The UAE Space Agency welcomed an official delegation from the European Space Agency education team at its headquarters in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi this week to discuss prospects for future collaboration in various space education and public awareness activities.
The visit centered on the examination and discussion of several proposals to promote collaboration and the exchange of expertise within the space education field. These include organising joint events to encourage young generations and students to study scientific subjects and pursue careers in the space sector, as well as hosting joint programs to raise awareness and enhance knowledge about the space sector.
The education team at the UAE Space Agency also shared the results of its activities and the significant achievements of the Agency’s educational programmes.
Speaking about the visit, HE Mohammed Nasser Al Ahbabi, Director General of the UAE Space Agency, said: “The visit of the ESA delegation falls in line with our efforts to promote collaboration with various international space entities, with the aim of exchanging knowledge and expertise and encouraging youth to enter the space sector and contribute to its growth. It also supports our efforts to achieve our strategic objectives which include building a future generation of qualified Emirati astronauts and space scientists.”
“The UAE Space Agency is continuously working to establish a solid educational and scientific foundation for the national space sector. We strive, through our educational programmes, to prepare, develop and qualify talented Emiratis to work within the national space sector. Our programs have also succeeded in inspiring Emirati students to obtain academic degrees focussed on space science, as well as supporting young talent and providing them with the tools to develop their skills and contribute to the UAE’s rapidly growing space industry,” HE Mohammed Nasser Al Ahbabi added.