ISU Space Studies Program


The Space Studies Program (SSP) is a graduate level professional development program conducted by ISU since 1988. 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. 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.

Each year the SSP convenes in a different location around the world. Moving to a new city and country adds an exciting dynamic as well as new resources and expertise to the program.
The SSP curriculum includes:

  • - Core Lectures covering fundamental concepts across all relevant disciplines,
  • - Theme days presenting keys/issues of space with an interdisciplinary approach,
  • - Hands-on workshops providing practical applications of the concepts presented in the lectures,
  • - Departmental Activities of the seven SSP departments providing in-depth lectures & workshops, professional visits, and individual research projects,
  • - Team Projects in which the SSP participants address a relevant space topic as an international, interdisciplinary, and intercultural team.




How to Apply 

  Please apply through the ISU general admission system:  >> here <<

 ISU SSP 2015 Ohio University Athens

More info on the host and sponsors of SSP15

Ohio University:

NASA Glenn Research Center:


Ohio University SSP15 dedicated webpages:

Download the SSP15 One-pager document: pdfISU SSP15 OHIO NASA 1pager.pdf

Announcement of the partnership with the NASA Glenn Reaserch Center.

Future Space Studies Programs 

  2016: Technion Institute, Haifa, Israel