The 70th IKCEST Training Programme for Silk Road Engineering Science and Technology Development was held online from April 27th to May 3rd, 2020. It was co-hosted by the International Knowledge Centre for Engineering Sciences and Technology (shortened as “IKCEST”) under the Auspices of UNESCO, Xi’an Jiaotong University, and was organized by IKCEST Silk Road Training Base. 407 students from belt-road countries such as Pakistan, Indonesia and India participated in this training programme.
The opening ceremony was held online on May 27. Liu Chang, Director of Division of International Cooperation of the IKCEST recorded the video in advance. She gave an introduction to IKCEST, the curriculum and content of the training and hoped that the students could broaden their horizons and learn something from the lectures.
本期培训以问题和应用为导向，介绍人工智能、大数据、互联网+、医学等信息技术的基本原理及其在新冠肺炎防控中的应用情况与取得的效果等，并由西安交大资深教授团队亲临授课。课程内容涵盖新冠肺炎系列专题讲座、从疫情中的在线学习看云计算、大数据技术与平台、大数据技术应用、疫情下的现代管理反思—基于系统动力学（SD）的视角分析、机器学习简介、先进高分子材料在医疗用品中的应用。学员采取“视频课件点播学习+视频弹题(Quiz in Video) +交流研讨+课后练习”的形式进行线上学习，自由安排学习进度完成在线学习任务,培训中学员积极开展线上交流探讨。
Centered on questions and applications, this training programme aimed to introduce the theories, their applications and achievements of information technology such as AI, big data, Internet+, medicine etc. used in the COVID-19 prevention and control. This programme was delivered by experienced teachers from Xi’an Jiaotong University. The following lectures were included: A series of lectures on COVID-19, From the Quarantine to Cloud Computing, Brief introduction to Big Data Technology and platforms, Several applications of Big Data Technology, Reflection on Modern Management under Epidemic Situation：A perspective from System Dynamics（SD）, Introduction to Machine Learning, Application of advanced polymer materials in medical supplies. A combined approach of video-on-demand (shortened as VOD) study, quiz in video, online discussion and after-class practicing were employed in the online training. The students freely arranged the learning schedule to complete online learning tasks, and had active discussion during the training.
Up till recently, 70 Sessions of IKCEST Training Programmes for Silk Road Engineering Science and Technology Development have been held by Silk Road Training Base, training more than 7,000 foreign students from over 100 countries and staff from some export-oriented Chinese Companies. As the first attempt for online training 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.
The International Knowledge Centre for Engineering Sciences and Technology (shortened as “IKCEST”) is a category II centre under the auspices of UNESCO. IKCEST was established on June 2, 2014. The Chinese Academy of Engineering is responsible for the operation and management of the IKCEST. IKCEST aims to provide knowledge-based services at 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 and technological talents for Belt-Road countries.