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International Activities

Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF) :
Space Education and Awareness Working Group

The Space Education Center supports the education activities of APRSAF in the Asian and Pacific regions.

International Space Education Board (ISEB)

JAXA, through its Space Education Center, collaborates with the members of ISEB, which was established by CSA, ESA, JAXA and NASA in October 2005 in order to: i) increase science, technology, engineering and mathematics literacy achievement in connection with space; and ii) support the future workforce needs of space programs.

International Space University (ISU) :
Fellowship Programme

JAXA Space Education Center and ISU jointly provide scholarships each year for a limited number of Japanese individuals who have completed undergraduate degree programs to enroll in a nine-week Summer Session Program (SSP) or a one-year Masters Program (MSS/MSM: Master of Science in Space Studies(MSS) / Master of Science in Space Management).

Space Exploration Educators Conference (SEEC) :
Teacher Dispatch Programme

Through collaborations with Human Space Systems and Utilization Program Group within JAXA, Space Education Center dispatches Japanese teachers and educators to participate in the annual SEEC, held at Space Center Houston.

JAXA Student Experiments and Educational Activities on the International Space Station (ISS)

The Space Education Center of JAXA has started to provide opportunities to utilize the International Space Station for a new field of education as well as for inspiring the next generation.

Other international activities

Upon invitation, the Space Education Center has participated in various international meetings and activities of international organizations that addressed space education. Through those international meetings and activities, the Center introduced its education programmes as well as teaching materials while pursuing collaborations with various entities of other countries to promote space education activities particularly in developing countries. To date, the Center has participated in the meetings of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) and the Fifth Space Conference of the Americas (CEA: Conferencia Espacial de las Americas) as well as space education workshops organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in developing countries.