ISU is the sole university worldwide devoted entirely to space education since 1987. Today, ISU is made up of a unique network around the world with a Central Campus in Strasbourg, with hubs in the USA and the AsiaPacific region, and partnerships with leading space organizations worldwide. ISU is a 35-year success story with 5200 alumni shaping the international space ecosystem in 110 countries including astronauts and entrepreneurs along with current and former space industry and government leaders.


Master of space studies

The Master of Space Studies (MSS) is a one- or two-year interdisciplinary graduate degree program. The MSS covers all aspects of the global space domain and is designed for students from a diverse range of educational, cultural and professional backgrounds.

Since 1995 the MSS program offers a cutting-edge knowledge base for a successful career in the space sector.

1-2 years
Strasbourg, Central Campus, France

Space studies program

The Space Studies Program (SSP) offers an intensive nine-week course hosted each year in the timeframe June-August in different locations around the world. The SSP provides courses in all space disciplines, as well as hands-on education through workshops and professional visits.

Since 1988, the SSP program exposes participants to broad new perspectives on the world’s space activities.

9 weeks, June-August
Itinerant program, hosted in different countries

Southern hemisphere program

The Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program (SHSSP) is an intensive, five week program providing a multidisciplinary understanding of the key activities and areas of knowledge required by today’s space professionals.

The SHSSP aims to act as a catalyst boosting the role of space for countries in the southern hemisphere and those cooperating with them.

5 weeks, January-February
Adelaide, Australia

Executive space course

The Executive Space Courses (ESC) provide an overview of space and space-related subjects including administration, finance, law, business and management for professionals of diverse backgrounds.

Executive education can be tailored to specific participants and organizations and is regularly organized by ISU, in person, online or in hybrid mode.

1 week
Onsite and online around the world

Digital Education

With its various digital education programs, ISU is committed to reach and provide education to every person with internet access on the planet. These programs are designed to be fully synchronous and highly interactive, where the participants are challenged to work in distributed teams and across time zones, similar to how humanity might work in the future with diverse groups on Earth, in orbit, on the Moon, Mars and in interplanetary Space.


Program Calendar

2-3 May 2022

Space Resources Course, Luxembourg

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2-3 May 2022
27 June - 26 August 2022

SSP Oeiras, Portugal

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27 June - 26 August 2022
1 September 2022

MSS, ISU Central Campus

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1 September 2022
20-24 March 2023

Executive Space Course, Strasbourg


20-24 March 2023



The start-up incubator at ISU’s Central Campus is the right place to launch your space business and benefit from a multidisciplinary expertise in research & development, business and finance. The location is a hub for you to meet with ISU faculty and visiting lecturers from academia, space agencies and industry from around the world.


The mission of the ISU Library is to provide services in support of the teaching, learning and research objectives of the International Space University. 

More than 160 Team Projects (TP) conducted by ISU alumni are freely available on the ISU library online platform. TPs cover the gamut of space endeavors, including human and robotic exploration, remote sensing and satellite applications for science and business, natural and human-made threats to global and regional “health”, entrepreneurial space enterprises, as well as other timely and relevant topics.

Whether you are conducting research or preparing an assignment, look no further, log onto the ISU Library!

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