International Conference "Multiple academic convergence: Interdisciplinary Research for Eurasian Silk Roads"



On June 20, 2017, the international conference "Multiple Economic Convergence: Interdisciplinary Research for Eurasian Silk Roads" was held at the Kazakh National University named after al-Farabi, together with the Silk Road Universities Network (SUN), where our university, KazNU. al-Farabi is a member and main partner.

The organizers were: Kazakh National University. al-Farabi, the Korean Association for the Study of the Early Iron Age; Korean Geographical Society, Eurasian Railway Research Center, with the support of the Global Network of Silk Road Universities, North Gyeongsang Province. Conferences devoted to topical issues of the Great Silk Road have become one of the most important educational and discussion events that unite participants of various specialties.
The conference was attended by scientists from South Korea, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Russia, Vietnam, France and Iran, more than 60 people attended the conference. 

The first vice-rector of the Kazakh National University, academician of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan, addressed the conference participants with a welcoming speech. Burkitbayev, Secretary General of the League of Universities of the Silk Road of South Korea Hwang Sondong, President of the Silk Road Association Professor Herman Kim, who stressed the importance of holding such conferences, 
scientists from different countries can share their research on the current development of the Great Silk Road, which will promote mutual understanding and mutual trust between people belonging to different nationalities and confessions, and this will serve as a guarantee of peace and security in our common house - on the planet Earth. 


During the period of the international conference, there were two sections, where the moderators were the head of the department. Department of Unesco for Sustainable Development of KazNU. al-Farabi, professor Yashchenko R.V. and president of the Silk Road Association, Professor Herman Kim.


During the event, the participants discussed and suggested the preparation of an electronic map that would include all aspects of the development of the Silk Road, and also organize a seminar in Korea in September this year, where it is planned to gather all representatives of universities and scholars dealing with the issue of the Silk Road.

Publication date :  6/21/2017