The 119th IKCEST Training Programme for Silk Road Engineering Science and Technology Development & University Alliance of the Silk Road (UASR) Virtual Summer Courses 2022 was held from June 27th to August 20th, 2022. 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 was organized by the IKCEST Silk Road Training Base. A total of 118 trainees signed up for the training, and 44 graduated successfully. They came from 5 countries such as China, Indonesia, Pakistan, Russia, Thailand and etc. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this training programme is held online.
Themed on Basic Course of Linear Algebra, the following lectures are included: Matrices: Main Definitions And Arithmetical Operations, Matrix Determinant: The Inverse Matrix, Rank Of A Matrix: The Method Of Bordering Minors, Gaussian Method For The Matrix Rank Evaluation And Calculation Of An Inverse Matrix, Cramer’s Rule For Systems Of Linear Equations. Linear Dependence and Linear Dependence And Linear Independence Of Vectors Bases, Gaussian Elimination For Systems Of Linear Equations, Consistent And Inconsistent Systems Of Linear Equations, Homogeneous And Inhomogeneous Systems Of Linear Equations and etc.
The training offers one-stop services such as platform registration, course selection, online learning, questionnaire survey, online examination and certificate download. A combined approach of video-on-demand (shortened as VOD) study and online discussion were employed in the online training. The trainees were given the opportunity to make their own learning plan and arrange their learning process accordingly all by themselves.
Up till recently, 119 sessions of IKCEST Training Programmes for Silk Road Engineering Science and Technology Development have been held by Silk Road Training Base, training more than 10,000 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, aiming to train more engineering science and technology talents, and enhance the capacity building in developing countries.
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