Official opening of The III Asian Student Forum “Altai-Asia 2017” was held at ASU

18 September 2017 Department of Information and Media Communications
On 15 September 2017 official opening of The III Asian Student Forum “Altai-Asia 2017” took place at Altai State University.

Representatives of 20 higher education establishments from 8 countries of Central Asia being members of the Association of Asian Universities became participants of the international forum at ASU. There were over 180 attendees – young leaders and scientists from Russia, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, China, India and Mongolia.

The largest delegation came to Altai-Asia 2017 from co-organizer of the forum – L.N. Gumilev Eurasian National University (Kazakhstan).

“Development of international ties is very important for Altai State University, just as it is for other major universities. Education has already become a global issue, which has no boundaries and encourages contacts between universities of different countries in the world. Thus, Altai State University has established cooperative relations with a number of Central Asian universities by carrying out academic exchange and integrating into the global educational market of Asia a long time ago,” Rector of Altai State University, Vice President of the Association of Asian Universities Sergey V. Zemlyukov noted. “We hope that students participating in this Asian forum will come to our university to take master’s degree courses and defend their postgraduate dissertations. Besides, our students will go to the universities of Asian countries to receive education. This is the factor that defines the specifics of modern education and influences the development of regions and countries.”

Sergey V. Zemlyukov, who had just returned from The Meeting of Association of Classical Universities of Russia and China in Shenzhen, delivered the words of welcome and the best wishes to the participants of Altai-Asia 2017.

“The First Meeting of Association of Classical Universities of Russia and China hosted over 200 rectors from the leading higher education establishments of two countries. They did not only welcome the participants of the forum at Altai State University, but also promised to carry out the next Asian student forum on the premises of one of the largest universities in China,” ASU Rector said.

“The distinguishing characteristic of international youth forums is that they help to create stable friendly and working relations and develop joint projects, which makes positive impact on establishment of productive relations between the countries. Organization and provision of such events is a promising direction for Russia. It is probably the country’s main contribution to development of international relations,” Head of Information Department at the National Youth Council of Russia Yelena Marchan noted. “Altai State University takes an active part in development of international cooperation, and Student Forum “Altai-Asia” is one of the main instruments in this area. It is a great contribution of the university in strengthening of friendly ties between Russian and countries of Central Asia.”

One of the symbols of the Asian Student Forum is a record book. Youth leader from B.N. Yeltsin Kyrgyz Russian Slavic University (co-organizer of the II Asian Student Forum “Kyrgyzstan-Asia 2015”) Kirill Domashev passed the symbol to Chairman of United Council of Students at Altai State University Ivan Subochev and student leader from L.N. Gumilev Eurasian National University Ahmet Kajay.

After September 15 the participants had 2 more days left for intensive work. One of the days was spent on the shore of the Aya Lake.

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