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20th ASEF Summer University #ASEFSU20

Gateways to Asia and Europe: Connectivity by Land, Sea and Air

Project Period: Contact: Department: Programme: Theme:
15 August to 3 September 2016 Nathalie Sajda Education Department ASEF Summer University Education

Economy & Society

Venue:
China, Mongolia and the Russian Federation

ASEFSU SLOGAN 3

The 20th ASEF Summer University (ASEFSU20) is for those who are hungry to explore the role of transportation and trade in connecting Asia and Europe – in the past, present and future. Be part of the Asia-Europe team of young professionals and students who will travel together for 2 weeks across China, Mongolia and the Russian Federation under the theme “Gateways of Asia and Europe: Connectivity by Land, Sea & Air".

In conjunction with the 20th Anniversary of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) process, ASEFSU20 explores the concept of "Connectivity" between Asia and Europe from 3 lenses: Human Connectivity, Trade and Economic Cooperation, and Transport. ASEFSU20 leverages on the accelerating social and economic linkages between the 2 dynamic continents.

The journey passes through emerging economic corridors in these 3 countries where you will meet and learn from local communities and take upon real-scenario challenges on road, rail, maritime and air transportation. ASEFSU20 brings the participants together with government officials, businesses, academia and the civil society, and offers a top-tier environment for professional and personal development.

Experience first-hand Asia-Europe connectivity on the go!

ASEFSU20 is your opportunity to apply your skills and add-on an once-in-a-lifetime educational expedition!

#applytoFLY #TRAINyourbrain #thekeytotheSEA #ontheROUTEinagoodmood

When? 15 August - 3 September 2016
Where? Beijing (China), Harbin (China), Vladivostok (Russian Federation), Chita (Russian Federation), Irkutsk (Russian Federation) and Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)
Partners: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia, Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Beijing Jiaotong University, Harbin Institute of Technology, Vladivostok State University of Economics and Service, Transbaikal State University, Irkutsk State University, Mongolian Youth Federation, Ulaanbaatar Railway Joint Venture Company and Russian Railways

Project Updates

  • Why is Transbaikal State University engaged in ASEFSU20?

    Transbaikal State University is a multi-educational, scientific and innovative complex, providing a multi-level training of highly qualified specialists for industry, governmental/municipal authorities and law structures in the area of Transbaikal region, Far East and Eastern Siberia.

     

    The university has more than 60 international agreements and contracts. Among international partners of are universities and organizations in China, Vietnam, Korea, Singapore, Mongolia, Germany, Czech Republic, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Moldova. In 2015, more than 120 of our students went abroad for trainings, internships as well as to participate in various competitions. The vast majority of these activities were possible thanks to new bilateral agreements. Today about 15 lecturers from the university are working abroad, and we have currently 5 foreign teachers working here in Chita. Also, as of June 2016, the university has 2014 foreign students enrolled. Moreover, the university holds a leading position among all the high education institutes in the Siberian Federal District.

     

    The Transbaikal State University holds an interesting geopolitical position that allows an intersection of contacts between the Russian Federation, China and Mongolia to be possible. In short: the university is one of the largest scientific and educational complex in the Russian-Chinese-Mongolian transboundary.

     

    What do you hope to gain from the project?

    This summer the Transbaikal State University is glad to welcome international youth guests from over 48 countries. It is not only a great honour to host the participants of ASEFSU20, but we also see the exceptional opportunity to establish new contacts and expand the geographic reach of our scientific and educational ties. The project is a great opportunity both to get acquainted with the work of various international organizations as well for our university to showcase our work, students and academics to an international crowd. We are committed to welcome the ASEFSU20 delegates to Chita and work diligently to arrange a comfortable and fruitful stay.

     

    What will the ASEFSU20 participants learn from the visit in Chita?

    Many, including native Russians, are not aware of where Chita is situated, or has the perception that Chita is a small provincial town with little attractions. ASEFSU20 will showcase that our town has much to offer! During the Summer University, the participants will have the opportunity to learn and experience the multicultural Transbaikal region and get acquainted with the huge and rich cultural heritage of Chita – the capital of the Transbaikal region.

     

    The location of our city has throughout a long history crossed paths with the trade and exchanges between Russia, China and Mongolia. This history and contemporary reality is very much reflected in today’s local population. We look forward to meet all the individuals involved in ASEFSU20 and welcome them warmly to our hometown.

     

    Learn more about the ASEFSU20 partner in Chita: http://zabgu.ru/php/page.php?query=about_us 

  • Join us for a 2-week experience-intensive journey!

    The 20th ASEF Summer University (ASEFSU20) on Gateways to Asia and Europe: Connectivity by Land, Sea and Air” is for those who are hungry to explore the role of transportation and trade in connecting Asia and Europe – in the past, present and future. Be a part of the Asia-Europe team of young professionals and students, who will travel together for 2 weeks across China, the Russian Federation and Mongolia.

    ASEFSU20 leverages on the accelerating social and economic linkages between the 2 dynamic continents. The journey passes through emerging economic corridors in these 3 countries where you will meet and learn from local communities and take upon real-scenario challenges on road, rail, maritime, and air transportation. ASEFSU20 bridges the participants with government officials, civil society and cooperates and offers a top-tier environment for professional and personal development.

    Experience first-hand Asia-Europe connectivity on the go! ASEFSU20 is your opportunity to apply your skills and add on an once-in-a-lifetime educational expedition!

    When? 2 weeks at the end of August/beginning of September 2016
    Where? Various cities in China, the Russian Federation and Mongolia

    Costs? No registration or participation fee for the selected participants!

    Transportation, accommodation and meals? Provided during the duration of the trip.

    Travel subsidy? From country of residence to the starting point and back will be available.
    More questions? Check out the
    FAQs here. 

     

    The application period for this project is closed.