The Seminar

…from afternoon on Sunday September 23 until lunchtime on Wednesday 26

The Seminar provides an international setting where doctoral students in corporate communications and public relations can present their ongoing work, get feedback from experts and peers and establish a valuable network for the future. The Seminar will benefit from the impact of the Congress and the main focus will be on participants’ work-in-progress – specifically on the variety of subjects, approaches and methods found at different universities. A variety of working formats will make it dynamic and inspiring, including small lectures and general discussion on research methods and philosopy of science. Delegate numbers will be limited to 18: provided the requirements below have been met, acceptance will be on a first-come-first-served basis.


Before registration, potential delegates must submit a one-page abstract of the PhD project, together with evidence of their enrolment as a PhD student. The subject matter must be public relations related. These must be submitted direct to Prof Inger Jensen - and not to the Congress organisers. Professor Jensen will contact authors direct regarding confirmation of acceptance. By 25 August 2012, delegates must submit a 10-page paper on their PhD project; it is recommended this is problem-focused rather than conclusive. It should be a description of the subject and the theoretical and methodological approach, and indicating the type of feedback required. The phasing of the PhD project must also be indicated, to ensure stimulating and appropriate feedback. Again, this paper must be submitted direct to Professor Jensen.

Accommodation for PhD students

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Aksaray Guesthouse

The building, which had served as the Eskişehir Student Dormitory for many years, was restored by Anadolu University into a guesthouse and opened in 1999.

The guesthouse has 20 suites and a total of 60 rooms including 40 single rooms, having a 80-bed capacity. Suite rooms have air conditioning, mini fridge, TV set, electric cookers and hair dryers.

The seventh-floor roof section with view of the sea has internet, a cafe, a TV room, an American Bar, a breakfast room where an open buffet breakfast including alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, toast, sandwich and snack are served. The landscape from the roof covers the Fatih Mosque and the Blue Mosque, which is called old İstanbul pearl, as well as an insatiable view of Marmara Sea ranging from The Princes Islands to Samatya.

The guesthouse has a fully-equipped meeting room for 60 people on the sixth floor.

Cerrahpaşa Cad. Sancaktar Müezzin Sok. No: 2
34400 Aksaray-İSTANBUL

PhD Seminar Venue

The Seminar will take place at the Faculty of Communication, Istanbul University. Presentations will be made at the Meeting Room No: 4. To come from the guesthouse to the seminar venue which is located in Beyazıt, participants can get in trolley car at the “Yusufpaşa Station”, and get off at the “Beyazıt Station” and head to the Faculty of Communications as shown on the sketch. Participants can choose, as an another option, to get in buses no 35A, 94A, 92B to come from the guesthouse to the Faculty of Communications. In this case, you get off the bus at the “Üniversite” station and take a walk to the Faculty. Both trips last half an hour. The distance between İstanbul University Beyazıt Campus and Aksaray Guesthouse is approximately 2 km.

PhD Seminar Address:

İstanbul Üniversitesi İletişim Fakültesi Kaptan-ı Derya İbrahim Paşa Sokak 34116 Beyazıt / İstanbul

Tel: (0 212) 589 60 44 -45, 530 47 40, 589 73 83
Fax: (0 212) 633 01 86

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A lunch box (sandwich, fresh fruit, fruit juice) will be served for the PhD participants at lunch time.

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