The 71st IKCEST Training Programme for Silk Road Engineering Science and Technology Development themed on New Infrastructure Construction was held in Xingqing Campus of Xi’an Jiaotong University from June 29th to July 9th. It was co-hosted by the International Knowledge Centre for Engineering Sciences and Technology (IKCEST) under the Auspices of UNESCO and Xi’an Jiaotong University, and organized by IKCEST Silk Road Training Base. A total of 36 foreign students from Xi’an Jiaotong University participated in the workshop. They were from Belt-road countries such as Pakistan, Ethiopia and etc.
The training programme lasted for about 2 weeks, and the following lectures such as 5G in a Nutshell, Brief Introduction to Robotics, Big Data Processing and Deep-learning, Introduction to Machine Learning, Past, Present and Future of High Voltage Engineering, Current Situation and Development Trend of Modern Energy Science and Technology, Development Trend of Rail Transit Technology, Shaanxi: Home to Chinese Civilization were given by the experienced professors in Xi’an Jiaotong University. The teachers gave clear, vivid examples to make the topics deep-going but easy to understand. The students benefited a lot from it and discussed with the teacher after the lectures.
Till now, the IKCEST Silk Road Training Base has successfully held 71 training programmes. This training programme, as an important work of IKCEST Silk Road Training Base, will play important role in training more talents for the Belt-road countries and better serving to the development of the Belt and Road Initiative. 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 at providing 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 and technological talents for Belt-Road countries.