ESA joins the Universeh inaugural conference to address the Future of Work in the space sector [Oct/2021]
October 2021 ESA
participated to the inaugural event of the European Space University for Earth
and Humanity (UNIVERSEH).
Naja, ESA’s Acting Director for Commercialisation, Industry and Procurement gave
a keynote speech on ESA’s vision of the future. Charlotte Mathieu, Head of the
Industrial Policy and Economic
Analysis Section participated in two roundtables on the future skills that will
be needed in the space sector and presented the results of a recent work
conducted by ESA with the European space industry on :
- The evolution of the space sector in the coming decade;
- The new skills and competences needed by the space sector to remain competitive; and,
- How to ensure that the space sector keep on attracting the best and right talents.
Roundtable on the future of
work at the UNIVERSEH inaugural event
UNIVERSEH is an alliance of:
- University Fédérale de Toulouse (France);
- University of Luxembourg (Luxembourg);
- Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf (Germany);
- Luleå tekniska universitet (Sweden);
- AGH University of Science and Technology (Poland).
The alliance focuses on the
development of educational activities and innovative collaborations in the
European space sector. Reflecting European values, UNIVERSEH’s objectives are
to facilitate mobility and multilingualism, promote student inclusion and
diversity, support interdisciplinary programmes, and strengthen pedagogical
innovation and entrepreneurship in Europe. UNIVERSEH encourages the thematic
mobility of students and teachers, promotes cooperation between higher
education institutions and facilitates interaction on issues common to the
European education systems. The alliance draws on its expertise, experience and
relations with industry and public institutions in the space sector.
UNIVERSEH was created in 2020 as part of the Erasmus+ “European Universities”
initiative of the European Commission. Together, partners have the potential to
reach more than 140,000 students, researchers and staff.
cooperation is supported by a wide range of partners, such as students’
associations, space agencies (including ESA), industrial and private partners
and public bodies.
More information and videos of the round tables
can be found on UNIVERSEH website.