What is ISU?


The International Space University develops the future leaders of the world space community by providing interdisciplinary educational programs to students and space professionals in an international, intercultural environment.

ISU also serves as a neutral international forum for the exchange of knowledge and ideas on challenging issues related to space and space applications.

ISU programs impart critical skills essential to future space initiatives in the public and private sectors while they:

  • Inspire enthusiasm
  • Promote international understanding and cooperation
  • Foster an interactive global network of students, teachers and alumni
  • Encourage the innovative development of space for peaceful purposes: to improve life on Earth and advance humanity into space.
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3IsBuilding on specialist knowledge already acquired, ISU relates this to all aspects influencing the successful outcome of space development and use. At ISU, programs are:

Broad-based educational programs that encompass all disciplines relevant to space scientific, engineering, economic, regulatory, political and organizational provide students with a multi-dimensional perspective, vital for understanding and effectively dealing with complex space development and utilization issues.

Global networking opportunities and intensive teamwork practices at ISU give its diverse student body the edge when performing in competitive and collaborative international space programs.

Interacting with people from a variety of different backgrounds: academic, cultural and national, with varied approaches to problem solving and occasionally conflicting objectives, prepares ISU students for the multicultural environment of today's world space community.

founders12 April 1995
WE, THE FOUNDERS of the International Space University, do hereby set forth this Credo as the basis for fulfilling ISU's goals and full potential.

INTERNATIONAL SPACE UNIVERSITY is an institution founded on the vision of a peaceful, prosperous and boundless future through the study, exploration and development of Space for the benefit of all humanity.

ISU is an institution dedicated to international affiliations, collaboration, and open, scholarly pursuits related to outer space exploration and development. It is a place where students and faculty from all backgrounds are welcomed; where diversity of culture, philosophy, lifestyle, training and opinion are honored and nurtured.

ISU is an institution which recognizes the importance of interdisciplinary studies for the successful exploration and development of space. ISU strives to promote an understanding and appreciation of the Cosmos through the constant evolution of new programs and curricula in relevant areas of study. To this end, ISU will be augmented by an expanding base of campus facilities, networks and affiliations both on and off the Earth.

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