The 20th ASEF Summer University (ASEFSU20) explored the role of transportation and trade in connecting Asia and Europe – in the past, present and future. 47 participants from 45 Asian and Europen countries traveled together for 3 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 explored the concept of “Connectivity” between Asia and Europe from 3 lenses: Human Connectivity, Trade and Economic Cooperation, and Transport. ASEFSU20 leveraged on the accelerating social and economic linkages between the 2 dynamic continents.
The journey passed through emerging economic corridors in these 3 countries where the participants had the opportunity to meet and learn from local communities and took upon real-scenario challenges on road, rail, maritime and air transportation. ASEFSU20 brought the young professionals and students together with government officials, businesses, academia and the civil society, and offered a top-tier environment for professional and personal development.
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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