" To encourage the development of high quality scientific, technical, cultural and human actions in the realms of Air and Space, promote knowledge in these areas and constitute a focal point for activities. "
Advisor, International Space University and Founding CEO
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Prof. Dr. Ali Al-Mashat has received world-wide respect and acclaim for his success in creating and leading ARABSAT (starting 1978), one of the great high technology success stories with global impact to emerge from the Middle East. Dr. Al-Mashat inspired the Arab world to match the best in the world in high-tech entrepreneurship and was the model for other global successes. Dr. Al-Mashat has degrees in mathematics and electric and electronic engineering from the University of Cairo, and earned his PhD. in telecommunications engineering at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, in the United Kingdom. Dr. Al-Mashat also has been a leader in many areas related to the United Nations Educational and Scientific Organization (UNESCO).
Medals & distinctions:
Decorations from many Arab Countries for his work to build the Arab Satellite Organisation.
Works & publications:
Author of over 60 scholarly monographs and articles in international journals, chapters in books and in conference proceedings and over 30 research, consultancy and official reports.