The Saudi Space Commission has virtually signed an executive program with the US University of Arizona (UA) to exchange space-interested students, university staff, administrative personnel, and researchers.
According to the agreement, which was signed by the Director for International Relations Abdulaziz Al-Ghurayeb of the Saudi side and Brent White, Vice Provost for Global Affairs and Dean of Global Locations of the UA, on behalf of his organization, the program encourages enrolling Saudi students to high-level space-related studies, short-summer programs in the field of space sciences and engineering, and creating research opportunities among Saudi students and their counterparts in the UA.
The Saudi Space Commission (SSC) was established by the royal order in December 2018. This bold step serves a future that is innovative and looks forward to the latest technologies and opportunities in the Saudi Space Industry.
With the Kingdom moving towards a progressive quality of life, SSC demonstrates the aligned vision of creating better, secure environments for its citizens while actively enabling prospects of lucrative economic and monetary inventions.
The Saudi Space Commission (SSC) has strategized to create primary objectives that serve national security interests against space related risks and encourage cumulative growth and advancement.
The University of Arizona, a land-grant university with two independently accredited medical schools, is one of the U.S. top public universities, according to U.S. News & World Report. Established in 1885, the UA is widely recognized as a student-centric university and has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education.
The UA ranked in the top 25 in 2018 in research expenditures among all public universities, according to the National Science Foundation, and is a leading Research 1 institution with $687 million in annual research expenditures. The UA advances the frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurial partnerships as a member of the Association of American Universities, the 62 leading public and private research universities in the U.S. It benefits the state with an estimated economic impact of $4.1 billion annually.