NSR is very pleased to have a unique and active working relationship with the International Space University (ISU), the world’s premier higher education institution dedicated to space, located in Strasbourg, France. Over the years, numerous ISU Alumni have joined the NSR Team including, current NSR Research Director Claude Rousseau, MSS 99, also Adjunct Faculty at ISU. NSR has supported various ISU events, including Alumni events, university conferences (SpaceUP), Executive Training (ESC) and students projects.
NSR and ISU have an active Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) affirming their commitment and common interests in pursuing the highest quality standard in both education and research – in subjects related to the peaceful exploration, development and utilization of space; while recognizing the importance of multi-disciplinary and international studies in space-related activities.
The NSR-ISU cooperation includes a formal annual internship program offered to ISU Masters of Space Studies (MSS) participants. This program provides ISU students with a great opportunity for real world experience in one of the top space and satellite industry consultancies and has assisted some interns to transition into full time Analysts upon graduation from ISU.
The NSR – ISU collaboration has also created the annual NSR Award Prize. It is a rigorous competition based on academic merit where a Prize is allocated to the best business-related individual project
NSR President Christopher Baugh:
‘’It is vital for NSR Analysts to understand both the technical aspects of space operations, as well as the business-related issues. This requires a strong interdisciplinary background in the areas of space and satellite, and ISU prepares its students with a curriculum that clearly fits this need. A majority of the NSR Analyst team are alumni from the ISU programs”.
“Many of our young graduates have the right skillset as business analyst, thanks to the interdisciplinary education they received in ISU. Having NSR professionals lecturing on topics such as space markets and business consulting at ISU is therefore a tremendous contribution to their education, as the students get familiar with the terms, methods and specific requirements of this unique profession”.
The International Space University, founded in 1987 in Massachusetts, U.S. and now headquartered in Strasbourg, France, is the world’s premier international space education institution. It is supported by major space agencies and aerospace organizations from around the world. The graduate level programs offered by ISU are dedicated to promoting international, interdisciplinary and intercultural cooperation in space activities. ISU offers the Master of Science in Space Studies program at its Central Campus in Strasbourg. Since the summer of 1988, ISU also conducts the highly acclaimed two-month Space Studies Program at different host institutions in locations spanning the globe. ISU programs are delivered by over 100 ISU faculty members in concert with invited industry and agency experts from institutions around the world. Since its founding, 25 years ago, more than 4200 students from over 100 countries graduated from ISU.