ISU Keeps Strong Links with the Secure World Foundation

After having successfully managed and expanded its activities as President, Dr. Michael Simpson left ISU in 2011. He then took over the leadership as Executive Director of the Secure World Foundation (SWF). This foundation has taken as its objectives the following…

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MSS18 Internships: Ana Cristina, Michelle and Samuel report back from NASA AMES

“From the moment you enter NASA Ames Research Park and face the Space Shuttle model that was once tested here in the world’s biggest wind tunnel, you can’t help but to feel inspired to go work and contribute to the future of space exploration.

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More ISU Alumni at SSP18 than Participants 160 vs 135

ISU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Pascale Ehrenfreund welcomed over 160 ISU alumni, gathered for the International Space University’s annual alumni conference. It took place this year at TU Delft, The Netherlands, one of the three locations where the Space Studies Program SSP18 is hosted.

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The most striking event for ISU in 2015 was the 20 years anniversary of the Master of Space Studies program. It was the occasion for our local partners to make a strong promotion in the streets of Strasbourg, making the people aware that the extraterrestrial had already landed in Alsace since a long time!

mss20A number of events were locally organized to illustrate that ISU was, already since 20 years graduating Master students, after the Space Studies Program (SSP), the second step in the very visionary plan of our Founders!
As reported earlier, one of the most noted events was the fact that a large number of the first MSS class (MSS96) came back to Strasbourg for a joint event with the present MSS class.
In the meanwhile some 900 students graduated in ISU’s MSS. Similar to the SSP alumni, they are now gradually occupying important functions in the different areas of the space sector, and together form the most powerful network in the space area.  This was again very visible at the last IAC in Jerusalem, where close to 10% of the participants present were ISU alumni!
We have therefore decided to put our New Year’s wishes based on this remarkable theme, as you can note from the electronic card below:



With this in mind, and knowing that ISU is ready for several decades of new successes, I wish all in ISU, faculty, staff, sponsors and evidently alumni, all the best for 2016, a year where we are also looking forward to the SSP in Technion, in a region where ISU was not present before.
Best wishes to all and counting on your support as we could count on it in the past!
Walter Peeters
President, ISU


"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 -