Creative Industries


13 April 2010

Three QUT Creative Industries postgraduate students have received scholarships to attend the Oxford Internet Institute Summer Doctoral Programme (OIL SDP) in the United Kingdom.

Ronald Schroeter, Woitek Konzal and Elaine Zhao will be attending the Oxford Internet Institute Summer Doctoral program from 5-16 July.

This Programme aims to stretch the thinking of the participants on a range of issues, to provide valuable advice and support for their thesis research, and to establish a peer network of excellent young researchers.

It involves daily research seminars and panel sessions given by leading academics, with students having the opportunity to present their research to their peers in informal seminars.

Elaine Zhao says, "I know several doctoral students here who participated in the program in the past and benefited from it a lot. As I have completed fieldwork research and started writing the thesis, OII SDP provides me an invaluable opportunity to stretch my thinking and craft my thesis in a dynamic and multidisciplinary environment. I am looking forward to the idea party, and believe I'll benefit from the interaction with the leading academics and the peer networks"!

Head of Research at QUT Creative Industries, Professor Brad Haseman advises that this will be an intense learning experience for these early researchers. "Each year the Creative Industries Faculty provides scholarships for our high achieving postgraduate researchers to be exposed to international conferences and learning programmes".

"The scholarships are awarded to students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to the learning process and we know they will benefit greatly from operating and networking in this international context".

Ronny Schroeter says, "I have only heard positive things from past OII-SDP alumni. I am curious to meet the other international students from all over the world. Two weeks is a good timeframe to make friends with interesting people, plus, they could end up valuable contacts in the future of my academic career."

"Getting accepted to Oxford Internet Institute's Summer Doctoral Programme is great", said Woitek Konzal. It demonstrates that what we do here on this big island is relevant and of interest to the rest of the world. Getting the scholarship is also great because it shows that the Creative Industries Faculty sees it the same way."

To find out more about Research at the Creative Industries Faculty please visit:

Woitek Konzal

Elaine Zhao

Ronald Schroeter


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