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ISU Symposium Will Focus on ISS

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ISU Symposium Will Focus on ISS Each year, the International Space University (ISU) holds a three-day symposium addressing a topical theme from an interdisciplinary and international perspective. The theme for next year is The International Space Station: Maximizing the Return from Extended Operations. The interdisciplinary international forum will bring together users and providers of space-related systems to discuss opportunities and possibilities offered by extending ISS operation to at least 2020.

ISU expects approximately 200 participants from agencies, industry and academia from more than 30 different countries to participate in the Feb. 15-17, 2011, meeting in Strasbourg, France.

ISU provides graduate-level training to the future leaders of the emerging global space community at its Central Campus in Strasbourg and at locations around the world. Its two-month Space Studies Program and one-year Masters program offer students a core curriculum covering all disciplines related to space programs and enterprises: space science, space engineering, systems engineering, space policy and law, business and management, and space and society. Both programs include an intense team research project that provides international graduate students and young space professionals the opportunity to solve complex projects by working together in an intercultural environment. Since its founding in 1987, ISU has graduated more than 3,000 students from 100 countries. ISU is a strategic partner of the Space Foundation.


This article is part of Space Watch: December 2010 (Volume: 9, Issue: 12).