20th ASEF Summer University through China, Mongolia and Russian Federation

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Dear ITS Students'

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) has been organising bi-regional projects in the fields of student mobility and higher education cooperation since 1997. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the ASEF Summer University Programme, ASEF will organise a 2-week educational train journey for students and young professionals on the topicGateways to Asia and Europe: Connectivity by Land, Sea and Air in August/September through China, Mongolia and the Russian Federation.

this project would be a great opportunity for students and alumni from ITS and warmly invite to apply through the Open Call for Application. The deadline is Tuesday, 5 April 2016, 23:59 GMT.


Get on board for a funded, experience-intensive journey through China, Mongolia and the Russian Federation!


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 3 countries under the theme “Gateways of Asia and EuropeConnectivity 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 as well as 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 a once-in-a-lifetime educational expedition!





2 weeks between 15 August to 5 September 2016 (final dates subject to minor changes)



Beijing (China), Harbin (China), Vladivostok (Russian Federation), Chita (Russian Federation), Irkutsk (Russian Federation) and Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)



here by Tuesday, 5 April 2016, 23:59 GMT.


Accommodation, meals and travel subsidy will be provided for the selected participants.
For further information, check out the FAQ and the latest updates on ASEFEdu Facebook page. More questions spinning in your mind? Drop us an email at:

Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)
31 Heng Mui Keng Terrace, Singapore 119595
T: (+65) 6874 9700   |   F: (+65) 6872 1135   | W:

ASEF is a not-for-profit, intergovernmental organisation which strengthens relations between Asia and Europe.

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