ISU MSS19 students Scott Ritter and Abhishek Diggewadi report on the French classes offered by the International Space University ISU, on its central campus. Let’s focus on the French teachers of the Institut International d’Etudes Françaises (IIEF) of the University of Strasbourg.  

#involvingeveryone was the hashtag and baseline for this 69th edition of the International Astronautical Congress #IAC18. There could not have been a more appropriate theme to fit with ISU’s 3Is, International, Intercultural and Interdisciplinary – and community – 4600 alumni from over 105 countries.

On 6 September 2018 the traditional combined closing ceremony for the outgoing class and opening ceremony of the new incoming class took place in ISU in the presence of dignitaries, staff and friends of ISU, as well as family of the students.

Jim Dator enlightens Strasbourg: his very last class held at the International Space University (ISU) galvanizes the audience. ISU MSS19 student Dr. Fabio Zecca MD, reports. “Passion. A fundamental element for whomever would like to engage the teaching career.

“And with that, I officially close SSP18, the 31st Space Studies Program of the International Space University. Thank you all for joining us to celebrate this voyage, and for this special evening.” Concluded ISU SSP Director Dr. Omar Hatamleh.

Marcello Ingrassia is a trainer and project designer, free-lancing for CVA (Communaute des Villes Ariane), Airbus,… He recently gave a workshop on “Group Dynamics, Team Building – Team Skills” at ISU, as part of the Master of Space Studies (MSS) curriculum.

ISU MSS18 Canadian student Kwasi Nkansah tells us about his experience at the European Space Agency’s European Astronaut Center (EAC) based in Cologne, Germany. The EAC team is made up of more than 100 professionals, complemented by staff from DLR, CNES and from industry.

Master of Space Studies students are all fluent in English; still ISU organizes English classes for some of them who need to work on specific aspects of the language such as writing skills or pronunciation. These skills are very important, as during the academic year, students will have to hand out research papers and do individual presentations in front of diverse audiences.

ISU is now accepting applications for Chairs, Teaching Associates, Staff, Faculty and Visiting Lecturers for its 2019 SSP at ISU Central Campus, Strasbourg, France, from 24 June – 23 August 2019.

After the departure of Dr. Osborne, the International Space University (ISU) had an urgent need to hire a resident faculty in the field of space applications, at the same time able to potentially contribute to further development and research of projects.

One of ISU’s goals is to promote its alumni to the best positions at the best companies within the space industry. During SSP18, Neta Vizel launched a new program providing participants with an updated, innovative strategy and tools to effectively manage their career.