Last summer Delft University of Technology collaborated with Netherlands Space Office (NSO), University of Leiden and ESA-ESTEC to host the Space Studies Program (SSP18) of the International Space University (ISU). In total there were 135 young space professionals gathered from all over the world, including 14 Dutch participants, participating in this intensive nine-week studies program.
The Space Studies Program (SSP) is a graduate-level professional development program conducted by ISU since 1988. The curriculum covers the space-related fields, both non-technical and technical and ranges from policy and law, business and management and humanities to life sciences, engineering, physical sciences and space applications. The shared experience of an international, interactive working environment is an ideal networking platform leading to the creation of an extensive, international, multidisciplinary professional network comprising the program’s alumni (numbering more than 4000 to date), faculty members and visiting lecturers.
This year the SSP19 will take place from June 24 till August 23, 2019, in Strasbourg, France.
The NSO and Stichting Space Professionals Foundation (SSPF, responsible for possible co-financing of participants from the Netherlands https://www.sspf.nl/) aim to trigger the interest of those who would like to be part of this international environment of space enthusiasts. Deadline of the first application round is January 31, 2019. More information can be found on the website:www.isunet.edu