The 61st Training Programme for Silk Road Engineering Science and Technology Development Held by IKCEST Silk Road Training Base
The 61st IKCEST Training Programme for Silk Road Engineering Science and Technology Development was held in Xi’an Jiaotong University from Oct 21st to 31th, 2019. It was co-hosted by the International Knowledge Centre for Engineering Sciences and Technology under the Auspices of UNESCO (shortened as “International Knowledge Centre”, “IKCEST”) and Xi’an Jiaotong University, and was organized by IKCEST Silk Road Training Base. 107 students from 18 Belt-Road countries such as Pakistan, Egypt, Tanzania, etc. participated in the workshop.
This programme lasted for 9 days. Some of the most experienced teachers from Xi’an Jiaotong University gave lectures on the topics of Introduction to Cross-Border E-Commerce，Product Selection in Cross-border E-commerce：Import, Page Design for Commodities, Logistic in Cross-border E-commerce, Cloud Computing and Big Data Analytics，The Development of Information Technology and Its Business，The origin and development of Silk Road studies.
In addition, on the afternoon of October 30th,the trainees visited the Administration Committee of the Xi'an international Trade and Logistic Park. The staff of the Administration Committee led the oversea students to visit the CR Express Operation Center, Xi'an Railway Container Center Station and Aiju Grain Emergency Logistics Base so that students had a further understanding of the Administration Committee and the logistics development of Shaanxi Province. Meanwhile, this visit laid a good foundation for the oversea students who would like to start their own business in Administration Committee of the Xi'an international Trade and Logistic Park after graduation.
Up till recently, Silk Road Training Base has held 61 IKCEST Training Programmes for Silk Road Engineering Science and Technology Development, which have cultivated around 6,000 foreign students from more than 100 countries and export-oriented staff from Chinese companies. It is the first training of IKCEST Silk Road Training Base on China’s Western Technological Innovation Harbor. 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 also made great contributions to the promotion of cultural, scientific and educational exchanges, and the economic and social development of European, Asian and African Belt-road countries.
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.