Challenges and opportunities of UNISEC-Global

Rei Kawashima, Cho Mengu, Mohammed Khalil Ibrahim

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


The Global University Space Engineering Consortium (UNISEC-Global) has been established in November 2013 with "VISION 2020-100" that aims to create a world where university students can participate in practical space projects in more than 100 countries by the end of 2020. Recently, the number of universities and countries/regions are getting interested in participating in the UNISEC activities. In this paper, the background, vision, mission, structure, implementation, local chapter and status-quo of the UNISE-Global are introduced firstly, and then merits and difficulties in establishing local chapters are described, followed by discussion on challenges and opportunities of the UNISEC-Global.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication65th International Astronautical Congress 2014, IAC 2014
Subtitle of host publicationOur World Needs Space
PublisherInternational Astronautical Federation, IAF
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781634399869
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event65th International Astronautical Congress 2014: Our World Needs Space, IAC 2014 - Toronto, Canada
Duration: 2014 Sep 292014 Oct 3

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC
ISSN (Print)0074-1795


Conference65th International Astronautical Congress 2014: Our World Needs Space, IAC 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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