The 85th IKCEST Training Programme for Silk Road Engineering Science and Technology Development was held from December 7th to December 13th, 2020. It was co-hosted by the International Knowledge Centre for Engineering Sciences and Technology (IKCEST) under the Auspices of UNESCO, Xi’an Jiaotong University and China University of Geosciences, and was organized by IKCEST Silk Road Training Base. 144 students from 43 belt-road countries such as Pakistan, Tanzania, Malaysia, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Indonesia participated in this training programme.
Themed on new energy, the following lectures are included: Frontier Study on Energy Efficient Utilization and Application of Supercritical-CO2 Power Cycle, Exploring the foundations of chemical kinetic models–developing a core C0–C5 mechanism, Plasma catalysis: A novel solution for environmental and energy applications, Advanced thermal chemical processing of biomass wastes and its integration with CO2 reduction, Applications of advanced measurement technologies on energy engineering, Laser Sensors for Energy, Environment and Biomedical, Chemistry and Kinetics of Future Fuels, Filtration Solutions to Mitigate Coronavirus Aerosol and PM2.5 Pollutants, Causes, processes and consequences of the Three Mile Island accident and Chernobyl accident, The process of Fukushima nuclear power plant accident and the impact of nuclear leakage, Main Issues and Problems of Energy-Related Pollution and Resource Depletion, Engineering Thermodynamics—Thermal Process of Compressor and etc.
A combined approach of video-on-demand (shortened as VOD) study and online discussion were employed in the online training. The students freely arranged the learning schedule to complete online learning tasks. During the training, the students actively exchanged ideas and discussed problems with teachers, and talked freely about the training gains and feelings.
Up till recently, 85 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, which aims to train more engineering science and technology talents for Belt-road countries.