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CST launches the “Madarik” program to enable national capabilities in scientific tracks in space sector

The Communications, Space and Technology Commission (CST) has launched “Madarik” Program which aims to develop national cadres, build a sustainable future, and leverage from global experts to create diverse career paths in the Space sector. In addition to building a foundation in Space Science, in which participants will start a new learning journey and enhance their skills in Space sector.

In addition, CST announced that the program will be launched in partnership with the International Space University of France, Georgia Institute of Technology, Thunderbird School of Global Management, BAE Systems, and Al-Yamamah University as education partners. The courses will be conducted in Riyadh, Jeddah, and virtually across Saudi Arabia.

Participants can choose from three specialized tracks which are; the Space Business that provides a comprehensive knowledge of the Space economy, and develops the necessary skills that ensure the success of Space projects, the Space Software and Data track introduces the necessary sources of Software and Data, to implement Space related missions and Satellites applications, while the Space Engineering track explores Space Engineering majors, and highlights design, maintenance and control of Spacecraft.

The Space Business track targets fresh graduates and experienced professionals in Strategy, Business Administration, Economy, and Law. While the Space Software and Data track attracts fresh graduates and professionals in Computer Science, Data Science, and Cybersecurity. The Space Engineering track focuses on fresh graduates and professionals in Engineering majors.

CST invites whoever is interested in joining the “Madarik” Program to consider the admissions requirements, which include: applicants must be Saudi nationality, applicants must have at least a bachelor degree in related fields, proficient in English speaking and writing, and must fulfill all the registration requirements. Noting that applicants must be able to attend the program on the selected time and date from 5 May to 15 Aug 2024. For registration, please use the link below: