University program to feed initiative
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.