Approximately 120 students from all over the world will participate in the Space Studies Program. An international cadre of distinguished professors will teach the classes. The curriculum covers the major space-related fields, both technical and non-technical, and ranges from engineering, physical sciences and satellite applications to life sciences, policy, management and humanities.
"With its historic charm and tradition of scientific excellence Graz is an ideal host for the SSP. From modern launcher technology to state of the art satellite laboratories and astronomical instruments, Graz will have plenty to offer to students seeking to prepare for leadership roles in the space sector" says Dr.Michael K. Simpson, President of ISU.
The areas of strength of Graz University of Technology are combined in five interdisciplinary fields of expertise. These key fields make up the scientific fingerprint of the university at the heart of Europe on its journey to the international pinnacle. Excellent contacts with industry and business can be seen in numerous participations in scientific competence centres and research networks. Co-operations with scientific partner institutes act as a further dynamo to success. Scientists carry out research and development at the highest level in the seven faculties and their 100-plus institutes. All these factors relate to ISU's international, interdisciplinary and intercultural credo.
The International Space University was established in 1987 as 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. The space studies program is an intense nine-week course for postgraduate students and young professionals.
SSP will "land" in the beautiful city of Graz, in Austria. The city is indeed a striking beauty, to the point of rendering one sleepless. Self-confidently, the city presents itself and others both with new, fascinating landmarks and historic monuments, among them entire parts of the city, such as the Old Town, ennobled and protected as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. But Graz is above all a melting pot of cultures. Since centuries, musicians, literates, architects and designer set the tone in this Cultural Capital.
"In 2011 Graz University of Technology will be celebrating its 200th anniversary. Two centuries after its foundation the university with its crystal-clear scientific focus is younger than ever before. Space Science has become one of its outstanding areas of competence. With its active participation in international and national space projects in the areas of satellite communication & navigation, remote sensing, satellite geodesy, and space science TU Graz is in an excellent position to host and contribute to the prestigious Space Studies Program in 2011" says Hans Sünkel, rector of TU Graz.
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