The International Space University Respects Private Data Handling

Based upon recent events on how private data are used and related to the GDPR, some of the alumni have expressed some concerns due to this publicity and hype around Data Protection. ISU has taken the lead and is already quite advanced on this - alumni can rest assured.

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ISU MSS18 Christos Ntinos interning at ESA’s European Space Astronomy Center

ISU MSS18 internship stories: students spread out all over the world. The last module of ISU's Master of Space Studies (MSS) program is a three-month internship that ISU students carry out in space agencies, space companies, start-ups, universities and other space-related organizations.

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The ISU Central Campus SSP Staff is on the Move

The International Space University’s Space Studies Program (SSP) central campus staff is heading to The Netherlands for the 31st SSP, taking place from 25th June to 24th August 2018. Matthieu Clidi, the SSP18 event coordinator is sharing some updates on this imminent takeoff.

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Our Programs


Master of Space Studies

Designed for students looking for the competitive edge that will help them obtain a career in the space sector, professionals interested in making a career move into or within the space sector, and researchers wishing to broaden their knowledge or make the move from academic life into the space industry.

Space Studies Program

Two-month course for postgraduate students and professionals of all disciplines. The curriculum covers the principal space related fields, both non-technical and technical. The shared experience of an international, interactive working environment is an ideal networking forum leading to the creation of an extensive, international, multidisciplinary professional network.

Southern Hemisphere Program

Intensive five week, live-in experience built around an international, intercultural, and interdisciplinary educational philosophy for which ISU is renowned. The program provides a multidisciplinary understanding of the key activities and areas of knowledge required by today’s space professions.

Executive Space Course

Provides an overview of space-related subjects for professionals of diverse backgrounds, including marketing, finance, law & contracts management. Professionals leave with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to communicate more effectively with their technical colleagues.

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Team Project


IMG 20140620 174156 smallIn the Team Project (TP) experience, students work in interdisciplinary and intercultural teams to produce either a comprehensive analysis and proposal for an international space project or work on a topic relevant to the professional space sector.
The participants will choose one of the TP topics on which to work for the duration of the SSP. This element of the SSP has three main objectives.
Participants are encouraged to:
A. Combine the knowledge and skills that they have already gained from their own educational or professional backgrounds with those that they learn and develop through the lectures, workshops and other presentations during the SSP.
B. Experience problem-solving, decision-making and organizing within an international, interdisciplinary and intercultural teamwork environment wherein conflicts may emerge and compromises must be made.
C. Produce and present a comprehensive report of professional quality before a public group.

The TP Final Reports should cover all relevant disciplines including technical, financial, organizational, political, social and scientific. Many ISU reports have served as resources for the world space community (see https://isulibrary.isunet.edu/opac/ for accessing executive summaries and Team Projects in pdf).

The structure of each TP depends to some extent on the subject matter to be addressed, but certain aspects are common to all projects:

- An early phase of project brainstorming and discussion
- A series of lectures relevant to the Team Project topics
- An intensive research period
- A challenging period of structural organizing
- Various opportunities for engaging departmental faculty members and lecturers in discussion of Team Project issues
- Two interim presentations and reviews subject to expert advice and comments
- A final period of intense work and revision

Each TP team must analyze and respond to all of the tasks outlined in the Team Project description. Innovative solutions and creativity are encouraged, but team members must ensure that the topics listed in the guidelines have been addressed.
As with any international space project, quality control and accuracy, will be assured through Team Project reviews throughout the course of the Session. During these reviews team members will present their work and findings to their project co-chairs, faculty and invited experts. Reviewers will then comment on and offer constructive criticism on the information offered. The project teams are required to carefully listen to the comments of the reviewers. With the guidance of the project co-chairs, the teams will decide how to best implement the experts’ advice.

Post-SSP—Team Project Activities: ISU alumni regularly present the SSP Team Project results at international conferences and meetings (at the International Astronautical Congress and United Nations conferences, for example). Groups of students and faculty have also worked to transform Team Project reports into real-world studies for space agencies and research institutes.

WHAT OUR ALUMNI SAY


"My life can be clearly divided between before and after ISU. ISU was a breaking point that created a world of possibilities in front of me."

Carmen Felix - MSS10 -

"Attending ISU has been, for me, the ultimate eye-opening experience. Attending the Master of Space Studies allowed me to pursue my personal interests with a limit determined only by my imagination."

Diego Urbina - MSS09 -

"My space flight was the changing point in my whole life. Since my background was mechanical engineering, I did not know much about space, which led me to the International Space University."

Soyeon Yi - SSP09 -

"ISU is broadening the global space community and connecting New Space countries to old and mighty ones."

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