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The Status of University-Industry Collaboration Participating in the People-to-People and Cultural Exchanges in Engineering Technology Among the Belt and Road Initiative Participants

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2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access

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Virtual On line

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June 22, 2020

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June 22, 2020

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June 26, 2021

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College Industry Partnerships Division Technical Session 3

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College Industry Partnerships

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Diversity

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10

DOI

10.18260/1-2--35375

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https://peer.asee.org/35375

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Wei Yao Zhejiang University

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School of Public Affairs

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Shunshun Hu Zhejiang University

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Hu Shunshun is a PhD student in the School of Public Affair and the Institute of China’s Science, Technology and Education Policy at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China. He received a BA in Marketing from the Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine in 2015, and a MA in Educational Economic and Management from College of Public Administration, Nanjing agricultural University, China, in 2018. He is currently interested in higher engineering education, engineering education policy, and emerging engineering education.

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Zhaowei Chu Zhejiang University

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Chu Zhaowei, Ph.D student at ZheJiang University,China,Master of Education,
Bachelor of Engineering,Research interest:Engineering Education;Systematic innovation.

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Bifeng Zhang Zhejiang University

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Bifeng ZHANG is a PhD student at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China. He received his BE degree from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications and MBA degree from Zhejiang University. His research focuses on engineering education and systematic innovation.

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Abstract

People-to-people and cultural exchanges in engineering technology (PCEE) allow the exchange of thoughts and values. It is very suitable for the Belt and Road Initiative (B&R) Participants to accelerate mutual understanding between people from China and B&R countries to reduce or eliminate thought gaps between the countries and ensure the smooth implementation of the engineering projects. Enterprises are the most important entities for promoting the construction of B&R, and they are the most direct beneficiaries of PCEE. However, the support of colleges and universities is needed in the enterprises participating in the PCEE of B&R. Therefore, the focus of this study is the status of university-industry collaboration to participant in the people-to-people and cultural exchanges in engineering technology among the belt and road initiative participants. It reveals that substantial participation by key enterprises in the Belt and Road Initiative has been achieved through the employees mutually exchange from Chinese and foreign, the cultural exchange and the implementation of public welfare activities which supported by Chinese university. However, there are still problems such as the failure to form a regular and sustainable exchange mechanism for people-to-people and cultural exchanges in the engineering technology field, and the failure of the exchanges to effectively interact among university-industry’ platforms as well as universities are weak in helping enterprises to promote Chinese engineering standards. Therefore, we propose a bilateral and multilateral mixed exchange mechanism with government-led and multi-agents’ participation, integrating platform resources among university-industry, strengthening the promotion of China’s engineering standards, and improving and studying China’s engineering standards.

Keywords: Belt and Road; people-to-people and cultural exchanges; engineering science and technology; university-industry

Yao, W., & Hu, S., & Chu, Z., & Zhang, B. (2020, June), The Status of University-Industry Collaboration Participating in the People-to-People and Cultural Exchanges in Engineering Technology Among the Belt and Road Initiative Participants Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--35375

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