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The project “Student International Collaborative Research Program 2021-2022. Northeast Asia after the Pandemic - Political and Economic Analysis” is implemented in the 2021/2022 academic year by the School of International Regional Studies of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs , National Research University Higher School of Economics (Russian Federation) and the Institute for Asian Studies and Regional Collaboration, Akita International University (Japan).
The program proved its success in the previous year becoming a virtual international platform for productive cooperation between students of the Russian Federation and Japan. Students were aimed at studying such Northeast Asian countries as the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Japan and the Russian Federation, their interaction and the main problems of the region.
In the academic year 2020-2021, the project was carried out in three main areas:
1) International conflicts as an extension of domestic politics.
2) Connecting and Disconnecting Factors of Economic Relations in Northeast Asia.
3) Perspectives on Regionalization in Northeast Asia from a Security Architecture and Cultural Integration Perspective.
The central tasks of the project are analysis of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the emerging political and economic directions, and assessment of the development potential of the space of stable multidisciplinary interaction in the Northeast Asia region.
The Covid-19 crisis seriously affected international relations in Northeast Asia. With its effective measures of disease containment, China became the only major country to see a positive economic growth (2.3%) in 2020 and its GDP is expected to grow by 8.5% in 2021 (as of June 2021). The power balance is changing. But we are yet to make a full analysis of the impacts of the pandemic on international relations in Northeast Asia.
In 2021-2022 academic year ыtudents from Russia and Japan will work together to develop academic research and writings on cutting-edge topics to explore and find out the future of Northeast Asia. This program is conducted entirely online.
Established in 2004, Akita International University has a wide range of partner universities all over the world, with HSE University among them. In 2020, the Japan University Rankings ranked AIU one of the ten best universities in Japan.
Youth Scientific Conference (PDF, 138 Кб)
We are happy to announce the call for applications for the Youth Scientific Conference "Northeast Asia after the Pandemic - Political and Economic Analysis".
The conference will be focused on the characteristics of socio-economic development, regional cooperation and foreign policy of the post-pandemic Northeast Asia region.
To register as speakers, please send your abstracts to the project assistant, Polina Onikienko: email@example.com. Requirements for abstracts and other information can be found in the information letter.
We look forward to receiving your applicati
Conference program (PDF, 147 Кб)
On March 31, the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs of the National Research University "Higher School of Economics" hosted a round table of young scientists – "The East in a changing World: Challenges, Solutions, Prospects", organized by the Master's program "Socio-economic and Political Development of Modern Asia"
The event was held in English in an online format. The main theme of this year was chosen "Creative industries of Asian countries". In total, the program of the Round Table included 4 sections covering various fields of Oriental studies: innovation, economics and management, politics, history, society, culture.
Section 1. Creative industries of Asian countries
Section 2. Innovation and economic processes in Asia
Section 3. International relations and politics in Asian countries
Section 4. History, society, culture to the East
Participant of the project "Student International program of joint research 2021-2022. Northeast Asia after the Pandemic - Political and Economic analysis" Artemy Aseev with the report "Trade and Economic Relations of Japan with the Countries of Northeast Asia in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic" became the winner of the 4th section. The expert jury noted the high quality of Artemy's research and recommended it for further publication!
We congratulate the young scientist on his achievement and wish him further success!
Report (PDF, 744 Кб)
Project goal is an applied analytical analysis of the features of socioeconomic development, regional cooperation and foreign policy of the countries of Northeast Asia.
Students are assigned to work around three general topics:
Within the framework of the project, participants will prepare a literature reviews on proposed topics; take a unique comprehensive lecture course by HSE and AIU experts, make a presentation on the selected research areas in their working groups and exchange the achieved results.
By the end of the project, an international online conference will be held, where the students of HSE University and Akita International University will present the results of their research to a group of prominent scientists and experts.
The project is carried out according to the following steps:
On October 28, the first meeting of leaders, experts and participants of the project on the part of HSE University took place. During the meeting, the students learned about the features of the international collaborative research program 2021-2022, and received a number of recommendations from the experts on the selection of focuses for the proposed research.
On November 10, the Russian and Japanese students met with each other, as well as with the project leaders - Professor Tetsuya Toyoda, Dr. Elmira Imamkulieva and Academic Advisor Dr. Ksenia Spitsyna. The leaders of the research team made welcoming remarks and outlined the vectors of scientific interaction between the students of the Higher School of Economics and Akita International University. The project participants talked about themselves and their research interests, and shared their expectations from joint analysis of economic and political processes in Northeast Asia after the COVID-19 pandemic. Both sides emphasized their willingness to actively cooperate in teamwork throughout the duration of the project.
One of the first steps of the project for students was the analysis of the proposed literature. During the working meetings from December 6 to 10, experts from the Higher School of Economics put forward a number of recommendations and suggestions for correcting the literature reviews for students on the Russian side. In addition, the topics of individual student research were approved. The final version of the literature review was handed over on December 19.
From January 10 to 15, students met with project leaders to evaluate drafts (first versions) of individual studies.
On January 17-21, a series of lectures and master classes were prepared by the curators and experts of the project for students of the Higher School of Economics and Akita International University.
Intensive work of students in three formed groups within the established research vectors and preliminary research results.
The scientific supervisors of the project put forward their suggestions for improving the content of the group work.
Students made presentations, taking into account comments on individual research from the project supervisors.
Within the framework of the project, the participants met at the informal meeting. Zoom Party has created a comfortable cross-cultural platform for students' communication.
On February 14 - 18, within the framework of three Russian-Japanese research groups of students, each participant presented their individual research and introduced others to the details and main results of the work.
In formed groups, participants presented the results of their individual studies. The professors and experts of the project asked questions and gave critical comments to each participant. After the research presentations, students worked on the formation of a group written report.
Faculty members and project experts provided written comments on the group reports and presented them during the workshop. After the discussion, students developed new versions of the group presentations in session rooms.
After comments received and working group meetings, Japanese and Russian participants made presentations on their individual contributions to the group reports.
The workshop was devoted to preparation of the final group research and presentations.
Final presentations of students' group works took place. The experts presented their final comments on the group and individual works.
On February 27, the project participants completed work on individual studies and submitted them for evaluation to the project's scientific supervisors.
Presentation of group No. 1 (PPTX, 4,03 Мб)
Presentation of group No. 2 (PPTX, 3,82 Мб)
Presentation of group No. 3 (PPTX, 661 Кб)
On April 27, students presented the results of their individual research at a joint student conference.
Presentation of Agrba Elina (PPTX, 843 Кб)
Presentation of Artemy Aseev (PPTX, 5,07 Мб)
Presentation of Aisylu Garaeva (PPTX, 2,02 Мб)
Presentation of Daniil Savchenko (PPTX, 1,92 Мб)