International associations & Network cooperation

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Association of Sino-Russian Economic Universities (ASREU) is a non-profit organization representing economic universities in China and Russia. The main aim of the Association is the establishment of the platform for educational, scientific and technological cooperation, international research projects, conferences and publications, sharing best practices, and academic exchange.


The Euroasian Universities Association (EUA) is the reputable international organization of universities uniting 128 national universities of the whole Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), leading regional universities and higher educational institutions of the Eurasian region. The EUA is a unique public organization in the Eurasian region. During all 20 years of its operations the EUA has been aimed at implementation of the Eurasianism ideas in the sphere of education and science, maintenance and development of common educational environment and humanitarian collaboration, learning of international practices on reformation of higher education under specific conditions of new states’ establishment in the former Soviet Union. Exchange of experience, fruitful discussions among universities based on the principles of respect for the experience of each other became the important factor of further development of education and science in the Eurasian region and worldwide.


Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) was established in 1997 as a reflection of the rapid economic integration of the region and the formation of APEC. Today APRU is a premier alliance of 50 leading research universities from 17 APEC economies including the world’s 3 largest (USA, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Korea, Japan, China and Hong Kong SAR, Chinese Taipei, and Russia) with over 140,000 faculty members and 2 million students, serving as an advisory body to international organizations, governments and business on the development of science and innovation as well as on the broader development of higher education.
APRU New Vision: “As the only network of leading universities linking the Americas, Asia and Australasia, the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) is the Voice of Knowledge and Innovation for the Asia-Pacific region. We bring together thought leaders, researchers, and policy-makers to exchange ideas and collaborate on effective solutions to the challenges of the 21st century.” APRU's Strategic Framework reflects the priorities of member universities in education, research and contribution to society:

  1. Shaping Asia-Pacific Higher Education and Research
    APRU universities together aim to shape the policy environment for higher education and research in the region.
  2. Creating Asia-Pacific Global Leaders
    APRU universities cooperate to enhance their global leadership as institutions and the leadership of faculty, administrators and students.
  3. Partnering on Solutions to Asia-Pacific Challenges
    APRU universities work together and with partners from government and business, international organizations, other universities and community leaders on solutions to global and regional challenges.
FEFU’s participation in APRU is aimed at fostering economic, technical and cultural interaction of Russia with the countries of the Asia-Pacific region, and will ensure the country’s integration into the academic, economic, technological and cultural space of the Asia-Pacific region. (Priority Development Trend # 5 under the Development Program of Far Eastern Federal University for 2010-2019).

  • To foster a mutual understanding of and respect for the world’s varied and changing legal systems and cultures as a contribution to justice and a peaceful world
  • To enhance and strengthen the role of law in the development of societies through legal education
  • To serve as an open and independent forum for discussion of diverse ideas about legal education
  • To contribute to the development and improvement of law schools, and conditions of legal education throughout the world
  • To contribute to the better preparation of lawyers as they increasingly engage in transnational or global legal practice, and when they pursue careers other than private practice, including governmental, non-governmental, academic, and corporate careers
  • To share experiences and practices regarding legal education

The goal of the ASRTU is integration and mutually beneficial exchange of resources of higher education institutions of Russia and China. The association is an important platform for exchanging the views between the governments of Russia and China, and serves as a think-tank for the development of appropriate political and development strategies. It stimulates the development of economy and research between the two countries and contributes to the development of innovation in the global economy.


The primary purpose is to strengthen the international mission and quality of higher education in an increasingly interdependent world, and to promote global awareness and competence as well as peace and international understanding through education. It is a unique worldwide platform that facilitates the exchange of professional experience through conferences, seminars, publications, and commissions. IAUP believes the best approach to achieve its aims are to:
  1. be independent of all ideological and political interests.
  2. contribute to international dialogue, tolerance and understanding in the promotion of international justice, co-operation and peace; and
  3. continue giving positive and creative support to its members, by providing an active global network and forum specifically for the heads of universities in which they can:
    • share their valuable experiences and outcomes;
    • contribute towards the development of universities in economically deprived regions throughout the world;
    • respond to the need to widen access to university for students from disadvantaged backgrounds;
    • help to introduce new qualitative developments in the wider university sector;
    • extend and enhance the international dimension of their universities; and
    • ensure that universities continue to support and reinforce cultural diversities that are vital for sustaining the development of personal identities, social cohesion and human creativity.

Russia has been a permanent member of the UNESCO Executive Board since 1954, and is active prioritizing UNESCO objectives. The Far Eastern Branch of the RF Commission for UNESCO, one of the commission’s twelve regional departments, has been based at FEFU since May 1990. UNESCO Director-General Federico Mayor signed an agreement in 1998 to establish the UNESCO Chair in Marine Ecology at FEFU.

The World Tort Law Society (WTLS) was jointly founded in 2012 by the Research Center for Civil and Commercial Jurisprudence of the Renmin University, Beijing, China, the Institute for European Tort Law (ETL) and the European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law (ECTIL). The aim of the Society is to create a forum for discussion about current developments in tort law on a global scale. The members of the World Tort Society are excellent tort law researchers from around the world representing law schools from Europe, America and Asia. FEFU’s membership in the WTLS opens great opportunities for establishing collaborative ties with leading universities from the Asia-Pacific region and Europe. The FEFU Law School was invited to attend the plenary meeting of the first conference conducted by the World Tort Law Society in Harbin, China, in September 2013.

The purpose of the Association is integrating efforts and creative potential of higher education institutions, research institutes, enterprises and companies for solving the specific organizational, research, methodological, technical, economic and social challenges associated with improvement of the higher education in civil engineering and the development of science, equipment and technology.


Established in 2001 the University of the Arctic (UArctic) is a cooperative network of universities, colleges, research institutes and other organizations concerned with education and research in and about the North. UArctic builds and strengthens collective resources and collaborative infrastructure that enables member institutions to better serve their constituents and the regions. Through cooperation in education, research and outreach UArctic enhances human capacity in the North, promotes viable communities and sustainable economies, and forge global partnerships.
Today the University of the Arctic unites more than 170 organizations, most of which are educational institutions of the eight Arctic states: Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, the Russian Federation, Sweden and the United States, and 18 organizations - representatives of non-Arctic countries (China, Great Britain, Mongolia, Korea, Japan, and Belgium). The partners of the UArctic are North-Eastern Federal University, Northern Federal University, St. Petersburg State University, Siberian Federal University, Ural Federal University, the leading higher education institutions in Norway, Sweden and Finland, Washington University, Ocean University of China and a number of other major universities in China and South Korea.