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Model UN COPUOS at ESA Headquarters in Paris – 17-19 May 2023

Application deadline 5 May 2023

Topic of the simulation and discussions: Space Sustainability



The Institute of Air Law, Space Law and Cyber Law is happy to announce that the applications to the European Centre for Space Law (ECSL) Summer course on Space Law and Policy 2023 are now open!

This year the Summer Course will be held in person, in Budapest, Hungary from the 20th to the 31st August 2023, on the overarching topic of "Space, Cyber and Telecommunications Law".



+++ Application Deadline March 10th 2023 +++

PROTEUS is a project to improve the quality of teaching. The aim of the course is the acquisition of an additional qualification in law and politics of the EU system and the testing of new forms of teaching and learning by the students.


Further information can be found here:

Air law lecture 2022

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The lecture on aviation law will take place this year from December 1st to 3rd, 2022. Please register  via clips.

Announcement: Space Law Lecture (28. – 30. April)

We are pleased to once again offer the Space Law lecture in person! For further information please click here!

Mr Marco R. Fuchs speaks at the ILWR

We are pleased to welcome Mr Marco R. Fuchs (CEO of OHB SE) as a speaker on the topic of "Rocket launches from German territorial waters?" at this year's specialist group meeting.

The full programme of the expert group meeting on 04 November 2021 can be found here.

Myth Gagarin - Why do humans fly into space?

Michael Köhler leads the discussion with
Prof. Dr. Lisa Gotto, media scientist, University of Vienna
Prof. Dr. Stephan Hobe, Director of the Institute for Space Law, University of Cologne
Dr. Matthias Schwartz, Center for Literary and Cultural Research, Berlin

2021 Space for Youth Call for Essays #Youth4Climate2021

To promote youth voices, UNOOSA and SGAC have launched an essay competition for students and young professionals with the aim to highlight practices and experiences on the use of space for climate mitigation and adaptation. If you are a young professional or a student interested in how space applications can be used to tackle climate change, you can submit your proposals by 26 April 2021 and win a trip to the United States to meet with representatives of the U.S. space sector and attend an Adult Space Camp at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. For details, please visit:

Honorary Doctorate for Benjamin Ferencz

Find the newspaper (Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger) as PDF download here.

You can find the article from the university magazine here.

You can watch the whole ceremony here.