From October 24e-28e 2022, Nazarbayev University (NU) hosts the Asian University Alliance (AAU) International Youth Forum on “Creating the Meta-Silk Road: Integrating Asian Cultures into a Real and Virtual Universe”.
The AAU Youth Forum (AUAYF) is an annual flagship platform dedicated to jointly addressing development issues in the Asian region, enhancing youth empowerment, and promoting cultural and cultural exchanges. academics among AAU students.
Each forum focuses on a particular theme which corresponds to the AAU concept of the year. Artificial intelligence and data science, Asian civilizations and future habitats are at the center of discussions this year.
The Youth Forum program includes masterclasses from UNU professors on topics such as: AI research, AR/XR/VR, data science and computer graphics, AI in environmental health, cybersecurity and blockchain, data as new oil, the preservation of Silk Routes Heritage, and more.
Professor Ilesanmi Adesida, NU Provost, says,
“We are pleased to welcome students from our sister institutions in the AAU family as Forum participants on Meta-Silk Road. Artificial intelligence and intelligent systems have become the infrastructure of life; this Forum will examine their intersection with the fields of business, finance, the environment and their impact on the culture at the heart of the ancient Silk Road.
Established at the initiative of Tsinghua University in 2017, the AAU brought together 15 founding members with the mission to jointly address regional and global challenges, specifically related to higher education and economic, scientific and technological development, in strengthening collaboration between member institutions. The AAU also recognizes and promotes a shared identity and values.
For students, AAU offers unique opportunities to embrace diversity, develop critical thinking, enhance entrepreneurial skills, learn about innovations, and understand new trends in human capital development.