In 2010, SES entered into a multi-year partnership with the University of Luxembourg (www.uni.lu). SES committed to support the university’s efforts to develop a centre of excellence and innovation for advanced information and communications technology in satellite systems, by co-operating with the university’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust, and by financing a chair in satellite, telecommunications and media law.
SES finances a scholarship programme with the International Space University (ISU) in Strasbourg, France, supporting students of advanced space applications. SES also supports an executive MBA programme at the International Institute of Space Commerce (IISC) based in the Isle of Man. The IISC is an off-shoot of the ISU, and the programme benefits students from the Isle of Man. Furthermore, SES supports the scholarship programme of the ‘Society of Satellite Professionals International’ (SSPI), a U.S.-based non-profit organisation focusing on the skills and career development of satellite industry professionals worldwide.
Biotech and space
My internship at SES during the summer of 2010 was an incredible experience. SES provided me a platform to apply my knowledge of biotechnology and space matters to a combined project which helped me learn so much about space applications. I enjoyed freedom to think and work on new applications; the team was so kind and helpful and provided me with technical assistance and moral support and made my stay in the company productive and full of fun. I hope that SES will continue to support students for their education and future endeavours - this is highly encouraging for young graduates like me.
ISU intern at SES in 2010
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SES is a regular sponsor of the St. Gallen Symposium, an academic and networking event for representatives of business, politics, and students at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. SES is a member of the IDATE Foundation, based in Montpellier, France, which provides assistance in strategic decision-making to the telecommunications, internet and media industries.
SES is also a member of the International Astronautical Federation, a global organisation that promotes awareness of space activities worldwide.
Through the SES WORLD SKIES division, SES donated educational material to a school in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.