The 100th IKCEST Training Programme for Silk Road Engineering Science and Technology Development & Huaqiao University’s 3rd Training Programme on “Silk Road Strategies” for International Students was held from Oct. 16th to 24th, 2021. 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 co-organized by the IKCEST Silk Road Training Base and Huaqiao University. 402 trainees from 14 countries and regions including China (Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan), Cambodia and Malaysia participated in this training programme. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this training programme was held online.
Themed on Science, Technology and Humanities to Create Healthy Life in the Post Epidemic Era, the programme included the following lectures: Basic Medical Knowledge and Personal Protection in Epidemic Situation, From Quarantine to Cloud Computing, Health Management in Covid-19 Period, Why do we Age, Healthy Lifestyle Keeps away from Cancer, Legal Protection of Traditional Medicine, Chang’an-the Start of the Silk Road 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, 100 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.