On September 14th, 2016, the ceremony of appointing the former Director of UNOOSA Sergio Camacho as Visiting Professor was held at the meeting room of the Law School, Beihang University. Those in attendance at the important ceremony were: Mr. Li Yue, Director of Civil-military Integration Promotion Department, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Du Hui from China National Space Administration, Mr. Huang Haijun, Vice President of Beihang University, Mr. Long Weiqiu, Dean of the Law School, Mr. Weng Jingnong, Executive Director of the Centre, Dean of International School, Mr. He Linshu, Chief Expert of the Centre, the faculty and students of the Law School, Beihang University, and the international graduates majoring in Space Law and Policy from the Centre. It was hosted by Ms. Huang Hui, Vice Dean of the Law School, Beihang University. Before the ceremony, Mr. Camacho gave an excellent report on the development course and hot spots on space law.
At the ceremony, Mr. Huang Haijun, Vice President of Beihang University, extended a warm welcome to Mr. Camacho and appointed him as a Visiting Professor. He also expressed his gratitude to Mr. Camacho for his contribution in international coordination and the promotion of peaceful use of space technology once as Director of UNOOSA, as well as his contribution for the establishment of RCSSTEAP and Space Law Policy. He said that Beihang University would continue to promote the development of RCSSTEAP with high level and international talents in space law and policy based on its outstanding academic strengths and international education background. Mr. Camacho thanked Mr. Huang Haijun and expressed his hope to make a positive contribution to the development of international space law talents.
In this fall semester, 60 candidates have been offered admission by the Centre in RS&GIS, GNSS, Space Law and Policy, including 46 master’s candidates and 14 doctoral candidates. The first class of Space Law and Policy totals 14 participants mainly recommended by APSCO, UN-Regional Centres and space-related organizations and departments. They will also be the backup candidates for the representatives of different countries in the sessions of UNCOPUOS.