ISU Portes Ouvertes - Open Day 25/03/2018

Venez décrocher la Lune à l’ISU le dimanche 25 mars 2018 de 11.00 à 17.00 !  La journée Portes Ouvertes de l’Université Internationale de l’Espace (ISU) aura lieu le dimanche 25 mars 2018 de 11.00 à 17.00, sur le campus central de l’ISU, Parc d’Innovation, Illkirch Graffenstaden.

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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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MSS18 Vittorio Rossello Reports on a Visit to Eurospace and ESA

The International Space University (ISU) Master of Space Studies (MSS18) participants were split into two groups on 9th March 2018 for several professional visits. Professional visits are a noteworthy aspect of the MSS program as they enable participants to meet people from the industry and space agencies.

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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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Extended study possibilities for Space Studies Programs Alumni

Alumni of both Space Studies Programs, wishing to extend their interdisciplinary knowledge on space, have the possibility to obtain a M.Sc. degree applying for the International Space University Master Program.

This is in particular interesting for holders of bachelor degrees due to the concentrated period of time (some 10 months, if the first module is waived based upon good results in the SSP program).

Not everyone may have the opportunity to do so due to personal constraints. In cooperation with the University of South Australia (UniSA) another possibility is available.
The Graduate Certificate in Space Studies is a postgraduate program offered by UniSA that might be of interest due to the fact that the largest part of the program can be taken from your home.

Basically the program is broken down in two parts. The first part of the program is waived for alumni of an ISU session (SSP or MSS) in an agreement between ISU and UniSA.
This leaves alumni of ISU to have two assignments:
1.    A 3 days intensive activity in UniSA, Adelaide (this year scheduled for 15-17 February 2016
2.    An individual project on a topic to be agreed between the applicant and a supervisor appointed by UniSA. This project, and the submission of the final report, can be done in distance mode. Project supervisors are selected from our extensive ISU network and from UniSA staff. Supervisors and students work in consultation to complete the project by early June.

A few examples of projects are shown below:

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        Crystal Forrester (2011)                      Jonathon Nebauer (2012)                     Marc Jurblum (2014)


Further information on the program can either be found on the website of UniSA or from the program director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who is also an adjunct faculty member of ISU.


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"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."

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