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VIII International Russian-Chinese Summer School on International Relations "Beyond the Traditional Agenda: New Reality for Russia and China" July 5-12, 2018

Applications are accepted until April 15, 2018

The VIII Russian-Chinese Summer School is organized by HSE Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs (Moscow) and East China Normal University (Shanghai). The event is supported by the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund.

The concept of the School

In 2018 the School will be devoted to the issues that go beyond the traditional areas of the Russian-Chinese cooperation (economic, military and political), but are becoming more relevant in the era of digital technologies, the ubiquitous spread of Internet communications and the interdependence of various spheres of life.

Several themes will be on focus:

  • digital technologies and their role in bilateral economic interaction, cybersecurity;
  • the role of media space and social networks in international relations;
  • “green” economy;
  • cooperation in the cultural sphere.

Following the results of the school, participants will present the joint projects on designated areas.

English is the working language of the School.

What we offer

During the Russian-Chinese Summer School you will be able, without leaving Moscow:

To experience intensive training on innovative spheres of international cooperation.

To learn about Russian and Chinese views on the role of these two countries in the era of digital technologies.

To interact with leading Russian and Chinese experts, specialists and researchers working on the Eurasian Economic Union, "The Silk Road Economic belt", International financial Institutions, and International Relations.

To practice and improve your skills in applying methodological approaches to international problems by participating in a joint project.

To develop and expand your academic and professional contacts.

To participate in Russian and Chinese cultural evenings.

Following the results of the VIII Russian-Chinese Summer School all the participants will receive certificates signed by representatives of the National Research University Higher School of Economics and East China Normal University.

Who may participate?

We accept applications from PhD students, graduate and undergraduate students, specializing in international economics, world politics, international relations, political science or regional studies.

To participate in the Summer School applicants should have the following documents: a motivation letter, a transcript of your academic records and documents evidencing your advanced level of the English language.

In the motivation letter applicants should explain why they are interested in the topic that will be covered in the VIII Russian-Chinese Summer School and describe their educational and professional background (internships, scholarships, participation in conferences additional further training, etc.)

The motivation letter should be no longer than 800 words.

The cost

There is no fee for participating in the VIII Russian-Chinese Summer School. But travel and accommodation costs are covered by participants. However, HSE provides the opportunity to choose one of the University’s dormitories at a reasonable price (approx. 1200 rub per week), (please, let us know in your application if you are interested in the dormitory).

How to participate?

The contact person you can address your questions to is Mr. Andrei Tulum (tulum.and@yandex.com)


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