ISU MSS19 “Sustainable Moon” TP Wins Moon Village Award

The MSS19 “Sustainable MoonTeam Project was awarded the first annual Moon Village Principles Activities Award in Tokyo, Japan during the 3rd International Moon Village Workshop & Symposium, 2019. The Sustainable Moon team is honored and grateful to be the recipient of this groundbreaking award.

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Lift-off for ISU’s Executive Space Course in Canberra

The world's leading university dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of space, the International Space University (ISU) , has received the tick of approval for delivery of its prestigious Executive Space Course in Canberra.

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Research lunches at ISU – come and discuss the latest space research!

The Central Campus of the International Space University ISU has started a new seminar series to discuss research related to space, performed within its walls, on the Parc d’Innovation d’Illkirch-Graffenstaden, or by our visitors and lecturers. Please join us for informal discussions!

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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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International Space University SSP16 – Chair Announcement

This year again a large number of Faculty applied to be a Chair of either the core lectures, departments or team projects, all of which compose the two-month Space Studies Program.

After confirmation from ISU’s Academic Council on the selection of the chairs for SSP16, Dr. John Connolly, SSP16 director states: "During SSP16, ISU will, for the first time, nominate "Associate Chairs".  The Associate Chair position recognizes talented younger members of the ISU community and allows them to gain some important experience in partnership with a senior faculty member."

Dr. Su-Yin Tan, University of Waterloo, SSP16 Core Co-Chair, and SSP16 Space Applications Department Chair adds: “As the first SSP to be hosted in the Middle East, SSP16 promises to be a fascinating session and I am delighted to continue serving as Core Co-Chair.  I look forward to working with ISU and local staff and inviting international experts to Israel to speak about all interdisciplinary aspects of space.  It will also be a pleasure to Chair the Space Applications Department, since Israel's remote sensing satellites are amongst the best worldwide with many companies engaged in satellite operations, development and manufacturing of satellites, and the sale of telecommunication and remote sensing services.  This will offer a wealth of technical activities and visits that will enable participants to learn about the important role of civil and commercial space applications in Israel.”

Congratulations to the SSP16 chairs, co-chairs and associate chairs!

Core Chair 1: Su-Yin Tan, Canada
Core Chair 2: Chris Welch, UK
APP Department Chair: Su-Yin Tan, Canada
ENG Department Chair: Joe Pellegrino, USA
ENG Associate Chair: Maya Glickman-Pariente, Israel
HPS Department Chair: Kris Lehnhardt, Canada
HPS Associate Chair: Ana Diaz Artiles, Spain
HUM Department Co-Chair: Norah Patten, Ireland
HUM Department Co-Chair: Geoff Steeves, Canada
MGB Department Chair: Adil Jafry, USA
PEL Department Chair: Chris Johnson, USA
SCI Department Chair: Rene  Laufer, Germany
TP Big Data Chair: Barak Fishbain, Israel
TP Big Data Associate Chair: Rogan Shimmin, Australia
TP Mars Environment Chair: Jacob Cohen, USA
TP MEC Chair: Remco Timmermans, Netherlands

The Space Studies Program (SSP), an intense two-month professional development course for postgraduate students and professionals of all disciplines, is a unique educational experience. The curriculum covers the principal space related fields, both non-technical and technical and ranges from policy and law, business and management and humanities to life sciences, engineering, physical sciences and space applications. SSP16, the 29th Space Studies Program session will be hosted by the Technion Institute of Technology, Haifa in Israel in 2016 from 12 July to 1 September 2016.

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