Eight universities sign link with UAE Space Agency

Academics have welcomed an agreement between the UAE Space Agency and eight universities to develop manpower for the country’s space industry, writes Melanie Swan for The National.

As part of the agreement between University of Sharjah, Zayed University, the American University of Sharjah, Khalifa University, American University of Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates University, New York University Abu Dhabi, and the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, research centres will be developed alongside educational programmes.

Dr Ahmad Bani Younes, founder of the SPACE centre at Khalifa University, said the agreement will be a big boost for the sector. "If you look at the way the UAE’s space centre has been promoted you will see the need for manpower to support its development. Building relationships with universities and curriculums will get students ready for space development. There are also faculty [staff] interested in doing research.”
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