Educational Institutions

International Space University Organization, Inc.

  • Arlington, VA
  • http://www.isunet.edu

Mission Statement

The International Space University (ISU) is an international, interdisciplinary institution, preparing professionals to respond to the current and future demands of the international space sector. Professionals and postgraduates gain an interdisciplinary perspective of space activities enabling them to work in a global context integrating diverse cultural backgrounds. All major space-related disciplines (technical and non-technical) and their interactions are studied; students participate actively in a worldwide network of space professionals and acquire teamwork and other skills. ISU programs prepare for a career move into the space sector or within it, and introduce postgraduates to professions and research opportunities

ruling year

1988

Principal Officer

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Prof. Walter Peeters

Keywords

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International, interdisciplinary, intercultural, postgraduate education, worldwide, space-sector

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Also Known As

ISU

EIN

52-1511773

 Number

8005985279

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

Graduate, Professional(Separate Entities) (B50)

University or Technological (B43)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Program 1

ISU offers a 2-month space studies program (SSP) and two 12-month Master's degrees: a Master of Space Studies (MSS) and a Master of Space Management (MSM). The SSP is hosted by an institution in a different country each year. The Masters' Programs are based at the Strasbourg campus, apart from a 12-week professional internship in space organizations and industries around the world. They also include advanced study in all relevant fields and an individual project. In addition, ISU organizes an annual international symposium on a topic of contemporary significance and short courses tailored to the requirements of the customer that commissions them.

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INTERNATIONAL SPACE UNIVERSITY ORGANIZATION INC.
Fiscal year: Sep 01-Aug 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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International Space University Organization, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Prof. Walter Peeters

BIO

Prof. Peeters
holds a bachelor degree in engineering and applied economics from Catholic
University of Louvain, Belgium, a Master of Business Administration degree from
Louvain and Cornell University as well as a Ph.D. in Industrial Organization
from TU Delft in the Netherlands. Prof. Peeters has been on an ESA detachment to
ISU since 2000 acting successively as Associate Dean and Dean and also professor
in Space Business and Management. Prof. Peeters joined ESA in 1983 in a number
of project control and management functions. He was Head of the Coordination
Office of the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, with strong involvement in
the EUROMIR missions. Author of various high quality articles on incentive
contracting; project management, space commercialization and organization in the
space sector, Prof. Peeters is also the author of the best seller "Space
Marketing" (Kluwer, 2000). Peeters has also been contributing to various
organizations in the area of space commercialization (Working Group 2000, JAXA,
OECD, IAC, IBA).

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