Big Turnout at the IRC for Doctoral Day Event

More than 70 Masters’ students and Ph.D. researchers attended the first ever doctoral study day on “Writing Research Proposals in Culture Studies, Linguistics and Business Management” at the Information Resource Center (IRC).  The event was organized in collaboration with the Tunisian Association of Young Researchers (TAYR) and the Tunisian American Young Professionals (TAYP).

Three eminent professors volunteered to share their expertise in the field of research and research supervision. They shared with the audience their tips and recommendations for writing a strong research proposal.  Dr. Lynn Hanachi and Dr. Hafedh Halila, both from the University of Carthage, explained that a research proposal needs to be concise, precise, and bring something new to the researcher’s field.  Dr. Wael Aguir, who teaches finance at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, and who participated in the event via Skype, discussed the importance of a good research proposal not only for one’s thesis but also for grant applications and fellowships.

Students and researchers alike expressed their appreciation for the event and underscored the importance of such opportunities to interact with other researchers and professors in their fields.