Postgrad quality papers go online
Wednesday, 30 April 2003
Australia's biggest collection of papers on quality in postgraduate research is now a major resource online.
The collected papers from five Quality in Postgraduate Research (QPR) conferences held in Adelaide over the past 10 years are now available thanks to the joint work of the University of Adelaide and the University of Canberra.
The QPR conferences began in 1994, organised by the three South Australian universities.
Over the years they have become regarded as the most important conferences of their kind in Australia, attracting some of the biggest names in the field, and the significant involvement of postgraduate students.
"What started out as a local concern about the need for discussion about quality in postgraduate research turned into a major event for universities from around Australia and New Zealand," says Dr Gerry Mullins, one of the organisers of the conferences.
"The website now contains the best - and only - collection in Australasia of discussion papers on postgraduate research quality. It is a major resource for anyone interested in the field."
Most of the papers presented at each conference are available on the new QPR website.
The website is hosted by the University of Canberra and can be found at: www.canberra.edu.au/celts/QPR/
"We'd like to hear from anyone who presented papers at any of these conferences whose papers are not linked on the site at the moment," says Dr Margaret Kiley, who initiated and managed the development of the new website.
"We have contacted most of the presenters, but of course many have moved over the years. We would like to make our resource as complete as possible for the benefit for all."
The next Quality in Postgraduate Research conference will be held in 2004.