International Space University Selects New President

The International Space University’s (ISU) Chairman of the Board, Christian Sallaberger announces that Juan de Dalmau has been selected by the Board of Trustees as the University’s next President, taking office in September 2018, and succeeding Prof Walter Peeters who has served as President since 2011.

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ISU under STEAM more than 1200 attending the Open Day

In order to further motivate, in particular, youngsters, the staff of ISU and the MSS students organized an open door day on 25 March 2018. Several activities were organized in the ISU building with as objective, to stimulate the younger generation under the STEAM motto (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics).

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ISU Assigns Next Space Studies  Program Locations

At the occasion of the International Space University’s (ISU) 58th Board Of Trustees (BOT) meeting, held on 1st March 2018 in Strasbourg, the ISU BOT has assigned a number of locations for the future Space Studies Program (SSP) sites.

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The interdisciplinary curriculum of ISU’s Master of Space Studies program includes a focus on space policy. Mr. Aravind Ravichandran an MSS18 participant shares his view on recent debates and interactions designed to provide an in-depth understanding of what shapes current and future space activities around the world.

“Tuesday, 5th December and Wednesday, 6th December saw two sessions dedicated to Space Policy named ‘Space Policy Days.’ They were aptly split up geographically, with Monday’s morning session focussing on Asia - specifically Japan’s and China’s policies and Tuesday’s session focusing on Europe’s and the US’s policies.

The sessions started with presentations from the representatives of the national space agencies of the countries: namely Mr Yoshiaki Kinoshita from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency office in Paris, ISU resident faculty Prof Gongling Sun, who has previously worked in at the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, Dr Christina Giannopapa, Head of the Political Affairs Office at the European Space Agency (ESA), and Mr Timothy Tawney who represents National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) at the Office of International and Interagency Relations, Paris.

Both the sessions ended with an engaging panel discussion, with plenty of interesting questions including the relationship between the politics in the US and the NASA space policy, the political affairs of European countries in the ESA space policy and the like, efficiently moderated by ISU resident faculty Prof Vasilis Zervos. Another chance to network with significant delegates for the MSS18 participants. Thanks, ISU!”

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