The 16th IKCEST Training Programme for Silk Road Engineering Science and Technology Development themed on Frontier Knowledge of Electrical Engineering Technology was held in Xingqing Campus of Xi’an Jiaotong University from October 14th to October 18th. 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 89 foreign students from Xi’an Jiaotong University, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xidian University and Chang’an University registered for the workshop. They are from 10 countries along the Silk Road including Ethiopia, Angola, Pakistan, Malaysia, Sultan, Yemen, etc.
The opening ceremony was presided over by Chen Ling, Vice Dean of School of Continuing Education of Xi’an Jiaotong University. Gong Wending, Deputy Director of Social Education Management Department of Xi’an Jiaotong University, attended the opening ceremony and made a speech. On behalf of Xi’an Jiaotong University, he welcomed students from all over the world and introduced the IKCEST Silk Road Training Base. He hoped that through the special training, more foreign students along the Silk-road countries would know China, love China, learn things from the training, and transform the frontier knowledge learned from the workshop into a powerful force for building a prosperous country.
Then Ahmed Zubair gave a speech as a representative of Pakistan students from Xi’an Jiaotong University. He reviewed the history of the Silk Road, expressed his recognition for Silk Road construction, and hoped that he could learn more about China’s advanced science and technology in the Silk Road training programmes. Meanwhile, he also expressed that this training programme would enrich his life in China and promote the friendship between China and Pakistan.
This workshop focused on the topic of Frontier Knowledge of Electrical Engineering Technology. The workshop included lectures such as Harmonic Current Filtering Technology in Distribution Network, Common Technology of Power Robot Perception and Control, Renewable Energy and Smart Grid, Power Electronics Technology, Electric Energy, High Voltage Technology for the Past, Present and Future, General Technical Guidelines for Microgrid Planning were given by the experienced lecturers. Public courses such as Legal Issues of Entertainment Industry, The History of China’s International Relations were included. Visits to the State Key Insulation Laboratory or the High Current Interruption Laboratory were arranged. The whole training adopted theory and practice teaching methods to make the overseas students realize the importance of electrical engineering in the future development and understand the development and application of electrical engineering.
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.