المركز الإقليمي لتدريس علوم و تكنولوجيا الفضاء لغرب أسيا / الأمم المتحدة

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The Regional Center for Space Science and Technology Education for Westren Asia / United Nations in Jordan, was officially opened under Royal patronage on Tuesday, 29 May 2012, It was  established on behalf of Westren Asia as one of  the seven regional centers in the world:

A brief history:

In 1990, the United Nations request from the Westren Asian States to show their desire to host the Regional Center, several regional States apply to this offer. Subsequently, the United Nations organized an assessment mission to those countries. After reviewed the report, the General Assembly of UN decided the following:   

  “Having reviewed the report of the committee mission and the commitments made by interested countries, Jordan was chosen as   the  hosting country of Regional Center for Space Science and Technology Education for Western Asia” In 2011, the Director of the Royal Jordanian Geographical Center, during his attendance at the 54th Session of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS), officially announced the acceptance of the Government of Jordan to host the Regional Center for Space Science and Technology Education for Westren Asia.

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Academic and Training Programs:

In collaboration with the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS) ,the Center offers a master  degree in many fields: remote sensing and geographic information systems. Satellite Communications….click here

The Center offers  short-term (3-month) and medium-term (6-month) long-term (9-month) training courses in all specialties of the Regional Center:
 Remote sensing and geographic information systems, satellite communications …..click here
 There are several training courses offered by the Center with the participation of trainees from various regional countries to raise their abilities and skills. . Academic programs In collaboration with Mu’tah University, the Center offers a master’ degree program in GIS and remote sensing (RS). 

The program began in October 2013 and consists of 4 semesters / 33 credit hours. Academic programs in cooperation with government institutions.

 The Regional Center signed the following memorandum of understanding with:

  1. The Hashemite University, which includes all forms of scientific and academic cooperation in the scientific specialties of the Center.
  2. Mu’tah University

In addition to Jordan, (the host country), the following countries of the region are members:

  • The Republic of Lebanon
  • The Syrian Republic
  • The Republic of Iraq
  • The Republic of Libya
  • Kuwait
  • The Egyptian Arabic Republic
  • Republic of Sudan
  • Republic of Yemen
  • Sultanate of Oman
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National Contributing Institutions:

  •  The Royal Jordanian Geographic Centre (RJGC).
  •  Al al-Bayt University (AABU).
  •  Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD).
  •  Mutah University.   
  •  Al-Balqa Applied University (BAU),  
  •  Higher Council for Science and Technology (HCST),
  •  University of Jordan (JU).
  • Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST).
  • Association of Arab Universities (AArU).
  •  Arab Union for Astronomy and Space Sciences (AUASS).
  • The World Islamic   Science & Education University (WISEU)