The XIV SYMPOSIUM OF MEXICAN STUDENTS AND STUDIES will take place at the University of Edinburgh from the 16th to the 18th of June 2016. The objective of this event is to bring together the Mexican student community and those interested in Mexican issues, across the topics outlined in the Special Program of Science, Technology and Innovation from CONACYT (PECITI):

  • Environment
  • Knowledge of the Universe
  • Sustainable development
  • Technological development
  • Energy
  • Health
  • Society
  • Other topics not considered in previous categories

With the slogan “Knowledge into Solutions” we aim to promote knowledge as a catalyst for change and stimulate the transition of our country into a knowledge-based economy. The symposium will feature plenary sessions by high-level speakers from different fields of knowledge, as well as individual oral and poster presentations from postgraduate students.

General Guidance


In an individual oral session, you are expected to present your own research in a lecture-style format (using visual aid like power point slides). These presentations will explain the general idea or results of your work (without technical details), in no more than 15 minutes. After your presentation the audience will have a 5 min Q&A. Please remember that you will be presenting your work to a general audience, so make sure each point is clear. For more information about an individual oral presentation you can go here.

To register your oral presentation click here.


Under this option, you are expected to present your individual or collective research in a poster session. You are expected to stand next to your poster and engage with attendees. This will be the time for you to discuss your findings, discoveries, creations, etc. You can find more information about doing a poster presentarion here.

To register your poster click here.


Under this option, you are expected to design 70 – 90 minutes’ panel discussion. Each session will include a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 panellists, plus a moderator. Your table needs to be structured to address a topic from a multi-perspective approach that ensures that you are discussing the topic from different disciplines and from contrasting points of view. More information about a round table is available here.

To register your round table click here.

All accepted abstracts will be published in the online-only, open access Symposium Memoirs, available on our website. All proceedings for this symposium will be in English only. To foster further engagement we encourage all participants and attendees to submit a Public Engagement Communication entry to our Blog.

For further queries please go here.

You might also find useful this guidance that contains useful information about becoming part of the Symposium.

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