On November 24, a delegation of young officials from the Personnel Management Ministry of South Korea visited the UNESCO International Centre on Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage (HIST), which is supported by the Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (RADI), and acquired detailed knowledge of the operation and mechanisms of HIST.
The delegation first had a look at the Digital Earth science and digital world heritage platforms, the operation and management system for the remote sensing satellites, and the international organizations built with the support of RADI.
The two sides then had a meeting. HONG Tianhua, Executive Deputy Director and Secretary General of HIST, extended a warm welcome to the delegation and gave a detailed introduction to the establishment’s background, international cooperation projects, international training and academic exchanges, and the other activities of HIST. LIANG Dong, Acting Director of the International Cooperation Division, gave a complete introduction to RADI, including its development history, core competitiveness, research priorities and international cooperation projects. The head of the South Korean delegation gave a brief introduction to the young official training program of South Korea and the purpose of the visit. Lastly, participants from both sides exchanged views on such issues as the operation of HIST, and training for South Korean officials. Present at the meeting were WANG Changlin and CHEN Fang.
The Ministry of Personnel Management of South Korea recruits a number of young civil servants every year and gives them a pre-job training session before they go on duty. Among them, 360 Level-5 employees (equivalent to division chief in China) are sent abroad for training in policy-making in relevant countries. This time, a total of 27 officials in three groups are being sent to China. After the training, they will return to their posts in a variety of government departments in South Korea.
The Korean delegation meets at RADI to learn more about the UNESCO International Centre on Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage.
Group photo of the participants.