Univer­sity pro­gram to feed ini­tia­tive

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Shang­hai Jiao Tong Univer­sity has launched a mas­ter’s pro­gram in en­gi­neer­ing for in­ter­na­tional stu­dents that aims to cul­ti­vate high-level tal­ent in the field of nav­i­ga­tion and re­mote sens­ing. The pro­gram, which will start in Septem­ber, will serve the Belt and Road Ini­tia­tive, with en­roll­ment mainly tar­get­ing stu­dents from coun­tries along the Silk Road Eco­nomic Belt and the 21st Cen­tury Mar­itime Silk Road. Satel­lite nav­i­ga­tion and re­mote sens­ing are key tech­nol­ogy projects that China has been ac­tively pro­mot­ing and de­vel­op­ing. Bei Dou, for ex­am­ple, the coun­try’s satel­lite nav­i­ga­tion sys­tem, al­ready cov­ers coun­tries in­volved in the ini­tia­tive.

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