The General Assembly of Silk-road Universities Network

Republic of Korea
Gyeongsangbuk-do Provincial Government
Key objectives of the measure:

Supports for the Silk-road Universities Network (SUN) 

 The project aims to revive the spirit of peace, coexistence and co-prosperity, which is represented by the Silk Road, a symbol of the East-West civilizational exchange. Also, it aspires to uphold the spirit on a global scale.

Scope of the measure:
National, International
Nature of the measure:
Main feature of the measure:

▪ The key activities of the project are as follows. The SUN General Assembly is held annually to ① submit business reports ② select joint cooperation projects ③ strengthen cooperation systems among member universities ④ selects the host of next year’s general assembly. Second, SUN hosts the general assembly of International Association for Silk Road Studies and an annual international academic conference. Third, SUN publishes research papers and journals on the ancient Silk Road region. Fourth, SUN hosts cultural exchange events in collaboration with the United Students of SUN (USSUN). Fifth, SUN bolsters academic exchange as well as its network by supporting regional academic exchange promotion projects. 

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

▪The Silk-road Universities Network is to be established mainly at key cities and major universities in the Silk Road region. It builds a cooperation network with global intellectuals to boost international cultural exchange. 

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

268,577 dollar (as of 2018)

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)