The 63rd IKCEST Training Programme for Silk Road Engineering Science and Technology Development was held in the I-Harbor of Xi’an Jiaotong University from Nov. 4th to 10th, 2019. It was co-hosted by the International Knowledge Centre for Engineering Sciences and Technology (shortened as “IKCEST”) under the Auspices of UNESCO and Xi’an Jiaotong University, and was organized by IKCEST Silk Road Training Base. 167 foreign students from 21 Belt-road countries such as Pakistan, Bangladesh, Rwanda, etc. in Xi’an Jiaotong University registered for the workshop.
This programme lasted for seven days. Teachers from Xi’an Jiaotong University gave lectures on the topics of The Challenges and Strategies of China's Investment Protection in “The Belt and Road” Area, Introduction to Artificial Intelligence, Brief Introduction to Robotics, Introduction to Brain Machine Interface, Introduction of Digital Image Processing, The Origin and Development of Silk Road Studies, How Foreigners’ Copyright are Protected in China, and Autonomous Driving for Unmanned Ground Vehicle.
Up till recently, 63 sessions of IKCEST Training Programmes for Silk Road Engineering Science and Technology Development have been held by Silk Road Training Base, training more than 5,000 foreign students and staff from export-oriented Chinese Companies from over 100 countries. As an important mission of the IKCEST Silk Road Training Base, this training programme plays an important role in cultivating talents and promoting the Belt and Road Initiative. In the Meanwhile, it also made important contributions to the economic and social development of European, Asian and African Belt-road countries and regions.
IKCEST is a category II centre under the auspices of UNESCO and was established in June 2014 in Beijing. Chinese Academy of Engineering is responsible for the operation and management of the IKCEST. IKCEST aims to provide knowledge-based services at a global scale in the form of consultancies, scientific research and education for policy-makers and engineering science and technology professionals in the world, with particular reference to the developing countries. In February 2017, based in Xi’an Jiaotong University, IKCEST Silk Road Training Base was established, which aims to train more engineering science and technology talents for Belt-Road countries.