Urban Revitalization
18.05.2018 : Mayors' Club

Five years after the announcement of the Chinese President Xin Jinping to support the revitalization of the historic Silk Road by a billion US $ investment - now in 2018 in Astana/Kazakhstan 60 mayors of cities along the Silk Road gathered to sign a memorandum for a joint Club ( see more : www.dailymotion.com/video/x6nihg5)

Prof. Dr.B.Hallier - participating as a guest at the Mayors' Round Table - sees a parallel in this action to the Hanse-Organization during the Middle ages which at that time was the driver of innovation and globalization around the Baltic Sea ( see also :www.european-retail-academy.org/BUN ) ."Cities can act jointly solving problems by creating cross-border solutions; University Networks of Applied Sciences can help in this dialogue" Hallier stated.
 



16.04.2018 : Shine Astana

The City of Astana was founded as the new capital of Kazakhstan after the collaps of the Soviet-Union. Within its twenty years of existance it got already a high image due to its futuristic sky-line, its Global Summits supported by the group of Astana Nobel Laureates and finally in 2017 by the EXPO.

For the 20th Anniversary of Astana in 2018 Sir Karl Jenkins , one of the greatest modern composers, created the oratorio "Shine Astana" which was performed by a combination of 500 singers from choirs from 10 Silk Road countries and by 300 musicians. Its premire took place at the First Silk Road Mayors Joint Conference which according to Prof.Dr.B.Hallier was a historic and cultural highland for all the region.
 



15.03.2018 : Retail India

According to Retail Planet the growth of turnover in retail up-till 2021 will be lead by India with 76 percent, followed by China with 52 percent. In online-retail India is expected to grow by 407 percent in front of Turkey with 198 percent, Russia by 176 percent, being followed by China with 153 percent.


In organized retail, according to the magazine Retail Asia in India, the Future Group (Big Bazaar) leads with a turnover of 3.1 billion US $ and 1.146 outlets, being followed by the Tata Group (2.4 billion/1.352 outlets), Reliance Retail (1.9/ 3.500 outlets) and Godrej & Boyce (1.3 million/ 733 outlets).


 



15.02.2018 : Astana & Almaty

The European Retail Academy for many years participates at the Astana Forum; Prof. Dr. B.Hallier is member of the Club of Eurasian Scientists and was speaker in 2017 at the EXPO-event at the Nazarbayev University, together with the Korean Nobel Laureate Prof. Raekwon Chung. Hallier appreciates the high-speed international education programs in Kazakhstan like the Master Program for International Relations.


Launched in the Fall 2014, MAPSIR is the first world-class, graduate level political science and international relations program taught in English in Kazakhstan. A wide range of courses is offered by an internationally recognized faculty drawn from North America and Europe. The 21-month-long program is structured similar to top-rated Masterís programs in the universities in North America. However, unlike most top-rated MA programs, MAPSIR is fully funded, its students receive monthly scholarships of 100,000 tenge plus room on campus. (More info)


 



15.01.2018 : Mongolia

The Gobi-Desert reveals that already about 500.000 years ago people settled in the area of today's Mongolia. Genghis Khan (about 1167 - 1227) formed in 1206 the first Mongolian Empire; his grandson Kublai Khan founded the Yuan-Dynasty in China.

Mongolia is among the Top Ten countries concerning natural resources. To shift from raw materials more to processing to increase margins the Federal Mongolian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Federal Mongolian Ministry of Agriculture and Food and the National University of Mongolia invited in the last years experts from government, academia - among them Prof. Dr. B. Hallier - and from business (see group photo) to discuss a sector-reformation and a modern trade-law.
 



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