Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Barney Glover. The symposium theme is Business Rejuvenation, Resilience, and Creativity in a Changing World and Post Pandemic Future and it features four research tracks:

  • Tourism, Hospitality and Events
  • Smart Cities: liveability, workability and sustainability
  • Entrepreneurship and advanced technologies
  • AI and technology management.

The intended audience includes:

  • WSU academics and research students
  • Academics and research students from members of GISU Alliance
  • Engagement Team / LaunchPad / Centre for Western Sydney / Local Chambers
  • Other universities domestic mostly but open to international
  • Industry partners

Key aspects are:

  • We are inviting SoBus colleagues to submit papers and present at this event
  • We are inviting SoBus colleagues to attend as audience members
  • We are inviting SoBus industry partners/connections to attend as audience members
  • A poster session has been designed to showcase the work of our research students (they can use their 3MT posters)

Guangzhou International Sister-City Universities (GISU) Alliance

The mission of the Alliance of Guangzhou International Sister-City Universities is to attract and leverage the academic resources of its members in close coordination for the sustainable development of our cities. Our Alliance today represents 20 members and affiliate members, 5 continents, 16 countries, 17 sister-city and friendly cities with a combined population of almost 38 million and over half a million students with 47,000 faculty and staff. Stronger together, GISU’s great diversity of academic programs and research capacity represent the best of the world.

SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities   

For more information download the Symposium flyer with agenda (opens in a new window) PDF, 1970.28 KB

Interested in submitting a paper? Click here for more information (opens in a new window) PDF, 474.14 KB Closes October 1st