ISU Portes Ouvertes - Open Day 25/03/2018

Venez décrocher la Lune à l’ISU le dimanche 25 mars 2018 de 11.00 à 17.00 !  La journée Portes Ouvertes de l’Université Internationale de l’Espace (ISU) aura lieu le dimanche 25 mars 2018 de 11.00 à 17.00, sur le campus central de l’ISU, Parc d’Innovation, Illkirch Graffenstaden.

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ISU Assigns Next Space Studies  Program Locations

At the occasion of the International Space University’s (ISU) 58th Board Of Trustees (BOT) meeting, held on 1st March 2018 in Strasbourg, the ISU BOT has assigned a number of locations for the future Space Studies Program (SSP) sites.

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MSS18 Vittorio Rossello Reports on a Visit to Eurospace and ESA

The International Space University (ISU) Master of Space Studies (MSS18) participants were split into two groups on 9th March 2018 for several professional visits. Professional visits are a noteworthy aspect of the MSS program as they enable participants to meet people from the industry and space agencies.

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Our Programs

Master of Space Studies

Designed for students looking for the competitive edge that will help them obtain a career in the space sector, professionals interested in making a career move into or within the space sector, and researchers wishing to broaden their knowledge or make the move from academic life into the space industry.

Space Studies Program

Two-month course for postgraduate students and professionals of all disciplines. The curriculum covers the principal space related fields, both non-technical and technical. 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.

Southern Hemisphere Program

Intensive five week, live-in experience built around an international, intercultural, and interdisciplinary educational philosophy for which ISU is renowned. The program provides a multidisciplinary understanding of the key activities and areas of knowledge required by today’s space professions.

Executive Space Course

Provides an overview of space-related subjects for professionals of diverse backgrounds, including marketing, finance, law & contracts management. Professionals leave with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to communicate more effectively with their technical colleagues.

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ISU is seeking a dynamic experienced individual for the position of President

Founded in 1987, ISU is the world’s leading private, non-profit institution of higher education, dedicated to the development of outer space for peaceful purposes through international, intercultural and interdisciplinary education and research programs.

ISU offers a variety of programs ranging from its full-year central campus based Master of Space Studies, to its Space Studies Program, a two-month professional development program that has convened annually every Summer since 1988 at various locations around the world, to its one-month Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program, held annually in Australia, to Professional Development Programs held in various countries.

ISU’s central campus and global headquarters are located in Illkirch-Graffenstaden near Strasbourg, France. For more information, please visit the ISU website at

The Board of Trustees will nominate a successor to the present ISU President to take up his/her duties beginning as early as January 2018 and as late as September 2018, depending on arrangements to be made with the selected candidate.


The ideal candidate shall be an entrepreneurial, strategic and inspirational leader with demonstrated success managing an institution in an international, multidisciplinary environment, with a track record in academic institutions. He or she shall also have demonstrated success as a fundraiser to be able to secure the resources to allow ISU to achieve ever-higher levels of excellence. He or she should be well-reputed with proven experience in international negotiations and exchanges. The next President shall also be an effective communicator and a forceful advocate for ISU.

It is desirable that the candidate have a PhD degree or equivalent. He or she must be fluent in English and proficiency in French would be an asset, as would good knowledge of the space sector and related areas.

Application Information

Interested applicants are requested to send their cover letter and C.V. to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 30 Sept 2017.

The International Space University is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, religion, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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"Attending ISU has been, for me, the ultimate eye-opening experience. Attending the Master of Space Studies allowed me to pursue my personal interests with a limit determined only by my imagination."

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