Two universities now offer masters degree in space science

Two universities in the United Arab Emirates have introduced a masters programme in space sciences to cater to an increasing number of students interested in pursuing a degree in the field, writes Sarwat Nasir for The National.

The University of Sharjah and the UAE University in Al Ain have, this academic year, welcomed their first batch of students for the course. Academics said the Middle East’s thriving space industry was inspiring young people to follow a career path in disciplines such as space science, engineering and astronomy.

In 2018, there were 32 students enrolled in applied physics. This year, there are more than 50. The numbers are still low compared to international figures, but are gradually increasing each year.
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