Postgraduate Research Colloquium (PGRC) 2021


Faculty of Social Sciences and Leisure Management (FSLM), and Centre for Research and Innovation in Tourism (CRiT), Taylor’s University organized the Postgraduate Research Colloquium (PGRC) 2021 that was held virtually from 31st July – 1st August 2021. PGRC is an universal platform for promoting research, discussing avenues for global and contemporary issues, providing a network with top-notch senior academicians, and facilitating publication opportunities for postgraduate students and young scholars. The event is organized annually, which encourages researchers to join and share their research knowledge, to learn unique and new research approaches from nobles, and provides researchers with various advanced research workshops.

More than 1000 participants from 60 different countries registered for the PGRC 2021 (Algeria, Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, Cambodia, Central Africa, China, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ital, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Morocco, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe).


Fifty-one postgraduate students from Hospitality, Tourism & Event; Media & Communication; Food Studies & Gastronomy and Education presented their research in 6 different concurrent sessions during the two days of the colloquium. Four research workshops were also executed, offered by eminent international speakers during the PGRC event.


  • Fuzzy-set Qualitative Comparative Analysis (fsQCA): What? Why? and How?, Dr. Hossein Olya, The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, attended by 300 participants.

  • Mixed-Methods Research, Professor Dr. Babak Taheri, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom, attended by 233 participants.

  • There were two speakers for the workshop; Publication in Top Tier Journals: Challenges for Postgraduates and Young Researchers, Dr. Thien Lei Mee, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia, Difficult Roads Often Lead to Beautiful Destinations: The Art of Publishing in High-Ranking Journals, Dr. Nisreen Ameen, Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom, attended by 246 participants.

  • Designing a Qualitative Ethnographic Research, Dr. Zilmiyah Kamble, James Cook University, Singapore, attended by 208 participants.


Recording of each workshop can be accessed via CRiT YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsnhUzwArTrucQhkNpHMrAg