The university of Cambridge, and its Department of Zoology becomes the Academic Partner of ICOPE. Already working in collaboration with ICOPE through the BEFTA-RERTA project, the University will be in charge of identifying students who are involved in studying the relation between palm oil production and the environment. Several students will receive some financial support allocated by ICOPE to present their work at the conference.
The International Conference on Oil Palm and the Environment (ICOPE 2018) is an international meeting dedicated to the transformation of the palm oil industry towards more environment-friendly production and consumption of palm oil (see https://icope-series.com/).The conference this year (“Solutions for Local Production and Global Change”) will take place between the 25th and the 27th of April 2018, to be held in the Westin Resort, Nusa Dua, Bali.
This year for the first time, organisers are offering five funded graduate student positions to take part in the conference and present a poster. As well as the costs of registration and poster printing, these studentships include an additional allowanceof maximum USD500 to support costs of local regional travel within SE Asia to the venue and accommodation.
This opportunity will be particularly relevant for students who work in the area of tropical agricultural sustainability or biodiversity and will provide a valuable opportunity to interact with industry and other researchers working in the field. The allocation of studentships will be decided by the Academic Partners for the conference, the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge.
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