Introduction
Silkrodia
Major Events in the year 2017

Silk-road Universities Network

1. Support for Member University’s Academic Conference
  • 1-1. The Conference on “Silk Road Transportations and Diplomacy”

    - Organized by Allameh Tabatabai University, Teheran, Iran
    - Dates: January 23 ~ 26
    - Venue: City of Chabahar, Iran

  • 1-2. The Conference on “the Spread of Iron Civilizations along the Silk Road and Methodologies for Mapping a Standard Map of Silk Road”

    - Organized Jointly by Al Farabi Kazakh National Univ., Daegu Univ. and IASS
    - Dates: June 19~22
    - Venue: Almaty, Kazakhstan

  • 1-3. The Conference on “Education of Silk Road at the Schools of Humanities and Liberal Arts in Universities along the Silk Road”

    - Organized Jointly by QS, Hankuk Univ. of Foreign Studies, and IASS
    - Dates: July 5 ~ 7
    - Venue: Seoul, Korea

2. General Assembly of SUN
  • - Date: November 8 ~ 12
    - Invitees: Heads and Their Spouses of Member Universities and Institutions of SUN + Representative Students (Two) Nominated by the Heads of Universities
    - Venue: Vietnam National University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

3. General Assembly of International Association for Silk-road Studies (IASS)
  • Annual International Academic Conference on Silk Road

    - Dates: November 8 ~ 12
    - Theme: “Exchanges between East and West Civilizations along the Silk Road” - Lessons from History and Tasks for APEC -
    - Venue: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

4. An International Joint Research for Having a Standard Map of Silk Road
  • - Five year research project to be carried out jointly by a group researchers recommended by the heads of member universities of SUN and nominated by the Secretary General of SUN
    - Launching Meeting: Al Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan from June 19 till 22

5. Silkroadia Phil Harmonic Orchestra
  • - Date: 2nd Week of September.
    - Venue: Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, Korea

6. PHOCOS 2017: the 2nd Silk Road Photo Contest and Exhibition
  • - Theme: The Roads (People, Cultures, Natures on Roads along the Silk Road)
    - Announcement of the Contest on April; Awards Ceremony and Exhibition on November during the General Assembly of SUN
    - Venue: Vietnam National University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Ho Chi Minh City
    - Award for Grand Prix: Round-trip air ticket, hotel, and meals for participating in the award ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

7. WRICOS 2017: the 1st Silk Road Writing Contest
  • - Poems and Short Essays about Silk Roads Written in the Writers’ Own Languages
    - Announcement of the Contest on April; Awards Ceremony and Exhibition during the General Assembly of SUN on November in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    - Venue: Vietnam National University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Ho Chi Minh City
    - Award Grand Prix: Round-trip air ticket, hotel, and meals for participating in the award ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

8. Expedition of the Maritime Silk Road by Ship for Members of SUN
  • - Duration of Voyage: 3 weeks from late October to early November
    - Route: From Mokpo, Korea to Ho Chi Minh City via a Number of Countries in Southeast Asia
    - Ship: A practice ship to be offered by a member university of SUN

9. Silk Road Students Festival
  • - Exchanges of Information, Ideas, Knowledge, and Cultures among the Students of Member Universities of SUN
    - Dates: November 10 during the General Assembly of SUN
    - Venue: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

10. Scholarship for Exchange Students among Member Universities of SUN
  • - Award a round-trip air ticket to the students (ten or less) who are selected as exchange students by the member universities of SUN
    - Application Deadline: End of June
    - Review Committee: To be nominated by the Secretary of SUN upon recommendation by heads of member university