International Space University MSS19 - What’s hot on campus?

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.

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ISU Welcomes Dr. Tejumola Taiwo A New Resident Faculty

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.

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New Gender Record for Next ISU Master of Space Studies Class

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.

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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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Groupama Grand Est supports research in ISU via a unique sponsorship agreement

On 7 March, a presentation took place in ISU describing the earlier and further steps of the MMARS1 project, which is now on board the International Space Station (ISS) safely stored and waiting to be activated.

In the presence of Eurometropolis of Strasbourg President Mr. Herrmann, Eurometropolis Vice-President Ms. Trautmann and the University of Strasbourg (UniStra) Vice-President Ms C. Roy, the unique Public Private Partnership (PPP) context of this experiment was reminded by ISU President Prof. W. Peeters and ISU Director of Research Programs, Prof. J.J. Favier.
mmars groupama2Illustrated with pictures and videos, the launch on board Falcon9 and the docking with ISS of the project was described by Prof. N. Matt, both professor at (UniStra) and Vice-President at the Eurometropolis and Prof. J.J. Favier, who both were present at the launch pad. Joined also by a Space X Director and ISU MSS16 and MSS17 with thesis Paul Wohrer!

The scientific aspects of this experiment and its role in a better understanding of potential life on Mars was then explained by Prof. S. Vuilleumier, professor at UniStra and in charge of the CNRS research team in the field of microbiology, during a round table with all major actors.

An important element of the evening was the signature of an agreement with Groupama Grand Est, represented by its Director-General Mr. O. Larcher.

This agreement extended even more the PPP aspect of this experiment, involving two Strasbourg located Universities and Airbus Space, a major aerospace company, with the financial backing of the Eurometropolis and now also Groupama Grand Est. The objective of this additional funding is to prepare a second iteration of the experiment, based upon the results obtained from MMARS1.


"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 -