UK space students graduate from International Space University

UK space students graduate from International Space University

6 UK graduates have just had their first taste of working in the space sector with the successful completion of the International Space University’s two-month Space Studies Programme (SSP).

With funding assistance from the UK Space Agency’s ISU Scholarship scheme, they were exposed to a wide range of disciplines related to space programmes and enterprises.

An additional grant winner has just started a 1 year MSc at the ISU and one of the students from the two month SSP will be joining him. This years SSP was held at the Graz University of Technology in Austria.

The ISU provides graduate-level training to the future leaders of the emerging global space community. In its two-month Space Studies Programme and one-year Masters Programme, ISU offers its students a unique core curriculum including study areas such as space science, space engineering, systems engineering, space policy and law, business and management, and space and society. Both courses also involve an intense student research team project providing international graduate students and young space professionals with the opportunity to solve complex problems by working together in an intercultural environment.

Since its founding in 1987, ISU has graduated more than 2900 students from 100 countries. Together with hundreds of ISU faculty and lecturers from around the world, the ISU alumni comprise an extremely effective network of space professionals and leaders that actively facilitate individual career growth, professional activities and international space cooperation.

Jeremy Curtis, Head of Education for the UK Space Agency, said, “The UK has a thriving space sector, directly employing 24,900 people, supporting a further 60,000 jobs and providing cutting edge technology and expertise to many big international space missions. We’re keen to keep up this trend and to nurture the talent we have here in UK.”

The Space Studies students are:

Ben Wilcock
Chris Johnson
Chris Brunskill
Mark McCrum
Berivan Esen

The MSc students are:

Ben Wilcock
Andrew Henry