ECUST strengthens energy and chemical engineering ties with B&R countries
Updated: 2017-06-14

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Students and teachers from the "Belt and Road" seminar organized by East China University of Science and Technology pose for a group photo. The program was held at the Shanghai-based university from May 15 to June 2, attracting 17 students from countries involved in China's Belt and Road Initiative. [Photo provided to study-shanghai.org]

East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST) hosted a "Belt and Road" seminar from May 15 to June 2, aiming to cultivate energy and chemical engineering talents from B&R countries.

A total of 17 students from Vietnam, Brunei, Turkey and Sri Lanka took part in the program.

During their three-week-long stay in Shanghai, the students not only took field trips to several chemical enterprises, but were also given cultural tours around the city, including a cruise on the Huangpu River and a trip to the folk customs workshops in Zhujiajiao ancient town.

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Students attending the "Belt and Road" senior seminar pose for a group photo during their visit to a local chemical enterprise. [Photo provided to study-shanghai.org]

Truong Ngoc Tu, a student representative from Vietnam, spoke highly of his journey to China. Tu said he regarded the trip as very fruitful, helping to enrich his academic knowledge, as well as giving him an all-round introduction to Shanghai.

Shanghai Municipal Education Commission launched the Study in Shanghai "Belt and Road" program in 2015, offering professional training to political elites, industrial leaders and creative talents from countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative.

The series now covers nine different areas, such as energy and chemical engineering, modern agriculture in China, traditional Chinese medicine, urban development and youth talent exchanges.

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Students from "Belt and Road" countries take a field trip to a local chemical enterprise. [Photo provided to study-shanghai.org]

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