Reinforcing aerospace cooperation
Airbus Defence and Space (ADS) and the Namibian University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) signed a Letter of Intent on February 16th, 2017, which galvanizes a long-standing cooperation supported all along by the French embassy.
This partnership aims at creating a Virtual Space Data Center in Namibia and at promoting scientific cooperation as well as training in the aerospace field. ADS will bring the necessary technical assistance and will contribute to developing the academic performances of the Namibian Institute of Sciences and Technology (NIST), headed by Mrs Smita Francis (NUST).
- NUST’s Vice Chancellor, Mr Tjama Tjivikua (left), and Airbus Defence and Space’s Managing Director, M. Jean-Marc Nasr (right), signing the Letter of Intent.
The signature of the Letter of Intent by NUST’s Vice Chancellor, Mr Tjama Tjivikua, and by ADS’ Managing Director, M. Jean-Marc Nasr, took place in the presence of H.E. Jacqueline Bassa-Mazzoni, Ambassador of France to Namibia, and her Spanish and German counterparts, respectively H.E. Concepción Figuerola Santos and H.E. Christian Matthias Schlaga, representing the three main shareholding countries of the Airbus Group. They insisted on the European dimension of this partnership, which also embodies the cooperation between the private sector and Namibian universities.