|Zhou Ji (R, front), president of Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) and Irina Bokova(L, front), director-general of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), attend the signing and unveiling ceremony of the International Knowledge Center for Engineering Sciences and Technology in Beijing, capital of China, June 2, 2014. (Xinhua/Jin Liwang)|
BEIJING, June 2 -- The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) set up its International Knowledge Center for Engineering Sciences and Technology (IKCEST) in Beijing on Monday.
The center will serve as a globally connected hub to assemble digital resources relating to engineering sciences and technology, build a public data service platform, provide consultation and assist scientific research and education for policy-makers and engineers, especially those from developing countries, said Pan Yunhe, deputy president of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE).
The agreement for establishing the IKCEST was signed by CAE president Zhou Ji and Irina Bokova, director general of the UNESCO.