On 29 May 2012 the Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education for Western Asia was inaugurated under the patronage of his majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein and the presence of the Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, Dr. Mazlan Othman, at the Royal Jordanian Geographic Centre (RJGC) in Amman, Jordan.
The new Centre is the fifth in a series of Regional Centres for Space Science and Technology Education established world-wide within existing national/regional institutions in developing countries in response to General Assembly resolution 45/72.
The Centres assist Member States in enhancing indigenous capabilities in different areas of space science and technology that have the potential to advance social and economic development. Each Centre provides in-depth education, research and application programmes for university educators, as well as research and application scientists with an initial emphasis on space-based remote sensing, satellite communications, satellite meteorology and space sciences. The Centres are affiliated to the United Nations through a Memorandum of Understanding with the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs.
In 2013 the Centre plans to offer its first courses:
For further information on the courses please contact Engr. Ibrahim Albaddawi, Director, Modern Application Departmet (RJGC), Deputy Director General (RCSSTE), Email: firstname.lastname@example.org