Goals & Key Strategies

1.  Excellence in Teaching & Research;

• Capacity Building
Offering of post graduate programmes in Space Technology and allied fields :
• Capacity building of engineering postgraduates in the highly specialised technical field of space technology;
• Capacity building of technologists in satellite technology;
• Capacity building of skilled professionals and end users in satellite technology applications;

Post Graduate programs (PG Diploma, BHons, Masters, PHD) 
• Satellite Applications
• Satellite Engineering and Technology
• Satellite Communication
• Space Science

Continuous Professional Development, and Research

 • Research 
Research on projects related to Space technology and allied fields:
• Improve research output; research presentations; staff qualification profile
• Developing and Launching  of a Namibian CUBESAT;
• Qualified and skilled participation in the international projects in Namibia
• Square Kilometre Array (SKA) in Africa ,Cherenkov Telescopic Array (CTA) and H.E.S.S.

  • Services  
Mobile planetarium for outreach activity
• Planning and developing a Namibian earth science observation center;
• Planning and developing a Namibian Earth Observation center;
• Planning and developing a Namibian Meteorology center;
• Planning and developing a Namibian planetarium;

 

2. Developing cooperative network in satellite technology and applications;

 • Enhance and strengthen collaborative relationship with stakeholders 
Service
• Play a strategic  role in Namibian Space policy and regulations framework;
• Assisting in planning and developing a Namibian Earth Observation Centre;
• Assisting in planning and developing a Namibian Meteorology centre;
• Planning and developing a Nano satellite tracking  ground station

Strong Stakeholders Engagement
• Interaction through research in the field of space technology and allied
• Organize open seminars to industry & government
• Outreaches to high schools

 

3. Sustainability

 Sustainability of NIST 
• Promote staff development programme
• Recruit senior academics
• Acquire research equipment
• Outreach activities in Namibia
• Sustainability of the program by initiating a satellite industry in Namibia