Information for Students

This page lists all information of relevance to students, including on the Regional Centres for Space Science and Technology Education, fellowships and internships within the Office.

Space law resources

Space law can be described as the body of law governing space-related activities. Space law, much like general international law, comprises a variety of international agreements, treaties, conventions, and United Nations General Assembly resolutions as well as rules and regulations of international organisations. On our website, you can find information on  Space Law including Treaties & Principles, General Assembly Resolutions, the Space Object Register, Capacity Building in space law, National Space Law Collection and the Legal Subcommittee.

Fellowships

Through its Programme on Space Applications, UNOOSA offers Fellowship Programmes for capacity building in educational institutes throughout the world. These fellowships cover such topics as Nanosatellite Technologies and Microgravity. Current opportunities and further information can be found in the links provided.  The  Access to Space 4 All Initiative  also offers fellowships for researchers in areas such as   microgravity.    

Regional Centres

UNOOSA's Programme on Space Applications works with local partners to establish Regional Centres for Space Science and Technology Education at existing research and higher education institutions all over the world. The centres develop the skills and knowledge of university educators and scientists through rigorous theory, research, applications, field exercises, and pilot projects in those aspects of space science and technology that can most contribute to sustainable development.

Curricula

To ensure a common standard of teaching at the  Regional Centres for Space Science and Technology Education   education curricula have been developed in the major fields of space application and in space law.

Competitions

In 2019, UNOOSA  launched the Space4Youth  competition, that asked young people all over the world their ideas on leveraging space for sustainable development. In the Space4Youth page, you can find all information about past editions of the competition, and   information on how to apply to future editions.   

In 2018, the Peace and Cooperation School Award "Galaxy of Peace: Space, common heritage of humanity" invited young people from around the world to submit artworks that show how space benefits everyone.

Space4Youth and Space4Women stories

Young people starting their career in the space sector  are invited to share their story, experience and tips through our Space4Youth stories  series. You can find existing stories and submit your own here.   

On our Space4Women website , we collect stories of inclusiveness in the space sector, focusing on gender parity, to inspire girls and women all over the world to contribute  their talents to the space sector.  You can reach out to submit your stories through the  contact form.    

UNOOSA Internships

UNOOSA offers internships on many different aspects of our work. We value the work of interns and look for the highest calibre of applicant whilst also providing space for their own personal interests and growth. Our offices in Vienna, Bonn, and Beijing regularly post job openings for internship opportunities in the United Nations recruitment system. See all vacancies here.

Topics

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UN and Space

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