UAE’s NSSTC explores research & educational cooperation with NASA delegation

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Desk Reporter
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The National Space Science and Technology Centre (NSSTC) at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) has discussed ways of research and educational cooperation in the space field with the delegation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Prof. Ahmed Murad, Associate Provost for Research, and a number of NSSTC administrators and engineers received the NASA delegation.

During the meeting, UAEU briefed on its history and mission, educational and research infrastructure, research institutes, current research and development activities, and the most important projects that the center is working on in space exploration.

Prof. Murad stressed that “the UAE University, through the National Space Science and Technology Centre, has reached an advanced position in the field of space science and aspires to achieve more advances, through joint cooperation between the world’s leading institutions in this field, to exchange scientific and technical expertise on the latest developments.”

The Professor also pointed out that “the center contributes to strengthening the role of the UAE University as an academic research body that supports the UAE strategic plans in the field of space science and technology to become one of the most important space centers in the region.”

The center is currently working on research and development in areas of national priority through excellence in space sciences and leadership in space engineering and technology, providing innovative solutions to related challenges.

“Further, it contributes to the national economy and sustainable development, preparing qualified generations and developing space programs and building strategic partnerships in the space field,” according to the statement.

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