HPAIR Asia Conference 2019
Passion for Change
August 16 – 20, 2019 | Nur-Sultan city (Astana), Kazakhstan
FOR THE FIRST TIME, HPAIR CONVERGES ON CENTRAL ASIA
This year’s HPAIR Asia Conference will be held in Nur-Sultan city (Astana), Kazakhstan’s dynamic capital city.
Central Asia is a thriving and dynamic region, and Nur-Sultan city (Astana) is leading it forward. As the former host city of the World Expo 2017, and the future host city of the WTO Ministerial Conference 2020, Nur-Sultan city is positioned as Central Asia’s burgeoning hub of international diplomacy, trade, and cultural exchange. HPAIR is now part of this historic moment.
THE CENTER OF IT ALL
Established in 2010, Nazarbayev University (NU) is Kazakhstan’s flagship university, and one of Asia’s leading institutions. Founded by Nursultan Nazarbayev, the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the university’s mission is to contribute to the development of Nur-Sultan city as a hub for international innovation and knowledge. With an extensive international network of partners, an attractive location, and world-class facilities, Nazarbayev University has hosted numerous international events since its founding. Its 500 faculty members and 3000 undergraduates look forward to welcoming the HPAIR Asia Conference 2019 to Nur-Sultan city (Astana)!
CONFERENCE PROGRAMMING TRACKS
- ART, MEDIA, & CULTURE
- GOVERNANCE & GEOPOLITICS
- ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
- SOCIAL POLICY & JUSTICE
- SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
- GLOBAL MARKETS & THE ECONOMY
Explore Nur-Sultan city (Astana)
The Heart of Eurasia
On the ancient Silk Road at the center of the Eurasian continent, Nur-Sultan city is an economically advantageous transport, communications and logistics hub, acting as a bridge between Europe and Asia.
Central Asian Melting Pot
A diverse nation, Kazakhstan is home to over 130 nationalities that have preserved their linguistic, historical, and cultural values. The government provides each ethnic and religious group an opportunity for self-expression.
A Young Capital
Nur-Sultan city became Kazakhstan’s capital in 1997, and in the 20 years since, the city has become the nation’s largest modern metropolis, with a robust infrastructure network and social sphere. Nur-Sultan city has become the face of the nation, and has been consistently ranked among the world’s top cities to visit.
Antiquity and Modernity
Kazakhstan has been molded by cultures ranging from those of ancient nomads to those of the modern East and West. For those who want to explore how modernity and tradition live together, Nur-Sultan city is a perfect place to visit.
Applications will fall into one of three ’rounds’ depending on the date an applicant applies.
The application itself is the same for all three rounds and consists of two elements: A completed application form, which includes an essay, and an interview.
The application deadlines for the three rounds are listed below.
April 28, 2019, at 11:59 PM EDT (UTC – 4)
May 26, 2019, at 11:59 PM EDT (UTC – 4)
Only applicants who do not require a visa to enter Kazakhstan may apply in this round