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New guidelines for the use of GENerative Artificial Intelligence (Gen-AI)

Gen-AI will accelerate the process of digital transformation in education. All stakeholders (students, teachers, academia) need better insight into the impact of Gen-AI on both the educational journey and on our daily life.

In collaboration with ISU Community members ISU has established “Guidelines for the Use of Generative AI at the International Space University” that apply to all ISU program participants, faculty and staff. The purpose of these guidelines is to provide a clear framework for the ethical and responsible use of Gen-AI tools in academic settings. Furthermore, these guidelines direct users in their interaction with Gen-AI tools to ensure academic integrity and to promote the understanding and effective use of Gen-AI in advancing education and research. As ISU embraces advancements in AI technologies, ISU recognizes the profound impact that Gen-AI, like ChatGPT and other emerging tools, can have on education. The rapid innovation of the AI field makes it impossible to provide a rigid set of rules. For this reason, these guidelines aim to provide ISU program participants, faculty and staff with basic principles for ethical, responsible, and effective use of AI tools in an academic environment. This is dynamic document and will be regularly updated.

Code of Conduct

ISU’s Code of Conduct and Ethics (COCE) commits everyone in the ISU community to the highest ethical standards in furtherance of ISU’s mission of teaching, research, and service. The foundations of ethical behavior at ISU are a commitment to respecting the rights and dignity of all persons and a commitment to discharging our obligations to others in a fair and honest manner. Every member of ISU plays an important role in keeping these commitments by demonstrating integrity and respect in his or her daily activities and in the performance of their responsibilities.

The ISU COCE establishes a statement of principles to guide the activities of all ISU faculty, staff, and students, who are required to acknowledge and abide to it. The full text of the COCE is available online as part of the Academic Handbook (see chapter V).

Academic Handbook

This Academic Handbook describes the various academic components of the International Space University (ISU) and presents the rules and processes that apply to the ISU Faculty, academic staff, and students and participants with the aim of ensuring the highest standards of academic quality within the programs undertaken by the University. Its contents were reviewed and discussed by the Committee on Academic Appointment, Review, and Evaluation (CARE), the Academic Council, and were endorsed by the Board of Trustees.

ISU Central Campus Building Rules

We welcome visitors, students and staff to ISU’s Central Campus building and hope that people from all over the world, from different cultures and backgrounds, will feel comfortable here. As an institution, ISU aims to promote international and intercultural relationships. We hope that the ISU building will enhance ISU’s reputation as a leading global venue for space education and foster friendship among students, staff and all other communities.
We ask for your cooperation in maintaining an environment conducive to education and other appropriate uses of the building, and in complying with certain rules of conduct intended to ensure the comfort and protection of all who use the ISU facility.

Action Plan on Professional Equality Between Women and Men

This plan is part of the social policy of the International Space University which has been committed for 35 years to the promotion of professional equality and affirms its commitment to the principle of non-discrimination between men and women.

ISU E-Community Charter

This Charter sets out the terms for your membership of the International Space University E-Community. By joining the E-Community, you agree to comply with these terms.

The International Space University (ISU) is a non-profit educational institution dedicated to promoting the peaceful exploration and development of space through international, intercultural, and interdisciplinary space education.
ISU also serves as a neutral international forum for the exchange of knowledge and ideas on challenging issues related to space and space applications. Its programs impart critical skills essential to future space initiatives in the public and private sectors while they:

  • Inspire enthusiasm
  • Promote international and intercultural understanding and cooperation
  • Foster an interactive global network of students, teachers, researchers, staff and alumni.