SES Chair


In 2010, the University of Luxembourg and the global satellite operator SES S.A. entered into a partnership with the aim of jointly developing Luxembourg as a European centre of excellence and innovation for advanced Information Communications Technology in satellite systems. Since then the University of Luxembourg and SES collaborate on research in satellite applications and services, satellite hybrid networks, transmission and reception technologies.

A key component of this partnership was the creation of the first Chair in Satellite Communications and Media Law, with a research focus on the legal and regulatory challenges in satellite communications. The SES Chair in Space, Satellite Communications and Media Law is an academic member of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance at the University of Luxembourg. In September 2011, Professor Mahulena Hofmann was appointed as the SES Chair in Satellite Communications and Media Law.

In addition to the research undertaken in these fields, the SES Chair contributes to existing media law research by including space law and global telecommunications issues. In addition, Professor Hofmann contributes to the interdisciplinary research at the University’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT). 


Professor Mahulena Hofmann