What does VSUES believe that the ASEFSU20 Participants can learn from the city?
The unique geographical location of Vladivostok makes it the «gateway of Russia to the Asia-Pacific Region», and one of the international centers of communication between Asia and Europe both literally and figuratively. Vladivostok is the place where the Trans-Siberian Railroad begins and goes through all Russia, connecting Vladivostok with the European part of Russia. Vladivostok is the largest transportation hub of the Russian Far East and the first free seaport of the Far Eastern basin. Annually, Vladivostok acts as a platform for communication of government officials, academics, businessmen and artists amongst others from Asia-Pacific and European countries through events as the Eastern Economic Forum, Pacific International Tourism EXPO, Pacific Meridian Film Festival, International Jazz Festival, Pacific Style Week and Music festival V-Rox. Vladivostok is diverse in terms of population, culture and cuisine. In addition, the sea offers fabulous views of the city, as if soaring out of the water, hundreds of colorful houses clinging to the slopes of the hills.
During their visit to Vladivostok, the young leaders will get the chance to visit one of Vladivostok ports as well as a leading Russian automotive company SOLLERS, meet key local policymakers and academics to discuss the issues of transportation logistics in the region and see the most interesting historical places.
How does ASEFSU20 add value to Vladivostok State University for Economics and Service (VSUES)?
VSUES is an entrepreneurial university and an educational leader in the field of services and economics in the Russian Far East. Being located close to the most dynamic region in the world, we cannot stand aside from international cooperation with countries in the Asia-Pacific. Every year VSUES sets new objectives in accordance with current requirements and the economic needs of the Asia-Pacific Region. VSUES cooperates with more than 60 partner universities, organisations and companies overseas. The international exchange of faculty, students and information to promote international competitiveness of the university is one of the projects that the university concentrates on to be internationally recognised.
We are very excited to be a part of ASEFSU20 and host the participants in Vladivostok. ASEF is a highly respected international organisation with solid experience in the implementation of international projects all over the world. In this regard, working together on the project is a great opportunity for us to collaborate with a team of professionals and to strengthen the bridge between Asia and Europe. All the ASEF participants represent young leaders of their countries and serve as role models for our students. We believe that our youth dialogue and interactions within the project will contribute to a greater understanding among Europe, Russia and Asia.