Plaque Unveiling for Northwest University Archaeological Center of Silk Road
Published:2018-01-09
 

On Jan 5, a plaque unveiling ceremony was held for the Northwest University Archaeological Center of Silk Road. Guided and assisted by Shaanxi Provincial Bureau of Cultural Heritage, Shaanxi Provincial Department of Education, Northwest University and other member units of the Advisory Board, the center strives to make breakthroughs in the study on major academic topics and fields of countries and regions along the Belt and Road, and to have more influence in the international arena for archaeological and heritage research of Silk Road.

The center will gradually extend the scope, field and topic of the archaeological and heritage research and work, focusing on the evaluation of influence on cultural relics by economic projects, rescue and protection of cultural relics, in order to become the international authoritative body of cultural relic influence evaluation along the Belt and Road; it also receives overseas students from countries and regions along the Belt and Road to have postgraduate education, who are to be made the high-level talent that can play important part in the archaeological and heritage research and work in the “Belt and Road Initiative” and Silk Road.

The center will also have an in-depth research on the history of exchanges via the Silk Road between ancient civilization in the East and the West, revealing the historical and contemporary values of cultural relics of Silk Road, promoting the joint application work of cultures of Silk Road for the United Nations World Heritage, and offering scientific evidences and experience for the implementation of the “Belt and Road”.

Guo Lihong, President of Northwest University, said that based on the historical and discipline advantages and the deepened work of archaeological work and research of Silk Road, Northwest University will provide a platform of talent cultivation and academic exchange for the archaeological research, cultural exchange, scientific cooperation and social progress of countries along the Belt and Road, and make active contribution to the efforts of Shaanxi Province and Central Asian countries in long term cooperation, everlasting development and co-building the starting point of Silk Road Economic Belt.

[Source:Xi’an Daily]