The 17th IKCEST Training Programme for Silk Road Engineering Science and Technology Development themed on Frontier Development of Medical Science and Technology was held in Yanta Campus of Xi’an Jiaotong University from October 14th to October 22nd. 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 115 foreign students registered for the workshop. They are from 28 countries along the Silk Road.
Di Dehai, Dean of the School of Continuing Education of Xi’an Jiaotong University and Vice Dean Zhang Pingchuan attended the opening ceremony. Di Dehai gave a speech on this opening ceremony. He expressed his hope that through this programme, oversea students can promote technological and cultural exchanges between China and Silk Road countries. He also hoped that trainees could cherish the learning opportunities, learn professional knowledge and serve their own people.
This workshop focused on the topic of Frontier Development of Medical Science and Technology. The training content included the Cutting Edge Advances as well as Professional Knowledge in Medical Basics and Medical Clinical Aspects Such As Dietary Choices and Related Policy Guidance for the Patients of Vascular Diseases, Diabetes and Obesity, Aging and Brain Research, the Characteristics and Applications of Bacterial 16S rRNA Gene, the Light Microscopy Techniques and Methods for Organizational Macromolecule Situ Detection, the Application of Laparoscopic and Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Minimally Invasive Surgery in Urinary Surgery, New Advances in Diabetes Drug Therapy, the Story Behind Rash, etc. The teaching staff is an excellent faculty team of the medical department of Xi’an Jiaotong University.
Till now, there have been 16 IKCEST Training Programmes for Silk Road Engineering Science and Technology Development. As an important mission 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 meantime, it is also exploring the development direction for projects initiated by XJTU, such as University Alliance of the New Silk Road and Silk Road Academy.
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.