Happy 30th Birthday International Space University !

Today, on 12 April 2017, ISU started its 30th birthday year. Indeed. With 12 April 1961 as the date of the first human in space (Yuri Gagarin) and 12 April 1981 with the first Shuttle flight (Columbia), we can add 12 April 1987 as another important milestone in the short space history, namely the creation of the International Space University (ISU) by its founders Peter Diamandis, Todd Hawley and Bob Richards!

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15th Edition of ISU’s Executive Space Course – New Comers

ISU’s 15th edition of the Executive Space Course (ESC) welcomed 21 executives in total from 11 countries including Malta (a first for the ESC!), Poland, Germany, Norway, Luxembourg, Norway and many others.

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MMARS1 experiment successfully returned to Earth!

After a one month stay on board of the International Space Station (ISS) under reduced gravity conditions and exposure to cosmic radiations, the first Strasbourg-led experiment in space returned to its base!

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Master of Space Studies

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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.

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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.

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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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At the occasion of the International Astronautical Congress (IAC15) event in Jerusalem, ASI and ISU signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Wednesday 14th October to enhance cooperation between both entities.

Besides a number of cooperative actions at institutional level, such as exchange of lecturers, one very important element of this memorandum is the support of ASI to promising Italian young space professionals to continue their studies at the ISU Master’s program in Strasbourg.

As stated by ASI president, prof. Roberto Battiston “In addition to good university courses in Italy, we cannot ignore that the space world is becoming more and more global. ISU is providing an excellent environment to prepare future space experts to work in this international environment, today and even more in the future. We therefore are encouraging talented young professionals to enter in the international group of ISU alumni”.

The MOU has been put in place already and the ASI Board selected Martina Russitano Lanza to attend the Master class 2015-2016 in Strasbourg. Mrs. Lanza holds a master’s degree in physics from the University of Palermo, the town where she was born. She is a real internationalist, with internships at ESA in Spain and at the Observatory in Paris. Her excellent knowledge of Italian, French, English and Spanish also make her an excellent participant in the present ISU group.

As stated by ISU president prof. Walter Peeters: “ISU is now counting over 4000 alumni in over 105 countries worldwide. At this moment, 144 of them are Italian. But ISU is still eager to attract talented students. We are very pleased that ASI shares this objective and are looking forward to steadily grow the number of Italian alumni.”

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."

Mart Vihmand - SSP11&MSS13 -

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