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University Alliance of the Silk Road

Xi'an Jiaotong University President Shuguo Wang exchanges a pai bian signboard with Washington University in St. Louis Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton after signing an agreement.

The University Alliance of the Silk Road (Chinese: 丝绸之路大学联盟, also translated as the Universities Alliance of the Silk Road and abbreviated UASR) is a university alliance formed by Xi'an Jiaotong University, for the purpose of developing People's Republic of China's One Belt, One Road foreign policy initiative.[1][2] The UASR is a non-profit NGO whose objective is to build educational collaboration and promote economic growth in countries along the Silk Road Economic Belt.[3]

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HistoryEdit

The UASR was founded on May 22, 2015, with approximately 100 universities from 22 countries.[4] With the addition of Washington University in St. Louis in April 2016, the UASR has expanded to 132 universities across 32 countries and regions on 5 continents.[5] The UASR is a non-profit aims to foster openness and tolerance, and promote training and cooperative education and international higher learning platform through the XJTU’s international network with partner universities.[6]

ScopeEdit

The UASR aims to support training, research, policy, cross-cultural understanding, and medical service.[4] The UASR includes a significant international alliance of law schools, which Xi'an Jiaotong president Shuguo Wang notes aims ``to promote the exchanges of law among the alliance member countries and focus on legal consensus, in order to serve the Belt and Road development with legal spirit and legal culture."[7][8] In addition, the UASR sponsors major international cultural events including the UASR Educational Exhibition and Cultural Festival.[9]

MembersEdit

Member universities include the following:

AfricaEdit

Banha University, Egypt

AsiaEdit

Harbin Institute of Technology, China[10]

Xi’an Jiaotong University, China

The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR of China

Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR of China[11]

City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR of China

Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR of China[12]

University of Macau, Macau SAR of China

Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Kazakhstan

Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan

Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Kazakhstan[12]

Kazakh Academy of Transport and Communications, Kazakhstan

International University of Central Asia, Kazakhstan

Ishenaly Arabaev Kyrgyz State University, Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyz State University of Construction, Transport and Architecture, Kyrgyzstan

International University of Innovation Technologies, Kyrgyzstan

Waikato Institute of Technology, New Zealand

National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan[13]

Far Eastern Federal University, Russia

National University of Singapore, Singapore[12]

Pusan National University, South Korea[14]

Hanyang University, South Korea

Tajik National University for Research and Sciences, Tajikistan

Chiang Mai University, Thailand

Hacettepe University, Turkey

AustraliaEdit

University of New South Wales, Australia[8]

Charles Darwin University, Australia

The University of Newcastle, Australia.

EuropeEdit

University of Liverpool, United Kingdom[15][12]

Vistula University, Poland

Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, Russia

Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Russia

Moscow Power Engineering Institute, Russia[12]

Moscow Aviation Institute, Russia

Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia

Tampere University of Technology, Finland[12]

Centrale-Supélec, France

SKEMA Business School, France

Politecnico di Milano, Italy[12]

University of Torino, Italy

University of Pavia, Italy

University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom[2]

North AmericaEdit

Washington University in St. Louis, USA[5]

Physical locationEdit

The UASR is headquartered in the Western China Science and Technology Innovation Harbor, with space designed to promote collaborations with partner universities in university-level exchanges, talent education, and scientific research, and of building international think-tanks.[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ma, Lie (11 April 2016). "University alliance seeks enhanced education co-op along Silk Road". China Daily. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "西安交通大学发起成立"新丝绸之路大学联盟"". 22 May 2015. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  3. ^ Yojana, Sharma (12 June 2015). "University collaboration takes the Silk Road route". University World News. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "XJTU Initiated the University Alliance of the New Silk Road (UANSR)". 22 May 2015. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Martin, Jessica (12 April 2016). "Washington University first North American member of the University Alliance of the Silk Road". Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  6. ^ "联盟简介". 9 April 2016. Retrieved 20 September 2016. 
  7. ^ Ma, Lie (12 November 2015). "Chinese and foreign law schools launch New Silk Road alliance". China Daily. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  8. ^ a b "Chinese and foreign law schools launch New Silk Road alliance". 13 January 2016. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  9. ^ "Inside View: Xi'an Jiaotong University" (PDF). 31 March 2016. Retrieved 20 September 2016. 
  10. ^ Wen, Zhang (16 June 2015). "HIT joined "Universities Alliance of the New Silk Road—UANSR"". Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  11. ^ "Belt and Road (Greater China) @ CUHK". Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  12. ^ a b c d e f g Hao, Nan; Lu, Hongyan (29 May 2015). "Xi'an Special: Alliance unites higher education along Silk Road route". Retrieved 28 September 2016. 
  13. ^ Stifter, Edith (1 June 2015). "University Alliance of the New Silk Road in Xi'an gegründet". Retrieved 28 September 2016. 
  14. ^ Ma, Lie (5 April 2016). "University alliance garnering intl attention". Retrieved 28 September 2016. 
  15. ^ Holloway, Stephen (3 June 2015). "World View: China’s Silk Road initiative". Retrieved 20 September 2016. 
  16. ^ "University alliance garnering intl attention". 20 April 2016. Retrieved 18 September 2016.