Central Asian Students' Network in Adelaide
The club is intended to bring together students and researchers from the University of Adelaide and people outside of the University of Adelaide who is from one of the Central Asian countries, or whose research is on Central Asia, as well as those who are interested to learn about this region. The region Central Asia is considered as five countries Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
The goals of the club are to support the new students from Central Asia, collaborate on research projects, promote and foster relationships between Australia and Central Asian countries.
To achieve these goals, we plan activities along three pillars:
Settle-in: welcome events for new students and some advisory help to newcomers to settle in and enjoy Australia
Promote and Get together: social events, including the on-campus celebration of the main festivals for the Central Asian countries, e.g. Nowruz - traditional "New Year"; thematic night gathering dedicated to one of the Central Asian countries; lectures from the established researchers who work on Central Asia
Connect and collaborate: for students (any level) who work on research projects on Central Asia to exchange their research ideas, findings, data sharing and other activities.
Club membership cost is $5 AUD for one year or $30 AUD for life-long membership. All the money should go on the organization of the events and other needs of the club. The club is not-for-profit.
The inaugural meeting of the club will take place in mid-September, the exact date to be confirmed.
Currently, several positions within the club are still available: event manager and photographer.Volunteers are welcome.