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UNESCO to set up global knowledge centre in Beijing

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Beijing: The UN today set up a global technology and knowledge centre in the Chinese capital that will assemble digital resources relating to engineering sciences and technologies.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has started the International Knowledge Centre for Engineering Sciences and Technology (IKCEST) here.

The centre 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, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.