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ISU and ICESCO Collaborate to Establish a New Chair in Space Engineering and Space Sciences at ISU

The International Space University (ISU) and the Islamic World Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) signed an agreement on Friday 15 December 2023 to establish an ICESCO Chair at ISU dedicated to space engineering and space sciences.

This collaboration between ISU and ICESCO marks a significant step forward in the realm of space education.

Prof. Nicolas Peter, President of the International Space University, expressed his enthusiasm about this initiative, stating:

” This partnership with ICESCO, which is cooperating with  54 Member States, will provide unparalleled opportunities for students in  around the world to engage in ISU activities and advanced studies and research projects in the field of space engineering and sciences.”

The Chair will be instrumental in fostering international collaboration and knowledge-sharing within the global space community.

Dr. Salem Al-Malik, Director-General of ICESCO, emphasized the importance of this collaboration, stating:

“Our partnership with ISU is a testament to our commitment to advancing space-related education and research in the Islamic world and beyond. This Chair will serve as a platform for nurturing talent and promoting innovation in space technology.”

The ISESCO Chair held by ISU’s Dr. Tejumola Taiwo will serve as a hub for cutting-edge research and educational programs in space engineering and space sciences:

“It is with immense gratitude and high sense of responsibility for me to accept the ICESCO Professorial Chair of Space Engineering and Space Science at the International Space University. I am deeply committed to leveraging this platform to inspire the next generation of aspiring engineers and scientists globally with special focus on young people from developing countries where talent is abundant but opportunities are very scarce”.

This partnership between ISU and ICESCO promises to be a beacon of inspiration and knowledge in the field of space engineering and sciences, offering exciting prospects for the workforce and future leaders of the space sector.

Stay tuned for updates on the exciting developments emerging from this collaboration.