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European Space Agency Representatives Pay Visit To UoM

Representatives from the European Space Agency (ESA) and the

Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) recently paid a visit to the University of Malta, so as to inform itself of the University's skills, capacities and infrastructure with regards to space related research.

The visit forms part of a mission which the ESA is currently undertaking so as to understand the spectrum of space research being undertaken locally and

to assess Malta’s potential to increase investment in this field.

The ESA delegation were welcomed and guided by Professor Simon Fabri,

Pro-Rector for Research and Knowledge Transfer, who was accompanied by Dr Christian Bonnici, Director of Research Support Services Directorate and Andras Havasi, manager at the Knowledge Transfer Office.

Following a discussion on the University's commitment towards research and supporting innovation, the ESA representatives were shown the space related facilities which the University has to offer, as well as being shown the research which is currently taking place, and were also given an insight into work taking place which is related to space research.

Before the ESA delegation visited the University of Malta, researchers from the private and public sectors had the opportunity to showcase their space related research during an interactive workshop organised by MCST, during which their research ideas and projects were presented to those who were present.

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