ISU is seeking a dynamic experienced individual for the position of President

Founded in 1987, ISU is the world’s leading private, non-profit institution of higher education, dedicated to the development of outer space for peaceful purposes through international, intercultural and interdisciplinary education and research programs.

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Changes in the composition of ISU’s Academic Council

The term of two members at the ISU Academic Council (AC) expired and therefore elections were organized under the leadership of the present AC Chairperson, Su-Yin Tan, and following the streamlined procedure.

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Launch of Space Studies Program SSP17 Blog

We are pleased to announce that the International Space University (ISU) will be continuing the traditional Space Studies Program SSP17 blog !

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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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2010 228/06/2010 - 27/08/2010
Host Institution: International Space University
121 participants from 29 countries
Team Projects:
Astra: ASteroid mining Technology Roadmap & Applications
RE-FOCUS: Respect Earth - Future Opportunity in Carbon Understanding and Sustainability

200929/06/2009 - 28/08/2009
Host Institutions: NASA AMES Research Centre
131 participants from 35 countries
Team Projects:
ACCESS Mars: Assessing Cave Capabilities Establishing Specific Solutions
SAFEN EARTH: Space Aid for Energy Needs on Earth
DREAM: Disaster Risk Evaluation and Management
View some SSP pictures on the NASA website

201324/06/2013 - 23/08/2013
Host Institution: International Space University
100 participants from 24 countries
Team Projects:
TP Solar Max
TP Koastal

200830/06/2008 - 29/08/2008
Host Institutions: UPC Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, BAIE Barcelona Aeronautics & Space Association
112 students from 27 countries
Team Projects:
TP Volcano (VAPOR): Use of Space Technologies for Monitoring Volcano Hazards
TP Spaceports (FuturIST): The Necessary Infrastructure for a Private Spaceflight
TP Lunar X-Prize (Noumenia): Return to the Moon in a New Way

201204/06/2012 - 03/08/2012
Host Institution: Florida Institute of Technology & NASA Kennedy Space Center
134 participants from 29 countries
Team Projects:
TP Space Debris
TP Spaceports: Operations and Service Infrastructure for Space (OASIS)
TP STEM: Space, One Giant Leap for Education
TP Next Generation Space Stations: Beyond LEO Into the Solar System (BLISS)

200725/06/2007 - 28/08/2007
Host Institutions: Beihang University, CASC
117 students from 26 countries
Team Projects:
TP Archive - Phoenix
TP Servicing – DOCTOR
TP Traffic - Space Traffic Management
TP Earthquake - TREMOR

201111/07/2011 - 09/09/2011
Host Institution: Graz University of Technology
119 participants from 21 countries
Team Projects:
Small Satellites: Go SSP
Human Robotic Co-operation: CHARM
Fresh Water: H2OPE

200603/07/2006 - 01/09/2006
Host Institutions: ISU, Pôle Universitaire Européen de Strasbourg
104 students from 27 countries
Team Projects:
TP SOL - Earth Observation Systems for Small Countries and Regions                                
TP LUNA GAIA - A Closed Loop Habitat for the Moon                                        
TP MINI - Micro and Nanotechnology Initiative


"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 -