ASEAN Centre in MGIMO-University the MFA of Russia


ASEAN Centre’s Session at the 2nd Young Scientists Congress

ASEAN Centre’s Session at the 2nd Young Scientists Congress


On December 3, in the framework of the 2nd Young Scientists Congress in Sochi the ASEAN Centre organized the session on “Technological cooperation between Russia and ASEAN”. Among the speakers were officials from the Russian government agencies and research institutes, as well as representatives from the ASEAN countries. Dr. Ekaterina Koldunova, Director of the ASEAN Centre, Associate Professor at the Department of Asian and African Studies and Dr. Valeria Vershinina, Centre’s Expert moderated the discussion.

The session aimed to summarize what have been achieved during the year 2022 which was proclaimed the Year of Russia and ASEAN Science and Technological Cooperation, and what are the most promising areas of further cooperation. Among the Russian speakers were Lead Consultant of the Department of Multilateral Economic Cooperation and Special Projects of the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia Ms. Anna Shogunts, Adviser to General Director of the Russian Energy Agency of the Ministry of Energy of Russia Ms. Olga Yudina, Head of Project Office on Digital Development of the Samara Region of Russia Mr. Dmitry Kaminin and Acting Deputy Director of the Center of International Cooperation of the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute named after N.E. Zhukovsky (TsAGI) Mr. Alexey Korobov. The ASEAN countries were represented by MGIMO MA Student of the School of International Relations Mr. Trinh Quoc Vinh (Vietnam), Director of the Excellence in Science Education Bureau, Office of the Basic Education Commission of the Ministry of Education of Thailand Dr. Phuriwat Khamaikawin (Thailand) and President and Head of Moscow Representative of B2BVostok Group Mr. Amerigo Tatel.

The participants discussed a wide range of issues, including digital transformation, energy, aviation industry, TVET and economic cooperation. They noted that there is an interest from ASEAN partners in technologies of “smart infrastructure” and technologies enabling energy transition. The speakers also agreed on the necessity to promote educational cooperation and to exchange best teaching practices, especially with the use of new technological instruments. The session ended with a common desire to develop joint collaboration further. The session was widely covered in mass media.

The session’s recording is available on the Congress website

Information on the session on the web site of Roscongress