Sydney University wins at Australian Space Awards

ARC Training Centre for CubeSats, UAVs & Their Applications

The Australian Space Awards showcases the best and brightest in Australia’s space industry.  This year the University of Sydney has been named Academic Institution of the Year at the 2020 Australian Space Awards.


“The award recognises the achievements of space engineering teaching and research at the University of Sydney since 2001,” said event organiser, SpaceConnect.

The awards celebrated the best of Australia’s space industry and recognised the outstanding contribution of academic institutions, researchers, professionals and businesses working within the industry.

The award was accepted by Professor Iver Cairns and Associate Professor Ben Thornber on behalf of the University at the annual awards night attended by space industry pioneers.

“The University of Sydney is committed to world class space research and teaching, but is also playing a formative role in developing Australia’s space capabilities,” said Professor of Space Physics, Iver Cairns, who leads the ARC Training Centre for CubeSats, UAVs, and their Applications.

“We have a proven track record of successful international collaboration and our work is establishing Australia as a key player in a booming international community. We are actively engaged with multiple industry, government and research partners, including the Bureau of Meteorology, Defence Science and Technology Group and the Rochester Institute of Technology,” said Professor Cairns, who also works with NASA on space weather research.

Congratulations to The University of Sydney on this achievement.

Full Sydney University news article can be found HERE