Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program blasts off at UniSA

The Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program (SHSSP) officially opened at the University of South Australia on 14 January 2019, bringing together 45 participants from 13 countries. Now in its 8th year, the prestigious program is conducted by UniSA in partnership with ISU.

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ISU and UniSA Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program - Follow Us

We are excited to announce that the International Space University will be continuing the traditional Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program blog!

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ISU Representatives Awarded World Famous Legion of Honor

France's highest decoration, the Legion of Honor, or "Legion d'Honneur", was recently awarded to two representatives of ISU for their outstanding and many years of service:

  • Alain Wagner, MSS98 and ISU Trustee
  • Walter Peeters, President Emeritus of ISU
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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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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.

This year's process was again managed very diligently by ISU staff Member Didier Guillaume.

As a result of this election process:

- The term of Su-Yin Tan was extended with a second term as member,
- A new AC member, Angie Bukley was elected.            

This also means that a highly esteemed AC Member, John Logsdon, will not be formal member after expiration of his terms but will no doubt continue to give continued advice and counsel to ISU.

At this point in time, ISU thanks John a lot for his valuable contribution and service as an elected member of the AC.  As an ISU Faculty member, your continued advice and counsel to the AC is always welcome, appreciated, and encouraged.

As such, the composition of the Academic Council is presently:

Su-Yin Tan, Chairperson
Juan de Dalmau, Vice-Chairperson
Angie Bukley, Member
Carol Carnett, Member
Adil Jafry, Member
Gary Martin, Member
Lucy Stojak, Member
Vasilis Zervos, Member
Olga Zhdanovich, Member

We note with pleasure, in line with ISU’s continuing policy, an improved gender distribution in the Academic Council!
Elections for the chairpersons are now being organized.

ISU is very pleased with this experienced advisory group and is looking forward to collaborate with the AC Team!


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