Beijing, 23rd August 2017 (BISTU)--- The first class for training candidates of international civil servants commences at Beihang University on August 21st, 2017. The opening ceremony is attended by BISTU Vice President Chen Gang, BISTU professor Academician Wu Jisong (Foreign Associate of Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences) and management staff of School of Foreign Studies and Human Resources Office.
The training is hosted by Sino-French Engineer School of Beihang University and co-hosted by BISTU. It is mainly about teaching students the principles, concepts and actions of climate change, ecological recovery, environment pollution, food safety, knowledge economy, circular economy, and modern engineering. Also it covers practical skills and experiences in job interview of international organizations. It aims at arming bilingually-capable students with systematic knowledge of international organizations including the United Nations so as to lay a solid foundation for becoming international civil servants in the future.
Academician Wu Jisong has worked for UNESCO. He points out that it is crucially important for China’s enhancement of international influence to training more international civil servants. Currently China has 19% of world population and pays 7.9% of the UN membership dues. However, on about 1% of UN officials and staff members are Chinese nationals. Dean Hong Guanxin of Sino-French Engineer School of Beihang University says that as China’s GDP and GDP per capita grows, it is necessary to meet the demand of training a quality reserve team of international civil servants.
Chen Gang expresses that BISTU will also prepare for the training of reserve talents for international civil servants. A multiple forms of training, including optional modules or seminars, will be organized at BISTU for students to familiarize with knowledge and experiences of international organizations. BISTU aims at not only training students in applying for international civil servants but also educating student with international horizon.