The 73rd IKCEST Training Programme for Silk Road Engineering Science and Technology Development & University Alliance of the Silk Road (UASR) Virtual Summer Courses 2020 was held from July 20th to August 15th, 2020. It was co-hosted by the International Knowledge Centre for Engineering Sciences and Technology (IKCEST) under the Auspices of UNESCO, University Alliance of the Silk Road (UASR) and Xi’an Jiaotong University, and was organized by IKCEST Silk Road Training Base. A total of 777 students from universities of UASR, including universities in China, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Ghana, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, Cameroon and other countries, registered for the workshop.
Themed on “Business Elite Lectures”, this training programme lasted for 25 days. Some of the most experienced teachers from UASR designed the courses and gave lectures on the topics of What Do Investors Want to See, Business Model Experimentation: From Hypothetical Plan A to Successful Plan B, The True Meaning of Marketing in the Digital Era, Digital Transformation: Big Opportunity or Big Threat, and Quality Engineering for Industrial Big Data. The courses in this training is rich in content, which helps students understand all aspects of business knowledge and obtain the latest cutting-edge information.
Up till recently, 73 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 and staff from export-oriented Chinese Companies from over 100 countries. 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 promotion of cultural, scientific, technological and educational exchanges as well as the economic and social development of European, Asian and African Belt-road countries and regions.
The International Knowledge Centre for Engineering Sciences and Technology (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.