The International Space University (ISU) has announced that the 29th annual Space Studies Program (SSP) session will be hosted by the Technion Institute of Technology, Haifa in Israel.
"ISU has a long-standing relationship with Israel in general and Technion in particular. Many participants of Israel were able, also thanks to the Ilan Ramon Fund, to attend the ISU programs previously. It is therefore a genuine pleasure for ISU to further enhance this relationship and convene the SSP16 session in Haifa. It is evident that there will be considerable interest from other countries to discover more closely the amazing hi-tech achievements and cultural richness of the host site? declared Prof. Walter Peeters, President of ISU.
Technion President, Prof. Peretz Lavie stated: "The Technion is proud to host the 29th annual Space Studies Program (SSP) in Haifa. The Technion is one of the first Universities that launched a satellite and has an active space program. We will ensure to turn the 29th program into an exciting event that will allow the participants to experience first-hand Technion scientific achievements, and the beauty and culture of Israel".
The SSP is an intense nine-week program which offers the participants a unique and comprehensive professional development experience covering all aspects of space programs and enterprises. Disciplines highlighted include space physical sciences; space engineering; space policy, economics and law; space management and business; space and the humanities; space applications; and human performance in space. This program targets young and seasoned professionals from all disciplines as well as post-graduate university students. The team projects allow participants to refine the topic as a team, and also produce professional quality reports and final presentations, all in the span of a few weeks. Every summer, the SSP takes place in a different location around the world. Recent sessions have convened in Graz, the NASA Ames Research Center, Beijing and Melbourne (Florida). This year the SSP will take place in Montréal, Quebec, Canada in collaboration with ETS and HEC.
"We are delighted to be taking the SSP16 to Israel for our first session to be offered in the Middle East. Technion features world-class facilities and a beautiful campus. Haifa is an excellent location to deliver our signature Interdisciplinary, International, and Intercultural Space Studies Program? added Dr. Angie Bukley, dean of ISU.
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