More than 200 ISU Alumni at IAC19 in Washington DC

The International Astronautical Congress IAC has been a major opportunity for ISU to showcase its growing alumni base: dozens of them presented papers with strong connections to recent Team Projects. Here is a summary of the most salient highlights of the week.

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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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ISU Alumnus Göktuğ Karacalıoğlu Nominated SHSSP20 & SSP20 Director

The International Space University ISU is pleased to announce the appointment of Arif Göktuğ Karacalıoğlu as director of the Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program SHSSP 2020 and Space Studies Program SSP 2020. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this demanding role.

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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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Season’s Greetings from International Space University

The most striking event for ISU in 2015 was the 20 years anniversary of the Master of Space Studies program. It was the occasion for our local partners to make a strong promotion in the streets of Strasbourg, making the people aware that the extraterrestrial had already landed in Alsace since a long time!

mss20A number of events were locally organized to illustrate that ISU was, already since 20 years graduating Master students, after the Space Studies Program (SSP), the second step in the very visionary plan of our Founders!
As reported earlier, one of the most noted events was the fact that a large number of the first MSS class (MSS96) came back to Strasbourg for a joint event with the present MSS class.
In the meanwhile some 900 students graduated in ISU’s MSS. Similar to the SSP alumni, they are now gradually occupying important functions in the different areas of the space sector, and together form the most powerful network in the space area.  This was again very visible at the last IAC in Jerusalem, where close to 10% of the participants present were ISU alumni!
We have therefore decided to put our New Year’s wishes based on this remarkable theme, as you can note from the electronic card below:



With this in mind, and knowing that ISU is ready for several decades of new successes, I wish all in ISU, faculty, staff, sponsors and evidently alumni, all the best for 2016, a year where we are also looking forward to the SSP in Technion, in a region where ISU was not present before.
Best wishes to all and counting on your support as we could count on it in the past!
Walter Peeters
President, ISU


"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 -