About the training and learning centre

The ESA Academy Training and Learning Centre is a facility of the ESA Education Office dedicated to hosting training courses for university students taking part in the ESA Academy Training and Learning Programme.

The Centre was opened in March 2016 and is located at the ESA Redu Centre in Belgium.


The Training and Learning Centre also features a dedicated Concurrent Design Facility, or CDF. This is an integrated professional system that will allow students to learn what is concurrent engineering and why it is beneficial, to investigate the preliminary design of a space mission – or system – and to gain direct experience of system engineering design. 

Target audience

  • European university students, from undergraduate to Ph.D. level, studying science or engineering
  • Three categories:
  • students participating in the ESA Academy's Hands-on Space Projects
  • students preparing for a space related career
  • students with no experience in the space domain



  • ESA scientists and engineers
  • ESA retired staff
  • University professors
  • Experts from space industry and research organizations

Typical training course

  •            up to 40 training hours (5 days)
  •            up to 22 university students per course
  •            1 to 6 space professional trainers per day
  •           students arrive on Sunday or Monday
  •            students depart on Friday or Saturday


Please note that the information detailed above is subject to change without prior notice.

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