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Institute for Kazakhstan Economic and Social Studies

The Research Institute for Kazakhstan Economic and Social Studies (RIKESS)was jointly established by Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics (ZUFE), the Consulate General of Kazakhstan in Shanghai, and the Center for International Planning ofthe Ministry of Education and Science of Kazakhstan.

RIKESS relies on good diplomacy,close foreign relations, and foreign language resources as well as integratedly cooperative academic resources and the finance industry from 5 Universities including Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics, Kazakhstan National Eurasian University, Tulane University, Karaganda Economics University, Shakarim University, and Astana International Financial Center in Kazakhstan.

RIKESS is committed to giving full play to the advantages of economic management discipline and educational internationalization, aimed at meeting the reality of China's, Kazakhstan's, and the other 4 central Asian countries'demands. With solid research support, we are ready to contribute to the implementation of the "Belt& Road" initiative, for the "going global" purpose of Chinese enterprises, and the promotion of international cooperation on production capacity.

The Research Features

RIKESS revolves around providing "precise cooperation" think tank consulting services for industrial development, construction of international industrial parks, bilateral (multi-lateral) investment, integration of industry and education, business and trade, and cultural exchanges between China and Kazakhstan and the other 4 Central Asian countriesso as to boost the economic development of China and Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan is a source countryand a key region for the implementation of the "Belt & Road" initiative. In recent years, China has madegreaterprogress in economic and trade exchanges, bilateral investment, industrial cooperation, and people-to-people and cultural exchanges with the five Central Asian countries including Kazakhstan.

Under the background of the "Belt& Road" initiative, "precisecooperation" is very necessary. RIKESS adopts a hierarchical classification model, building global production networks and Internet industry cooperation patterns, conducting business and trade, promoting the construction of infrastructure, investment, the Central Asian production base, boosting humanistic education and international cooperation capacity, etc.

Main Research Fields and Directions

RIKESS gives full play to the academic advantages of ZUFE as a university of finance and economics, and focuses on:

(1) Comparative study on Sino-Kazakh economy.

(2) Comparative study on industrial investment and finance between China and Kazakhstan.

(3) Comparative study of China’s and Kazakhstan’s laws.

(4) Comparative study on agriculture, land and urban development between China and Kazakhstan.

(5) Comparative study of Chinese and Kazakh languages and cultures.

RIKESS aims at providing service for the construction of the"Belt& Road" initiative, responding to the requirements of the Ministry of Educationof Chinaon strengthening regional and national studies, promoting exchanges and cooperation with Kazakhstan universities that have good relations with ZUFE,keeping close contacts with famous experts and scholarsbothat home and abroad,focusingon multi-disciplinary comprehensive research,making good use of academic exchange platforms,and addressing practical problems.

Contact Persons:

Secretary of RIKESS at ZUFE

Ms. Lan Ying

Tel.: 0086-571-8675 7487

Director of RIKESS at ZUFE

Professor Yu Muhong

Tel.: 0086-571-8755 7052