Putra Business School Research (PURE) Colloquium


Putra Business School Research Colloquium (PURE) is a postgraduate colloquium organised once to twice a year by PBS. It aims to provide a platform to showcase postgraduate research and share contemporary issues in research.

PURE outlines activities including oral presentations and technical sessions, which will be conducted by invited expert panels to assist postgraduate students in research aspects.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

It is held once to twice a year.

Yes, you certainly can and you are highly encouraged to do so.

You should include your proposed research design and expected research outcome in the abstract template given.

For students who had yet to do their Proposal Defence (PD), they will be evaluated on their Introduction, Literature Review, Research Methodology and Overall Performance.

For students who had completed their Proposal Defence (PD), they will be evaluated on their Introduction, Literature Review, Research Methodology, Ability to Interpret Results, Discussion on the Body of Knowledge and Overall Performance.

Of course. Please do state the name of your university in the Google Form.

Programme Schedule

*Please note that the schedule above is tentative and is subject to change without notice.

Registration Information

Abstract Submission

Please download the Abstract Submission Form as follows.

The submission form is extremely important thus without it, your registration is considered null and void. An abstract is a short summary of your (published or unpublished) research paper, usually about a paragraph (usually 250-350 words) long. A well-written abstract serves multiple purposes:

  • An abstract lets readers get the gist or essence of your research quickly, in order to decide whether to read the full research paper;

  • An abstract prepares readers to follow the detailed information, analyses, and arguments in your full research paper;

  • And, later, an abstract helps readers remember key points from your research paper.

And in an abstract, you usually do not cite references – most of your abstract will describe what you have studied in your research and what you have found and what you argue in your paper.

Here are the typical kinds of information found in most abstracts:

  • The context or background information for your research; the general topic under study; the specific topic of your research;

  • The central questions or statement of the problem your research addresses;

  • What’s already known about this question, what previous research has done or shown;

  • The main reason(s), the exigency, the rationale, the goals for your research – Why is it important to address these questions? Are you, for example, examining a new topic? Why is that topic worth examining? Are you filling a gap in previous research? Applying new methods to take a fresh look at existing ideas or data? Resolving a dispute within the literature in your field? ;

  • Your research and/or analytical methods;

  • Your main findings, results (if those are available), or arguments; &

  • The significance or implications of your findings or arguments.

Choosing Verb Tenses within Your Abstract

The abstract is usually written in the past tense because the investigation has transpired. However, a statement of facts in, say, the results and discussion and the conclusion, must be in the present tense. In recent years, however, many authors write in the active tense. They use the first-person perspective in writing the paper.

Keywords are words or phrases that you feel capture the most important aspects of your research. In this regard, the Publication Manual does not place a limit on how many keywords you may use. However, to be most effective, keywords should be a concise summary of your paper’s content. PBS recommends three to five keywords.

It’s also worth remembering that search engines and bibliographic databases use abstracts, as well as the title, to identify keywords for indexing your published paper. So what you include in your abstract and in your title is crucial for helping other researchers find your research paper.

Please take note that only online submissions, via email or the Google Form, will be accepted and all abstracts sent by walk-in (hardcopy), fax or post will not be considered.

Powerpoint Slides Submission

Please download and use the Powerpoint slides template as follows. The Powerpoint slides need to be emailed to [email protected] before  25 March 2024.

Registration Fee and Payment Information

The fee for the virtual colloquium is RM50 for presenters and RM25 for the audience

Payments can be made via bank transfer and cash. If you would like to make the payment via credit card, please email [email protected] and our Finance staff will guide you on the method to do so. To pay via cash, please visit the Putra Business School Student Service Centre.

Registration FeeRM50.00 (Presenters)

RM25.00 (Audience Member)
Payment InformationPlease make payment to:

Account Name: Yayasan Putra Business School

Account No.: 5621 4240 5860

Bank Name: Maybank

Swift Code: MBBEMYKL

Proof of payment is compulsory to be emailed to [email protected]. and [email protected]

Payment will not be processed if the proof is not submitted.

Technical Guidelines

Important Dates

Opening date for Registration24 February – 18 March 2024
Last day for payment as presenter / audience18 March 2024
Last Day for Submission of Abstract & Powerpoint Slides 29 March 2024
Colloquium Date24 April 2024

Contact Us

Any questions? Drop us a line at [email protected] or call us at 03-9769 8843 / 1790 / 1792.

See you at PURE Series 9!