The Graduation Ceremony for DOCSTA 2013 and MASTA 2015 was held on June 21st, 2017 in the Beihang University, Beijing, China. This year total 14 students (1 DOCSTA 2013 and 13 MASTA 2015 students) from APSCO Member States graduated successfully and received their graduation Certificates of PhD and Master degree in Space Technology and Applications.
The graduation ceremony was attended by Dr. Li Xinjun, Secretary-General of APSCO, Ms. Jiang Hui, Division Director for International Cooperation, System Engineering Department, CNSA and Mr. Li Gaofeng, Deputy Consultant-Director of Department of Military-Civil Technology Integration, MIIT, Professor Weng Jingnong, Dean of International School of Beihang University and other officials from respective sides including APSCO delegation, and issued certificates to all graduates. During the ceremony, excellent graduates, Mr.Juarez Ortiz Vladimir Adolfo and Mr. Alam Naveed, also received their Certificates of honors by Beihang University as well. After issuing certificates Dr. Li Xinjun, and representatives of supervisors and graduates gave speeches respectively.
MASTA (Master of Space Technology Applications) is one of the regular education and training activities of APSCO since it has been started in 2006. DOCSTA (Doctoral Program) was established in 2013 and this year one student in this program graduated with PhD degree. These programs are sponsored by APSCO, China Scholarship Council (CSC) and Beihang University. Since 2006, there are 128 students sponsored by MASTA Programme and 29 students sponsored by DOCSTA Programme.