ISU ALUMNI 1988-2020: 5,000 Alumni in 110 countries

ISU 2019-05-16

Dear Alumni,

Welcome to your dedicated page!

More than thirty years after the foundation of ISU, you are now more than 5000 from over 110 countries…

Whether you are interested in finding out about the latest alumni news or events (such as the next alumni conference), contacting other alumni from your country or even creating a new alumni association, this is the place to be!

Warm regards from Strasbourg,

Nassim Bovet

MSS01, Head of Admissions and Alumni Affairs

Alumni Conference

The online ISU Alumni Conference will take place from 30 July to 1 August 2021.

Click here to book your ticket !

Alumni Magazine

On behalf of myself (Graham Weaver – Managing Editor), Maria Perino (Editor in Chief), Tihomir Dimitrov (Layout and Graphics), Abdul M Ismail (Deputy Editor), our Contributing Editors and especially all of our Authors, may I welcome you to the latest issue of Space Talk – The Next Generation (SpaceTalk-TNG), the new quarterly e-magazine produced for Alumni of all ISU courses, by the Alumni Community.

We welcome any and all feedback/suggestions to:

You’ll find this latest issue located here.

Meanwhile, the previous issues are still available here.

Our aim, with SpaceTalk-TNG, is to reach out to alumni of ISU from all countries, cultures, disciplines and generations. We welcome articles on all topics whether directly Space related or not.

We’re already beginning the planning of our next issue, please do consider contributing! See the back cover for details on how to contribute.

Keep in touch!

Graham Weaver
Managing Editor, SpaceTalk-TNG

Space Cafe

SpaceCafé is a community gathering for space professionals created by International Space University alums and is taking place regularly in several locations around the globe. With the help of many ISU alums, including Michael Potter, we aim to bring SpaceCafé to every city where ISU alums reside.

The premier SpaceCafé event took place in October 2011 in Washington, DC.

Nowadays there are SpaceCafés in Washington DC, Tokyo, Montreal, Luxemburg and Tel Aviv and more to come.

Please refer to the SpaceCafé.global website as well as the SpaceCafé Facebook page to find the next event online or in a city close to you.

Alumni Representative

The International Space University is pleased to announce that Soyeon Yi (SSP09) has been elected as the new Alumni representative, with 291 votes out of 450. Many thanks again to all those who voted and to all the 14 nominees, in particular to the second finalist Halit Mirahmetoglu (SSP07, MSM09). In order to best serve the ISU alumni community, Soyeon, Halit and ISU have agreed that as of 15 November 2019, Halit will be Deputy Alumni representative. In his role, Halit will assist Soyeon in her various duties, including being her back-up at Board of Trustees meetings.

Soyeon is an astronaut and biotechnologist who became the first Korean to fly in space. Upon return from her mission aboard the ISS, Yi continued as a KARI researcher attending the International Space University before retiring from the agency to pursue an MBA at the University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business and joining commercial astronaut corps the Association of Spaceflight Professionals.

Soyeon said:

“… Therefore I realized that I needed to study about space, which led me to the International Space University (ISU) Space Studies Program (SSP). During the SSP, I worked with space professionals from all over the world and learned various space things. I had a wonderful time at ISU. It was incredibly rewarding, both personally and professionally and I have made many new friends.”

ISU extends its renewed thanks to outgoing representative Julio Aprea (MSS05).

Best wishes to Soyeon as we welcome her as new ISU alumni representative, and look ahead to the coming years.

What are the responsibilities of an alumni rep?

  • Attend ISU Board of Trustees meetings twice a year. The Board of Trustees determines ISU’s overall objectives and oversees the University’s affairs.
  • Collect ISU alumni’s feedback and suggestions
  • Support the ISU alumni associations worldwide
  • Encourage fellow alumni to become ISU ambassadors


2020 IAF Young Space Leaders Recognition Programme:
Emmanuelle David (SSP13)
Luis Ferreira (SSP12)
Arnau Pons (SSP15)

SSPI’s “20 Under 35” future leaders:
Bethany Downer (MSS17)
Giulia Federico (SSP11)
Joost van Oorschot (MSS17)
Tobias Niederwieser (SSP16)
Mansoor Shar (MSS15)



Photo Credit: IAF

Connect 2 ISU & Job Center

What does Connect2ISU offer?


Alumni Associations

African Alumni Association (ISU-AAA) Facebook page

Australasian Alumni of the International Space University Facebook page

Canadian Alumni of ISU (CAISU)


Facebook page

ISU-France Alumni Association Facebook page

ISU Germany Facebook page

ISU Greek Alumni Network Facebook page


General point of contact: Mr Ofer Lapid

Scholarship champion: Mr Daniel Rockberger

Facebook page

Italian Alumni Association LinkedIn group


Japan Alumni Society for ISU Facebook Page

ISU Latin America Facebook page

ISU Nordic Alumni Network Facebook page

ISU Poland Facebook page

ISU Russian Alumni Facebook page

ISU*UK Alumni Association Facebook page

International Space University USA alumni Website


Academic transcripts detail the student’s marks for all evaluation elements completed and evaluated to-date. 

ISU cannot reissue a diploma. If you lose your diploma, unfortunately we cannot send you another one. ISU does not issue an attested version of a diploma.

Student records are confidential. Transcripts will only be issued at the request of the student concerned.
Transcripts will not be issued for anyone with outstanding fee payments or fines due to the University.
Transcripts will be issued within 12 to 15 working days from receipt of payment (note that the period between 24 December and 2 January are not considered working days at ISU).
All transcripts are issued in signed and sealed envelopes. Any additional requirements, e.g. reference codes, cover forms to be sent with the transcript must be included with your request.
Transcripts are sent out by standard post or, for an extra fee, by UPS express courrier.
Transcripts will not be sent by email or fax.

To request a transcript of your academic records, please:


For currently registered students, there is no fee for transcripts collected in person or sent via standard post.

In other cases, for transcripts sent via e-mail, standard post, or collected in person:

Standard fee of 15€ or US$21 for up to a maximum of three copies per program sent in one package to the same address. If transcripts are requested to be sent to more than one address, the same charge will apply again for each address (i.e. Total charge = Standard fee x No. of addresses).

For transcripts sent by UPS express courrier to countries within the European Union:
An additional fee of 100€ or US$115 per address.

For transcripts sent by UPS express courrier to countries outside the European Union:
140€ or US$160 additional fee per address.


Some MSc alumni may need to have an apostil from the French government on their diploma for various purposes.
The apostil authenticates a public document.

Nevertheless, ISU is NOT a public institution. Therefore ISU MSc diplomas cannot get the apostil directly on them but if they are accompanied by a certificate made by a notary, the apostil can be put on the certificate of the notary itself.Note that this is the certificate from the notary that will be authenticated, not the diploma.

Also be aware that there are no other ways to proceed and ISU will only use the procedure described below.

If you wish to go through this procedure, ISU can do it on your behalf provided that you pay for it in advance and that we receive your written request and diploma.

Once your payment and diploma are received by ISU, this procedure may take more than a month to be completed – depending on the MSS Program Director and notary’s availability-.

The procedure is the following:

1/ You must fill in the request form, pay the fees and send your original diploma to: MSS Program Coordinator – ISU – 1 rue J.D. Cassini – 67400 Illkirch-Graffenstaden-France
ISU declines responsibility in case your diploma gets lost by postal services.

2/ ISU will organize an appointment with a notary so that the MSS Program Director signs your MSc diploma again in front of the notary. The notary will then create a certificate confirming that the person who signed in front of him is the program director.

3/ Once the certificate from the Notary is done; all the documents – diploma + certificate from notary – will be mailed to the Court of Appeal.

4/When we receive your diploma and the certificate of the notary back from the Court of Appeal, we will mail all those documents back to you using the recommendations your provided while ordering the apostil.

Fill in the apostil request form here.

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