The 88th IKCEST Training Programme for Silk Road Engineering Science and Technology Development was held online from October 16th to 30th, 2020. 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 was organized by IKCEST Silk Road Training Base. 1018 students from Thailand participated in this training programme.
There were five themes on this training programme, which are “MedicalScience in COVID-19”, “Popularization of science in COVID-19”, “MolecularBiology”, “Medical Humanities” and “ConciseCircuits”. The lectures of “Medical Science in COVID-19”were: Differentiation of three kinds of Coronavirus Pneumonia（SARS, MERS, COVID-19）,Epidemic characteristics and response strategies of COVID-19, How to diagnosecoronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Advances of Studies on Remdesivir AgainstCoronaviruses including SARS-CoV-2, The challenge and way to deal with underthe outbreak of COVID-19 for the Surgical operation, Clinical characteristicsand typing of coronavirus pneumonia in children, How to deal with the newcoronavirus calmly from the aspects of ordinary people and etc. The following lectures were included in “Popularization ofscience in COVID-19”: A series of lectures on COVID-19, From theQuarantine to Cloud Computing, Brief introduction to Big Data Technologyand platforms, Several applications of Big Data Technology, Reflectionon Modern Management under Epidemic Situation：A perspective from System Dynamics（SD）, Introductionto Machine Learning, Application of advanced polymer materials in medicalsupplies. The lectures of “Molecular Biology” were The material basis ofgenetic information, From gene to chromosomes DNA replication, DNA mutation andrepair, Transcription in prokaryotes, RNA splicing and Regulation of geneexpression after Transcription and From mRNA to protein, translation. The following lectures were included in “Medical Humanities”: Practices ofDoctor-patient Communication, Medical Aesthetics, Clinical Decision-making andDoctor-patient Empathy, How to Become Become an Excellent Medical Student, CareerPlanning and Professional Quality as a Doctor, Jurisprudence of Medicine,Medical Humanities and Dissemination, Medical Imaging Technology and NobelPrize, Medical Science and Humanities.The lectures of “Concise Circuits” are fundamentalsof circuits, dynamic circuits, AC circuits, general analysis techniques forcircuits, extensions of circuit knowledge, and applications of circuit knowledge.
Up till recently, 88 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 from 115 countries and staff from some export-oriented Chinese Companies. 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 economic and social development of European, Asian and African Belt-road countries and regions.
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 to provide knowledge-based services at 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.