Fudan University Summer Camp on Student Affairs at Nazarbayev University

The week of July 16-20, 2018 is a week of sharing experiences between two Asian universities within the “One belt – one road” (OBOR) initiative and practical aspects of Student Affairs at both universities.
Among the 40 guests from Fudan University, China, are Middle management of the Students Affairs and Development, Ph.D., Master as well as undergraduate students, who came to Kazakhstan to discuss ways of further collaboration and experience exchange; in the following spheres of student affairs, well-being, development and mentorship, career advising, education and service learning for society.
The academic part of the Summer Camp program includes lectures on OBOR by invited guests: Professor Ma Bin, Research Fellow, Center for Russian and Central Asian Studies, Institute of International Studies, Fudan University; Timur Shaimergenov, Vice Minister of Defense and Aerospace Industry of Kazakhstan; and Zhijian Cui, Associate professor from Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business.
Within the cultural part of the program, guests will learn about the history and culture of Kazakhstan, architecture and history of Astana, and experience the beautiful nature of Borovoye resort.
The cooperation of Nazarbayev University with Fudan University started in 2015 when delegates from the International Students Office of Fudan University visited Nazarbayev University. The first Summer Program Youth Innovation Competition on Global Governance (YICGG) on the topic “Future Energy and Sustainable Infrastructure” was held in Astana on July 8-11, 2017, and was co-organized by Nazarbayev University and Fudan University. The event gathered 66 students from 32 countries around the world. The annual event was launched in 2007 by Fudan University, and sponsored by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in China. It now takes place in different locations every year to inspire youth to engage in global governance.
In 2017, the Youth Summit on Global Governance (on the theme “One Belt One Road and Youth Global Governance”) was organized withinYICGG-2017. On July 11, 2017, in the framework of YICGG, Fudan University senior leadership visited Nazarbayev University.