Theveli 2023

We are pleased to announce our upcoming International Conference “Theveli 2023”, which is to be held on the 21 and 22 August 2023. The theme for the year 2023 is RESEARCH FOR INFORMED POLICY DECISIONS

The meaning of the Dhivehi word, “Theveli” is, the sun’s rays that are spread on the sea when the sun or moon rises and sets. WE, THE MALDIVES NATIONAL UNIVERSITY acts as the platform which spreads the light rays of knowledge throughout the nation, the region and around the globe. Our aim is to bring together the best brains from all over the world and disseminate their priceless knowledge via this conference.

Hence, we look forward to your participation in our annual event. We also kindly request you to share this information with your friends, colleagues and students, encouraging them to participate and present research papers on the proposed theme of Theveli 2023.

Conference Date: 21 and 22 August 2023

Contact Us

 Rahdhebai Higun, Machangolhi
              Male’, 20371, Maldives

+960 3345424

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Theveli International Conference 2023 Keynote Speakers


Sea Level Fluctuations at the Origin and Future of Modern Atolls in the Maldives


Research to catalyze policy change: from air quality barriers to building the nitrogen circular economy


Smart Education for Disaster Threatened Smart Cities


English(es) in South Asia and the Maldives: Understanding the Past, Looking into the Future


From data to decision: the power of research in policy development

Theveli International Conference 2023 Panel Discussion


A total of 161 abstracts were submitted for this year’s conference. Out of these 143 were accepted.

Authors affiliated with institutions from Bangladesh, Australia, Cyprus, UK, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Oman, Bahrain, Croatia, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Maldives, are to present their papers at this conference.

MNU staff and students are to present 70 papers. Nearly 60 papers are from authors affiliated with foreign institutions. This year’s abstracts are compiled in the following pages, arranged by sub-themes 1 to 9. Abstracts of poster presentations are also included here within their respective sub-themes.

Abstract Guidelines

Abstract Structure
*Please do not include any graphs, tables, or images in the abstracts.

Include 5 key words.

Font Size
12 pts


Abstract length
Please keep your abstract length within the following limits.
Abstract Body: 250-300 words
Abstract Title: 150 characters, including spaces and punctuation. The first letter of each word should be in upper case.
Number of Authors: Up to 5 authors
Number of Affiliations: Up to 5 institutions
* First author is considered as the presenting as well as corresponding author.
* Please do not include authors’ information within abstract body. Any authors’
information within abstract body may be deleted from publication.

Schedule Plan

Abstract submission deadline: 15 May 2023

Abstract acceptance date: 22 June 2023

Registration Deadline: 3 August 2023

Submission of Full Paper: 21 August 2023

Conference Dates: 21 and 22 August 2023

Language Instructions: Please submit abstracts in English, Dhivehi or Arabic

Registration Fees

Foreign Nationals: USD 150

Maldivian Nationals: MVR 500

Student: MVR 200