During its regular meeting of 16 January, the International Space University’s Board of Trustees considered the progress of preparations for ISU’s 2020 Space Studies Program (SSP20) initially planned in China, and decided to continue working with its Chinese partners to obtain the necessary support for a future SSP, and to switch to an alternative host site for SSP20.
For SSP 2020, the announcement of the selected host site is planned to be made on 28 January 2020, when the program dates of 22 June to 21 August should also be confirmed. The core academic team and the Faculty Chairs are all confirmed and are already preparing a high-quality curriculum for SSP20.
For SSP 2021, participants and visiting experts will benefit from state of the art facilities at the University of Granada, space related institutes and companies, support from the Spanish space sector at large and other sponsors. Granada offers an excellent and safe city environment and Summer temperatures that benefit from the proximity of Sierra Nevada and the city’s altitude of over 700 m, a unique historical and cultural offer and the well-known hospitality of the Andalusian people.
For SSP 2022 and beyond, the ISU is assessing proposals from several candidate sites around the world. The evaluation and selection of future hosts sites will certainly take into account the significant progress already made with several Chinese universities, with large space corporations, research institutes and start-up companies who have worked hand in hand with ISU Faculty to design a very attractive academic curriculum that the ISU wishes to offer in China in the future.