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KUST hosted “2018 Belt & Road and BRICS Skills Development and Technology Innovation Competition”

On August 13th, the final of the “2018 Belt & Road and BRICS Skills Development and Technology Innovation Competition (Youth Makers Competition)” in China was held at KUST. The Competition is organized by the Business Council (BRICS BC), the BRICS Skills Development and Technology Innovation Competition Organizing Committee, theInternational Alliance of Skills Development (IASDBR), Engineering Training and Teaching Committee of Ministry of Education, the Makers Education Base Alliance, and the UNESCO Chair of Industry-University Cooperation. It is co-sponsored and hosted by KUST. Prof. YI Jianhong, the Vice President of KUST, attended the opening ceremony and delivered the opening speech.



   Fifty teams from 23 universities of China, with more than 300 players, participated in the Competition. Each team carried out competitive rounds of product display, project development, on-site product improvement, and on-site defense. After the examination and appraisal of the Expert Committee, 5 Special prizes, 8 First Prizes and 13 Second Prizes were awarded to the participants



The 2018 Competition builds an international platform for the talents of skills development and technological innovation, promotes skills development and technology exchange, accelerates the training of skilled personnel and thus upgrades the skills of the university students. With the theme of “Crossing the Boundaries”, the 2018 Competition displays cutting-edge technologies such as digital communities, ecological manufacturing, smart living, medical health, convenient travelling, disaster prevention and mitigation, and energy cleaning. Individual contestants or teams should show their creative ideas through material products. The entries showed the application of the widely-used Internet of Things (IOT) such as sensor technology and machine identification technology to fully explore emerging technologies and enhance product performance and service quality. Meanwhile, according to the requirements of on-site experts, the teams were required to remould their customized product so as to meet the diversified needs and achieve a wider social value.


It is reported that on August 18-20, 2017, the first BRICS Makers Competition (Youth Group) was held at KUST. 42 teams from 28 institutions of China and Russia participated in the competition. They carried out product display, project development, product improvement and on-site defense. 4 Special Prizes, 6 First Prizes and 10 Second Prizes were awarded to the participants.



Translated by: WU Shuo, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Cultures

Edited by: Prof. WANG Ying, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Cultures

Issued by: Division of Overseas Cooperation

Source: Engineering Training Center (Chinese)

Edited by: KUST News Center (Chinese)