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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Support International Space University - ISU 4.0

ISU sustains its position at the Campus in Strasbourg by signing a new 15-year lease agreement. It therefore will have access to more physical space and we can start envisaging a next step in the ISU success-story, with your help also!

In 2017 the first ISU experiments will be launched to the International Space Station, in particular the SMiLE experiment and the MMARS1 experiment. Further steps are taken to launch an experiment, named Ice-Cube, at the end of 2017. Additional plans are envisaged to stimulate incubator activities for alumni and involvement in research for students performing a thesis year at ISU - also via a follow-on MMARS2 experiment. One obvious example would be to build a clean room at ISU to allow, in the future, for assembly and integration of experiments or for general research support.

All these activities will enable ISU to propel from the known outstanding education institution towards an additional dimension of incubator and research activities - hence the ISU 4.0 slogan.

To perform this step, we have to invest. And at this time of the year, we therefore address ourselves to you, our alumni and supporters. Help ISU to fulfil this dream and support us financially.

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