The organisation NAROM – partly supported by the Norwegian Government – was formed in 2000 and organises a lot of space eduction activities to ensure recruiting, promote appreciation for the benefits of space activities, and to stimulate the interest for science in general.
Most countries in the western world strive to motivate young people to choose natural science and technical studies. A lack of highly educated employers can become a problem if the western countries intend to maintain a leading role in the technical development. The field of space research and space utilisation is not an exception. Norway and Canada intend to be in the forefront, thus they have invested resources in a program to motivate young students to seek a career within the space research field – the CaNoRock program.
The Erasmus Mundus programme in the field of higher education promotes the European Union as a centre of excellence in learning around the world and supports the European top-quality Masters Courses.
Since January 2002, approximately 80 students from the Norwegian University of Technology and Science (NTNU), Narvik University College (HiN) and the Agricultural University of Norway (NLH) have participated in the design and conception of the first Norwegian student satellite.
A dream come true: Of all the students working in space related fields at their home universities, who has not dreamt of an opportunity to work with the European Space Agency?
The International Space University (ISU) provides graduate-level training to the future leaders of the emerging global space community at its Central Campus in Strasbourg, France…
– the European space capital – among the foremost in space related education.
A new policy for education activities at the European Space Agency.
After the initial case study, the team started working with the ADCS for the ESMO mission. At that time the ESMO ADCS team was the ﬁrst and only ESMO team who also had some insight into the SSETI Association.
In late 2002 three students, from what was then the Department of Space Physics at Umeå University in Kiruna, took on the task to develop and build a narrow angle camera for the European Student Earth Orbiter.