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First board of trustees meeting held at the Space Research Centre

Posted 4 January 2018 · Add Comment

The Space Research Centre Board of Trustees has held its first meeting at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) campus in Al Ain.

The meeting was chaired by Dr. Mohammed Nasser Al Ahbabi, Director General of the UAE Space Agency, and centred around discussions on the current and future plans for the Centre.

Board members also reviewed last year’s achievements and milestones, recent developments in the Centre’s initiatives and projects, as well as proposed future plans. They also discussed how best to enhance ongoing scientific research through projects and initiatives that also emphasize and benefit the UAE’s national space sector.

Dr. Mohammed Nasser Al Ahbabi, Director General of the UAE Space Agency, said: “The Space Research Centre will focus on supporting the scientific community and encouraging them to propose research projects. These projects will be designed to support the UAE’s efforts to explore space and contribute valuable knowledge to the international space science community.”

“The Centre is equipped with excellent facilities and capabilities, and it has access to the world-class infrastructure available at UAEU. The Centre also benefits from UAEU’s strong base of talented and motivated individuals, including its students, researchers, and scientists,” added H.E. Dr. Al Ahbabi.

UAEU Chancellor, Dr. Mohamed Albaili, said: “We are keen to support innovation and ambitious space sector projects. UAEU cooperates with leading entities in order to foster its research capacities and to develop future generations that can lead the UAE’s rapidly growing space sector.”

Omar Mohammed Al Mahmoud, ICT Fund CEO added: “The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) strives to build national scientific capabilities via our ICT Fund. We do this by funding scientific research centres and developing national human capital. These efforts fall within the framework of the UAE Vision 2021, as well as the objectives of the Fund when it comes to promoting the advancement of science and research.”

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