A joint scientific delegation from the College of Science at the United Arab Emirates University, UAEU, and the Centre for Astrophysical Research and Technologies at the University of New Mexico, UNM, discussed ways of scientific and research cooperation with the UAE Space Agency.
The visit falls under the framework of the UAEU’s strategic direction to promote its role in producing advanced knowledge and science through scientific research and serve the community at both national and international levels.
The delegation, which visited the headquarters of the UAE Space Agency in Abu Dhabi last week, was led by Dr. Ahmed Murad, Dean of the College of Science at UAEU, and Associate Professor Gregory Taylor, Director of the Centre for Astrophysical Research and Technologies at UNM, and included other members of their accompanying delegation.
During the visit the delegation reviewed the major scientific research studies conducted by the College of Science at UAEU pertaining to space sciences.
Dr. Murad said that the visit aimed to establish international partnerships in the field of space science, to promote the UAE’s position in this area through joint scientific research with international research centers by enhancing the academic level of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and space research, as well as seeking the assistance of graduates to work in the space sector, and hiring qualified national human resources in this field, by providing high level services through the UAEU.