On the morning of September 19, 2018, XJTU held the 4th Silk Road International Autumn Symposium for Distinguished Young Scholars. One hundred and fifty-two distinguished young scholars from 21 countries and regions, including the United States, Britain, Germany, and Japan participated in the conference, exchanging ideas about XJTU's development.
In the afternoon, at the nearly completed construction site, all of the scholars visited the Western China Science & Technology Innovation Harbor. On September 20-22, 2018, parallel sessions of the Symposium were held by different schools/departments. All participants exchanged ideas with school/department leaders, discipline leaders and professors, learning more about the current situation of each school and holding discussions on discipline development.