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International Perspectives

International Perspectives on Undergraduate Research

CUR is a U.S.-based organization committed to providing support for undergraduate research through faculty development across all barriers, including country lines.
This webpage is designed to highlight CUR's international initiatives, and additions are welcome. Should you have a suggestion, please contact CUR.
"Undergraduate research is now an international movement" (Jenkins and Healey 2010)

World Congress

Come join undergraduate researchers and faculty mentors from around the globe to share your research as well as create new networks and research partnerships at the World Congress.

International Perspectives: Articles from CUR Quarterly

Rachel Spronken-Smith (2017-), Dean, Graduate Research School, University of Otago, NZ
Helen Walkington (2017-), Principal Lecturer, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Mick Healey (2009-16), Professor Emeritus, University of Gloucestershire, Healey HE Consultants, UK
Alan Jenkins (2009-16), Professor Emeritus, Oxford Brookes University, UK
The CUR Quarterly archive provides open access to all articles published in the International Desk of the CUR Quarterly. This journal is based in the United States, but the International Desk provides perspectives from outside the United States on innovative/important international developments in undergraduate research and inquiry. For links to the full articles, please use the navigation bar on the left side of the screen or visit the International Perspectives archives.

International Membership Options

CUR offers memberships to both individuals and institutions.  Please see the membership page for a full listing of benefits.
To encourage international members to join, we offer the following membership discounts:
Individual Membership - $37.50 (50% discount)
Institutional Membership
North American institutions (outside the U.S.) - $625 ($200 discount)
International institutions (outside North America) - $425 ($400 discount)
All international members receive the CUR Quarterly in electronic format only.
To join, please use the applicable hard copy form and send to the CUR National Office. 

Pre-ISSOTL Seminar

CUR often co-sponsors a Seminar on International Perspectives in Undergraduate Research at the ISSOTL conference each year.  This event is organized in conjunction with the ISSOTL Advancing Undergraduate Research Special Interest Group.

For ISSOTL 2015, which was held in Melbourne, Australia, on October 27-30, CUR elected not to create a special preconference opportunity, but was accepted to offer a symposium on assessment practices in undergraduate research during the conference.  For more information concerning ISSOTL 2015, please see:  http://www.issotl.com/issotl15/.

Materials from past ISSOTL Preconference Seminars:

Laval University on October 22, 2014

Raleigh Convention Center on October 2, 2013

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on October 24, 2012

Milwaukee, USA on October 19, 2011

Liverpool, UK 2010


Research Skills Development Webinar

In September 2010, an international conversation was held to discuss how we help undergraduate students to initiate research. Topics discussed were how others inspire students and employ discipline-appropriate ways to build their skills around identifying researchable gaps, clarifying directions, framing research questions, posing hypotheses or determining aims.

Please use the links below to access the archived materials from this webinar:

PowerPoint Presentation


International Resources

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