The 64th IKCEST Training Programme for Silk Road Engineering Science and Technology Development was held in the College of International Education of Guizhou University from Nov. 9th to 10th, 2019. It was co-hosted by the International Knowledge Centre for Engineering Sciences and Technology (shortened as “IKCEST”) under the Auspices of UNESCO, Xi’an Jiaotong University and Guizhou University, and was organized by IKCEST Silk Road Training Base. Over 180 foreign students from Guizhou University, Guizhou Normal University, Guizhou University of Finance and Economics, Guizhou Medical University and Guizhou Minzu University registered for the workshop.
Hosted by Zhang Chengxia, Dean of the College of International Education of Guizhou University, the opening ceremony of the 64th IKCEST Training Programme was held on the morning of Nov. 9th, 2019. Liu Chang, Deputy Director of Division of Information Construction of the General Administration Department of Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), Jin Kejian, CPC Secretary of the College of International Education of Guizhou University Committee, Di Dehai, Dean of the School of Continuing Education of Xi’an Jiaotong University, Zhang Ye from the IKCEST Secretariat, and all the trainees attended the opening ceremony.
Jin Kejian made a welcome speech on behalf of Guizhou University and extended a warm welcome to the leaders of Chinese Academy of Engineering, leaders, experts, and teachers of Xi’an Jiaotong University as well as the IKCEST Silk Road training team. As Guizhou University was chosen to host Training Programme for Silk Road Engineering Science and Technology Development this time, she expressed her appreciation for it. In the speech, Secretary Jin expressed some requirements to the trainees. She hoped that the trainees not only make good use of this opportunity to learn from this training, but also to improve their abilities in various aspects of their future study and life so as to become a comprehensive talent that can adapt to international development. She also hoped that they could understand China and the world in depth so as to become a cultural envoy for the promotion of the construction of the Belt and Road Initiative and friendly international exchanges.
At the outset, Di Dehai expressed his gratitude to Guizhou University for their strong support for this training programme in his speech. Dean Di introduced the background, development goal and significance of IKCEST Silk Road Training Base. He said that located in Xi’an city, which is the birthplace of the ancient Silk Road, Xi’an Jiaotong University is China’s most influential university of science and technology. He said that under the support of Chinese Academy of Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University came to Guizhou University to hold the Training Programme for Silk Road Engineering Science and Technology Development with a team of outstanding teachers, aiming to share China’s advanced technological achievements and the latest knowledge of science and technology development in the world for foreign students studying in Guizhou so as to achieve global cultural and technological exchanges. Therefore, this training programme would make contributions to promoting friendship and cooperation among countries along the Silk Road and the development and prosperity of all countries in the world.
Liu Chang extended a warm welcome to leaders and trainees that attended the opening ceremony, and expressed her gratitude to the organizers of Xi’an Jiaotong University and the College of International Education of Guizhou University. She gave an introduction to IKCEST on its founding philosophy, current practices and international influence, including the function and services provided by IKCEST general platform and its sub-platforms, and academic and international exchange activities. She also encouraged the trainees to use IKCEST platform and give feedback. At the end of her speech, she hoped that students cherish this learning opportunities, enjoy the learning process, and actively provide feedback and suggestions after the training.
In this training, teachers from Xi’an Jiaotong University gave lectures on the topics of Introduction to Artificial Intelligence, Ancient Chinese Philosophy—Confucianism, The Internet of Things and Smarter Life, Why do we age, The Multimedia Technology and Its Application with AI, Economic Background of BRI and New Engine for China Economic Growth, Sinology and Modern Manageme