Dec 21, 16 / Cap 20, 00 16:46 UTC
Asgardia University ¶
I hereby propose the creation of an educational and research institutute which shall be named "Asgardia University" (AU, which is a happy coincidence astronomers out there will understand). It's purpose(s):
- To preserve humaniy's aquired collection of knowledge, (most probably in a database siting in the first satellite or satellites)
- To make it open for everyone, and especially every Asgardian.
- To level-up Asgardian's population educational level to high-educational standards.
- To do research on space-related fields and prepare people to be able to do so.
AU would of course excel in all fields, especially science (as excpected from such a science-centric nation) and will focus on astronomical and aerospace sciences and engineering. Asgardia University could first have it's Campus in Midgard, or even live solely on the web for the first years. In the future the main Campus would obviously sit in Asgardia, in space.
"B-but wait! Who will pay for all this stuff!"
Asgardia University could benefit from a large number of onlne that courses already up and running, or even create its own at a very low cost, and then certify it's citizens (again, I'm speculating here, I'm not familiar with the legal hocus-pocus involved here) in some sort of technical or even professional field. Of course, after completing the courses Asgardians are expected to "give back" by working towads the betterment of Asgardia and improvement of it's population's living standars. Any discussion about budget will of course have to be postponed until the satellite is up.
A short list of careers that would be needed in either Midgard or Asgardia:
- Aerospace Engineering
- Law and Space Law
Feel free to add the ones you think are necessary, I'm just naming a few!
Again, this is unofficial, and still highly speculative, but feel free to add any thoughts on how Asgardia University should be, or how you would make it happen.