Digital B&R Double Hundred University Cooperation Program (DHUCP) begins in Pakistan - ECOSF welcomes the Chairman of DHUCP International Advisory Board

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ECOSF hosted the 1st Brainstorming and Consultation Session on “Digital B&R Double Hundred University Cooperation Program (DHUCP)” and hosted the Chinese Delegation in Pakistan led by Prof. Shi Zhumei. Prof. Shi. the Fellow of Academy of Engineering and Technology of the Developing World (AETDEW) and the DHUCP Expert, Executive Member, Chinese Association for International Exchange Fujiang along with Mr. Liu Bo, Director Quality of Sugon Ruiyi Education Cooperation Centre, Shenzen (SRECC) visited Pakistan from February 27- March 4, 2019.  During this first exploratory visit to Pakistan, Chinese delegates along with President ECOSF Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro and ECOSF Coordinator for DHUCP Engr. Khalil Raza held consultative meetings with number of high officials and the leaders of the Member Universities of DHUCP as well as some higher authorities from Pakistan.

DHUCP is aimed at selecting 100 colleges or universities throughout B&R Countries and connecting them with counterpart 100 universities in China for establishing the Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Application Innovation Centers to provide scientific research support with particular focus on key emerging technologies such as ICTs, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and key national industry applications.

This program has been launched with strategic vision that there is a need for massive technical capacity building and infrastructure development for the participating countries in the One Belt One Road (OBOR). Thus, Academy of Engineering and Technology of the Developing World (AETDEW) and Sugon Ruiyi Technology Company of China supported by the Ministry of Education of China, in collaboration with ECOSF and ISTIC Malaysia launched the “Double Hundred Universities Cooperation Program (DHUCP)" under the Belt and Road initiative of People’s Republic of China in 2018.

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