International Forum of Asian Youth Leaders “Altai-Asia 2016”

International Forum of Asian Youth Leaders “Altai-Asia 2016” took place at Altai State University on 20–24 September 2016. It was held simultaneously with the III International Educational Forum “Altai-Asia 2016: Eurasian Educational Space – New Challenges and Best Practices”.

The forum was organized in the framework of Generation Next program, which has been carried out since 2011, and supported by Rossotrudnichestvo Federal Agency. The main objectives of the program are:

  • to organize short study trips to Russia for foreign young politicians, scientists, businessmen and social activists (25-35 years old) for them to get familiar with Russian political, social, economic, scientific, educational and cultural life;
  • to develop cooperation between the Russian Federation and countries represented by youth leaders.

The main goals of the forum were as follows:

  • sharing the best practices in joint projects realization;
  • creating the basis for development and strengthening of Asian universities collaboration;
  • discussing the opportunities for further international events organization.

The event united youth representatives of Asian countries specializing in social, political, humanitarian, cultural and educational spheres. The forum organizers included Asian Universities Association and Asian Expert-Analytical Center of Ethnology and International Educational Cooperation. The participants included about 40 young researchers from Japan, Laos, India, Pakistan, China, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Mongolia, and Kyrgyzstan.

The forum participants discused the relevant issues concerning cooperation in science and education, international academic mobility of students and young scientists, intercultural communication, ecological problems, role of the Russian language in modern science and education and so on. Special attention at the discussion sites was paid to preservation, research and popularization of historical, ethnographical, linguistic, cultural and biological heritage of Altai and Asian countries.

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