Mission: space. Young researchers from all over the world gather at the UPC with top experts in the sector

Sixty young researchers from all over the world will receive training from some 30 experts from academia, industry and space agencies within the framework of the Young Professionals in Space programme, which took place from 17 to 21 July at the Barcelona School of Telecommunications Engineering (ETSETB) on the North Campus of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). In parallel to the programme, a group of 25 boys and girls aged 10 to 13 experimented with water rockets in a workshop held in different areas of the campus on July 19.

Jul 20, 2018

Since the beginning of the space race, missions have been carried out by only a small number of space agencies. However, access to the latest knowledge and technologies has recently put space activities within the reach of a growing number of organisations, ranging from companies (large and small), to research centres and universities all over the world, which together constitute an expanding economic sector.

From 17 to 21 July some 60 young researchers from Germany, Austria, Korea, the United Arab Emirates, Spain, the United States, France, Greece, Hungary, Palestine, the United Kingdom, Sweden and China participated in a new edition of Young Professionals in Space (YPInSpace) in the Àgora room of the UPC’s North Campus.

This edition of the programme was organised by the UPC's María de Maeztu CommSensLab Unit of the UPC, together with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the largest international association of engineers. The young professionals (final-year students and recent graduates) complemented their education in space studies accompanied by a panel of 30 professionals working in academia, industry and government agencies from Germany, Denmark, Spain, the United States, Holland, India and the United Kingdom.