GUANGZHOU, Nov 18 (INP): Five teams belonging to different universities of Pakistan participated in the 6th China International College Students’ “Internet+” Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition held in Guangzhou, Guangdong province.
According to details, the competition has attracted more than 6 million participants from 4,186 colleges in 117 countries including five Pakistani teams from University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, NED University of Engineering and Technology, University of the Punjab, Peshawar University of Engineering and Technology, creating about 1.5 million projects, providing a banquet for worldwide students to realize their dreams of innovation and entrepreneurship.
This year’s competition aims to be “more international”, as 1158 universities from 113 countries and regions have taken part in, compared to only 17 teams from 9 countries in 2017. There are 111 international teams in the Final, among which 49 are from Europe, 23 Asia, 21 America, 13 Africa and 5 Oceania. More than half of the world’s top 100 universities have signed up for the competition, including University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Harvard University, Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Technical University of Munich, Moscow Bauman State Technical University, which significantly boost the quality of the competition.
More importantly, what changes is not only the number, but also the fact that an increasing number of overseas students have a deeper understanding of the competition with a better stage provided. For instance, participants from University of Oxford have invented a robot operating system, “RoboX Operating System” to resolve the existing problem of mobile robot control system and make the robot more intelligent as what we can see in the movie I, Robot.
In face of education, we involve ourselves into poverty alleviation.
In August, 2017, President Xi has written back to students enrolled in the Youth Red Dream-Building Journey, encouraging them to improve their intelligence and strengthen their will based on China’s practical situations.
It is the project that has given a chance to more than 3 million students to inherit the red gene, understand the national condition, promote rural vitalization and enroll in targeted poverty alleviation in old revolutionary areas as well as rural areas in the past four years.
As a key move to win the battle against poverty from the perspective of education, it focuses on the actual demands of 52 counties which haven’t been removed from the poverty list this year. Therefore, students are encouraged to devote themselves into achieving the first centenary goal by helping people living in counties sell goods through livestreaming.