ICSRI 2019

“Transformative Thinking: Leap to the Future”

17-18 July 2019, Villa College, QI Campus, Male'

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Villa college is pleased to announce the upcoming International Conference on Social Research and Innovation 2019 (ICSRI 2019) to be held from the 17th - 18th July 2019. The theme for the conference is "Transformative Thinking: Leap to the Future". We look forward for your participation in our annual event.


QI Campus, Villa College,
Republic of Maldives


Wednesday & Thursday
17 & 18 July 2019

Keynote Speakers

Here are some of our speakers

Dr. Justin Davis Valentin

Dr. Justin Davis Valentin

Vice Chancellor, University of Seychelles

Dr. Arvind Mathur

Dr. Arvind Mathur

WHO Representative, Republic of Maldives


The conference deliberations will be on the following tracks

Important Dates



  • Abstract Structure:
    • Objectives
    • Methods
    • Results
    • Conclusion
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    • Number of Affiliations: Up to 5 institutions
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Registration Fee

International Presenter
Early Bird Registration
Till 20th June 2019
USD 100

Regular Registration
Till 11th July 2019
USD 150

  • Admission to the welcome ceremony
  • Admission to all presentation sessions
  • Access to poster area
  • Conference materials
  • Conference program and book of abstracts
  • Lunch, Coffee/tea during the breaks
Maldivian and Work Permit
Early Bird Registration
Till 20th June 2019
MVR 500

Regular Registration
Till 11th July 2019
MVR 600

  • Admission to the welcome ceremony
  • Admission to all presentation sessions
  • Access to poster area
  • Conference materials
  • Conference program and book of abstracts
  • Lunch, Coffee/tea during the breaks
Early Bird Registration
Till 20th June 2019
MVR 250

Regular Registration
Till 11th July 2019
MVR 300

  • Admission to the welcome ceremony
  • Admission to all presentation sessions
  • Access to poster area
  • Conference materials
  • Conference program and book of abstracts
  • Lunch, Coffee/tea during the breaks


Panel Discussion Themes

Research and Education

17th July 2019

Business and Economy

17th July 2019


17th July 2019


18th July 2019

Environment and Sustainability

18th July 2019


18th July 2019


Best Presenter


Travel Info

  • To enter Maldives no pre-arrival visa is required. A thirty day free visa is issued on arrival for all Nationalities, provided: Should posses a valid passport with Machine Readable Zone (MRZ) -(standard ICAO Annex 9, chapter 3.10.1) and should have at least 6 months validity. Have a valid ticket to continue the journey out of Maldives Have enough funds to cover the expenses for duration of the stay in Maldives. (US$100 + $50 dollars per day) or a confirmation of reservation in a Tourist Resort or a Hotel

  • If you have booked with a tour company such as Secret Paradise or with a hotel, guesthouse or resort it is likely that you will have provided them with your flight arrival details. If this is the case then it is usual for them to send a representative to meet with you at the arrival gate. They will then take care of your onward transfer meaning less hassle for you!

    The opening of the Sinamale Bridge at the end of August 2018, linking Male with Hulhule Island and Hulhumale, has brought about a number of changes to transfer choices to and from the airport. It is now possible to take a private taxi to Hulhumale or Male from the taxi rank directly outside the arrival area. Note that vehicles are currently not allowed to wait but from our experience there appears to be a steady stream of vehicles so you should not have to wait long. Charges are likely to fluctuate as this new airport services settles down. Expect to pay around 100MVR to reach Hulhumale and 150MVR to reach Male, which also entails crossing the bridge!

    To reach Male independently you can also choose to take the Airport Express Speedboat, the charge is MRF30 or US$2 for a one way transfer per person, leaving every 15 minutes. There is also the airport public ferry, charge MRF10 or US$1 per person one way, leaving every 10 minutes. Both leave from the new water front jetty, beneath the waterfront food court and opposite the domestic terminal.

  • Maldivian Rufiyaa
    The Maldives has a non-convertible currency – Maldivian Rufiyaa – this cannot be purchased beforehand. One Rufiyaa is 100 Laari and is available in 500, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 Rufiyaa notes. The US Dollar is accepted as legal tender throughout the Maldives.

  • One US Dollar is equivalent to 15.42 Rufiyaa. However, the exchange rate offered on US$1 and US$5 notes by local businesses may be lower. This is because there is a 3% handling charge made by the bank on the deposit of US$ notes of US$5 or less.

  • You can exchange your cash both arrival and departure terminal. At the Arrival terminal you will see an exchange counter just before the exit at the left-hand side of the exit gate. The exchange counter at the departure is located at the duty free area opposite to dome cafe' on the way to Prier Bridge.

  • The Maldives is 5 hours ahead of the GMT (Greenwich Mean Time). To offer holiday makers the optimum use of the tropical sun most resorts have their clocks put forward one hour to GMT+6.

Conference Venue

Conference venue location info and gallery

QI Campus Villa College, Male'

Villa College, is the leading private higher education institution in the Maldives, offering programmes ranging from foundation level courses, to undergraduate courses and postgraduate courses.


Here are some nearby hotels

Hotel 1

Hotel Jen

1 Mile from the Venue

Hotel 2

Maagiri Hotel

1.1 Mile from the Venue

Hotel 3

UI Hotels

4.3 Miles from the Venue

Contact Us


Villa College, VC QI Campus, RahDhebai Hingun, 20373, Male', Maldives.

Phone Number

+960 3303 200