UK Space Agency International Partnership Programme (IPP) Scholarships

UK Space Agency International Partnership Programme (IPP) Scholarships for Doctoral studies at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland

 

The IPP is a programme run by the UK Space Agency that focuses strongly on using the UK space sector’s research and innovation strengths to deliver a sustainable economic or societal benefit to emerging and developing economies around the world. The IPP seeks to use space solutions to make a positive and practical impact on the lives of those living in emerging and developing economies through partnerships with end users in the target countries to increase their capacity to respond to specific challenges. “FireSat” is a joint project funded under the IPP. The project lead is Clyde Space, and the academic partnering institutions are Strathclyde University (Glasgow), Cape Peninsula University (Cape Town), Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), and the Technical University of Kenya (TUK).

Under the FireSat IPP Project, scholarship are available to eligible candidates for full-time studies at the University of Strathclyde in the field of aerospace engineering.

 

Eligibility
Candidates must:

  • have a Master’s degree in Engineering, preferably in the disciplines of Electrical, Mechanical, Mechatronics or Aerospace engineering
  • be available for full-time studies in Glasgow, Scotland, for the full duration of the scholarship of 3 years
  • be available to commence studies no later than January 2019

 

The call for applications and application form are linked below:

FireSat Doctoral Scholarships Call November 2018

FireSat Doctoral Scholarships Application Form

 

 

 

 

2017: F’SATI celebrates new MSc graduates

 

On July 20 th 2017, F’SATI proudly graduated 6 new MSc students from the CPUT Satellite Programme.

 

   

 

 

The inaugurated graduates were:

  • Ms Cassandra Daviane Nsumbu
  • Lwabanji Tony Lumbwe
  • Ms Fenni Magano Tweetheni Shidhika
  • Mr Gutembert Nganpet Nzeugaing
  • Mr Nganyang Paul Bayendang
  • Mr Etnard Wynand Louw
  • Mr Motlokwe Maleka (in absentia)

 

The assembly was also graced by a special visitor Mr Olivier Buchbinder the Ambassador for Cooperation and Cultural Affairs at the French Consul General in Cape Town.

Autumn graduation 2016 and our 1st Doctorate!

At the Autumn Graduation ceremony, 7 students in the CPUT Satellite Programme graduated.  We are also very proud of our first Doctorate, Dr Ifriky Tadadjeu-Sokeng.

  • Kananelo Mafata (NDipl MEng)
  • Nadine de Lille (NDipl Mech Eng)
  • Erian Barnard (NDipl Elec Eng)
  • Maahir Rahman (BTech Elec Eng)
  • Ben Dixon (MTech Elec Eng)
  • Khader Mananga (MTech Elec Eng)
  • Ifriky Tadadjeu-Sokeng (DTech Elec Eng)

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New graduates! (from left) Maahir Rahman, Prof Robert van Zyl, Dr Ifriky Tadadjeu-Sokeng, Prof Malik Maaza (iThemba LABS), Ben Dixon.

 

F’SATI hosts 3rd IACW

F’SATI and the University of Stellenbosch co-hosted the 3rd International African CubeSat Workshop from 24 to 26 February 2016 at Erinvale Hotel and Spa. The theme of the workshop was Cubes for Africa, with the following streams: Emerging and Disruptive Technologies, Value Proposition and Business Opportunities, Human Capacity Development, Applications for Sustainability and Prosperity, STEM Education and Awareness, and Space Governance and Policies. The workshop saw approximately 125 unique registrations. It was also accompanied by an industry exhibition with various local and international participants.

iacw

Certificate in Cyber Security

 
 

“Cyber Security is not just about technology. It’s more about people and managing risks in cyber space.”

“Spy Cables expose South Africa’s alarming security failings”

These are just some of the headings around the globe today as spy documents are released on sites such as www.aljazeera.com and www.theguardian.com/uk

The documents highlight (amongst others) the current lack of adequate cyber security policies and effective security governance frameworks as well as the failure to implement suitable technologies and controls, especially within the government sectors. Of more concern is the mentioned shortage of skilled cyber security people in key positions as well as a shortage of adequate training programs. Security awareness amongst general employees is problematic and basic to advanced cyber security training programs are not efficient.

Cyber security is not just a buzz word, but rather encapsulates proper understanding of security threats and vulnerabilities, design and implementation of effective controls, cyber-criminology and warfare, detailed risk management and effective security governance across all spheres of the business.

The Certificate in Cyber Security developed and offered as a partnership between academia and industry, is a step to build capacity in cyber security and to address the shortages in focused training opportunities for corporate staff.

For more information and to register for the course.

Register for the course.

Offered in partnership between the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), French South African Institute of Technology (F’SATI), CS Interactive Training.

More information:

Short course info sheet

 
 
 
 

Training in cyber security

 
 
 

“Ex-Israeli agents’ threatened cyber attack on South Africa”
“Spy Cables expose South Africa’s alarming security failings”

These are just some of the headings around the globe today as spy documents are released on sites such as www.aljazeera.com and www.theguardian.com/uk

The documents highlight (amongst others) the current lack of adequate cyber security policies and effective security governance frameworks as well as the failure to implement suitable technologies and controls, especially within the government sectors. Of more concern is the mentioned shortage of skilled cyber security people in key positions as well as a shortage of adequate training programs. Security awareness amongst general employees is problematic and basic to advanced cyber security training programs are not efficient.

Cyber security is not just a buzz word, but rather encapsulates proper understanding of security threats and vulnerabilities, design and implementation of effective controls, cyber-criminology and warfare, detailed risk management and effective security governance across all spheres of the business.

The Certificate in Cyber Security developed and offered as a partnership between academia and industry, is a step to build capacity in cyber security and to address the shortages in focused training opportunities for corporate staff.

For more information and to register for the course.

Offered in partnership between the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), French South African Institute of Technology (F’SATI), CS Interactive Training.
 

More information:

Short course info sheet

 
 
 
 

Certificate in Cyber Security – Short course

 
 
 

Are you interested in cyber security? This short course might be for you!
 

For more information and to register for the course.
 

Offered in partnership between the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), French South African Institute of Technology (F’SATI), CS Interactive Training and Boshoff Industries.
 

Here is what ITWEB had to say.
 

Content include essential computer systems (networks, operating systems); the threat environment (malware, social media threats, attack vectors); encryption; cryptanalysis; controls; analysis and report writing; program security; network and operating system security; web security; governance; security design and management.
 

Short course flyer
Short course info sheet