Monash Doctoral Day in Makassar

The Monash Doctoral Information Day (MDD) in Makassar

The MDD is a free event that provides prospective PhD students with the opportunity to meet one-on-one with Monash academics and staff to find out more about the Monash Doctoral program and how it can support students in career advancement or academic progression.

The 2018 event was held on Wednesday, 12th of September 2018, 1:30pm to 5:30pm at the Four Points by Sheraton Makassar.

The event involved seven faculties: Arts (Humanities and Social Sciences) Monash Business School, Education, Engineering, IT, Science, and Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences; along with representatives from Monash University Malaysia and Monash alumni.

The event featured an Expo with one-on-one consultations with Monash staff offering tips on:

  • How to approach potential supervisors and the qualities supervisors look for in students
  • Pitching a thesis proposal
  • Funding options

The Monash Graduate Research Office also hosted an information session on What is the Monash Doctoral Program?

Hear from an PhD Alumna

Dr Misita Anwar

(2014, PhD IT)

Senior Lecturer Universitas Negeri Makassar, Indonesia

Dr Misita Anwar completed her PhD with Monash University in 2014 where she explored socio-technical perspectives on mobile technology and entrepreneurships in Indonesia with fieldwork undertaken in Makassar and Bandung. Dr Anwar's PhD was supported by a scholarship from the Indonesian Ministry of Communication and Information. She was also a recipient of an AusAID Scholarship for her Masters Degree in Information Science at the University of New South Wales and a John Crawford Scholarship for her Bachelor Degree in Electronics Engineering at La Trobe University, completed with Honours. With 17 years of academic experience, Dr Anwar is currently a Senior Lecturer at Universitas Negeri Makassar, Indonesia teaching and conducting research in the field of Information Systems. Her main field of interest relate to Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) with a focus on the empowerment of disadvantaged communities through mobile technology. Dr Anwar is continuing her collaboration with Monash University and other Australian partners on several projects and postdoctoral activities. She has published in several reputable journals and conference proceedings.