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HISPASAT fosters the talent of women with a scholarship for engineers

April 25, 2017

The operator will award an annual scholarship to a female engineer to complete her postgraduate studies in the aerospace sector.

The company aims to foster the talent of women in the areas of engineering, aiming to have more of them working in this sector in the future.

Madrid, 25 April 2017.- HISPASAT, the Spanish satellite telecommunications operator, has opened the application period for a scholarship that will help a female engineer complete her postgraduate studies towards a Master’s Degree in Aeronautical Engineering or Telecommunications in the aerospace sector.

The HISPASAT “Female Engineer” scholarship, which will be awarded annually, aims to foster the presence of female talent in the technology field and thus contribute to the professional development of women in these areas of study, as well as increase the number of women in the space sector.

The scholarship consists of five thousand euros in financial aid that will pay the tuition fees of the postgraduate course that the winner is enrolled in and, if applicable, other course-related expenses.

The scholarship application period for the 2017-2018 academic year begins today, 25 April, and ends on 26 May. Application guidelines are available on the HISPASAT website www.hispasat.com.

According to Elena Pisonero, HISPASAT president, “this scholarship is another step forward in promoting the talent of women. At HISPASAT, we are committed to supporting these women who form part of the future of a company like ours and doing all that we can to ensure their presence in our sector. We strive to play an active role in the change in trends in the satellite telecommunications sector with respect to gender equality because we are convinced that women bring great value to companies”.

This initiative forms part of HISPASAT’s Corporate Social Responsibility policy and its commitment to the development of people and the community and, specifically, to promoting education and equality, areas that the company is particularly involved in thanks to the different projects it carries out.

About HISPASAT Group

HISPASAT Group is comprised of companies that have a presence in Spain as well as in Latin America, where its Brazilian affiliate HISPAMAR is based. The Group is a world leader in the distribution and broadcasting of Spanish and Portuguese content, and its satellite fleet is used by important direct-to-home television (DTH) and high-definition television (HDTV) digital platforms. HISPASAT also provides satellite broadband services and other added value solutions to governments, corporations and telecommunication operators in America, Europe and North Africa. HISPASAT is one of the world's largest companies in its sector in terms of revenue, and the main communications bridge between Europe and the Americas.

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