Dun-huang Research Institute, ¡°Belt and Road¡± Industrial Research Academy, Beijing Jiaotong University Was Established in Beijing: a Medium of Industrial Practice and a Spirit of Silk Road Culture

On September 18th, the establishment and awarding ceremony of Dun-huang Research Institute, ¡°Belt and Road¡± Industrial Research Academy, Beijing Jiaotong University(BJTU) was held in Beijing. Wu Qiang, assistant president of BJTU, Dong Hairong, director of Office of International Affairs, Cui Yongmei, associate dean of School of Economics and Management(SEM), Zhang Li¡¯na, executive director of ¡°Belt and Road¡± Industrial Research Academy, together with more than one hundred delegates of academic and business circles from home and abroad jointly witnessed the foundation of Dun-huang Institute.

¡øWu Qiang, assistant president of BJTU at speech

In his speech, Mr. Wu Qiang, assistant president of BJTU, said that BJTU is one national key university directly affiliated to the Ministry of Education and mutually constructed by the Ministry and the People¡¯s Government of Beijing City. After six score years of prominent progress, our university has formed a complete discipline training system with its advantages in information and management subjects, unique feature in transportation science and techonoly, as well as balanced coordination of engineering, management, economics, science, arts, law, philosophy and many other subjects. As a distinctive university in China¡¯s rail transportation industry, BJTU, led by national policies of ¡°Belt and Road¡± initiative, intensively explores international capacity cooperation in field of ¡°Belt and Road¡± transportation infrastructure construction, energy, advanced equipment manufacturing and so on. As early as July 16th, 2016, with relevant organizations our university has co-founded ¡°Belt and Road¡± Industrial Research Academy. Based on the view of building a new think tank and aimed at promoting industrial research of countries and regions along the ¡°Belt and Road¡±, we provide full-round counseling service and market guidance of law, policy, standards, information, technology, capital, market and talent for the interaction of domestic and foreign basic industries to improve these countries and regions¡¯ common development and interconnection in regards of transportation, energy, communications, equipment and other basic areas.

 

With respect to the establishment of Dun-huang Research Institute, ¡°Belt and Road¡± Industrial Research Academy, BJTU, we will carry out a number of cooperation between the school and enterprises. We plan to focus Dun-huang Research Institute on the subject of industrial research and product research, guided by Dun-huang humane spirit research and based on education and scientific study, aiming to serve to national strategic development of ¡°Belt and Road¡±. Such a comprehensive institute of industry, education and research will deliver its best contribution to the initiative of ¡°Belt and Road¡±.

¡øZhang Li¡¯na, executive director of ¡°Belt and Road¡± Industrial Research Academy, BJTU at speech

 Zhang Li¡¯na, executive director of ¡°Belt and Road¡± Industrial Research Academy, BJTU, said that the inauguration of Dun-huang Research Institute, being an essential step of the academy¡¯s development, will give rise to a multilateral research platform for universities, companies and institutes and provide varied study directions from the aspects of inheritance and promotion, industrial layout and information sharing. Dun-huang, based on its important channel function and time-honoured cultural accumulation of the Silk Road since ancient times, is not only an essential pioneer spreading China¡¯s bright civilization but also a path for different culture, creativity and new industries attached to culture to obtain the entrance to the world. In a cultural perspective, it is an important bridge to break geographic restrictions and a vehicle to link the communication of culture, industry and people between China and the rest of our world.

¡øKorn Dabbaransi, chairman of the Thai-Chinese Friendship Association and Former Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand at speech

 

Korn Dabbaransi, chairman of the Thai-Chinese Friendship Association and Former Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, also attended the ceremony and delivered his congratulation to the establishment of Dun-huang Research Institute, ¡±Belt and Road¡± Industrial Research Academy, BJTU. The friendship between Chinese and Thai people has a long history and there are many common ground between Dun-huang culture and Thai culture. He expressed hope for a multiple cooperation with the industrial academy.

¡øLiu Muzhen, director of Dun-huang Research Institute, ¡°Belt and Road¡± Industrial Research Academy, BJTU at speech

 Liu Muzhen, director of ¡°Belt and Road¡± Industrial Research Academy, BJTU, said that the institute, aimed at the implement of industrialization, will base on a deep exploration of Dun-huang culture. In future, we will set the cultural inheritance and promotion, the extraction of excellent aesthetic elements and its market application, talent training, the operation and landing of entity industries and so on as our research orientation to a multidimensional practice like cultural communication, personnel interaction, industry progress and product engineering, forming a complete research and development direction.

 Wu Qiang, assistant president of BJTU, Dong Hairong, Dong Hairong, director of Office of International Affairs, BJTU, Zhang Li¡¯na, executive director of ¡°Belt and Road¡± Industrial Research Academy, BJTU, Wang Tieheng, research consultant of ¡°Belt and Road¡± Industrial Research Academy, BJTU, Korn Dabbaransi, chairman of the Thai-Chinese Friendship Association and Former Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, Nimal de Silva, minister of Buddhism in SriLanka culture, Navin Gooneratne, chairman of the Light of Asia Foundation and Liu Muzhen, director of Dun-huang Research Institute, jointly awarded nameplate for the institute and sealed the inscription.

 Dun-huang Research Institute will operate its plan and procedures aimed at the integration of industry, education and research and make due efforts to implement demonstration project and promote the platform¡¯s construction as well as innovate the cultural system for the triple collaboration, to improve the practice of cultural innovation industrialization, and to boost the process of international cooperation of industry, education and research.