Since its establishment in 2014, the Centre has cultivated about one hundred (100) master’s students and PhD students for more than twenty (20) developing countries. In order to strengthen the relationship with graduates and offer them with better opportunities to learn about space technology application and service industry in China to promote further cooperation and communication in the future, in the night of June 29th 2018, the Centre, with International Alliance of Satellite Application Service, jointly held the 1st Graduation Reception for MASTA/DOCSTA Program. Representatives from more than ten (10) enterprises, such as International Alliance of Satellite Application Service (ASAS), China Low-carbon Urban Strategy Institute, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth of CAS, Industry Alliance for Remote Sensing Applications(CARSA), APSTAR(Beijing), Space View Technology Co., Ltd., Open Cosmos Ltd., China Space Economic Forum, China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, in aerospace industry, attended the reception. The reception was hosted by Mr. Weng Jingnong, Executive Director of the Centre, Dean of International School, Beihang University.
Ms. Wu Xiaomei, Secretary General of International Alliance of Satellite Application service, extended congratulation to all graduates and hoped them to use what they learnt in China for the benefit of their own countries. At the reception, ASAS built up relationship with participants to promote international cooperation in space technology. In addition, ASAS awarded “Local Liaison Officer of ASAS” to ten (10) participants.
Ms. Liu Yanghua, Technical Director of PIESAT Information Technology Co., Ltd. delivered a speech at the reception, on behalf of all enterprise representatives. She introduced the overall situation, products and application of the company, and hoped to work with participants of the Centre in space technology field.
Mr. Weng Jingnong, Executive Director of the Centre and Dean of International School, Beihang University, thanked ASAS and other aerospace enterprises for their great support to the Centre, and hoped all graduates could cherish their study experience in China and become the ambassadors of China and their home countries to promote cooperation in space technology applications.
The reception was successfully held with the support of ASAS and other more than ten (10) aerospace enterprises and institutions. The reception received high praise from graduates, which would have great impacts on exploring international talent cultivation, promoting alumni contact, strengthening industrial cooperation and expanding international cooperation in space technology development.