Space Education Evening


Outreach Event


At 18:30
The Netherlands


– Organiser: NVR, SSPF
– Language: English, Dutch
– Virtual or in-person: In-person

Join us for a captivating Space Education Evening on January 30, 2024. This event is an invaluable opportunity to discover the Space Studies Program (SSP) provided by the International Space University and Space for Business Program. 

Selected speakers and alumni will provide insights into both programs and share their experiences and the application process. Join the event and learn whether SSP or S4B is for you! 

Whether you are a young professional, a space expert seeking diversification, a tech entrepreneur, a medical professional, an innovator, an artist, an investor, an app developer, an institutional stakeholder or a policy maker, the multidisciplinary nature of both programs promises to open your horizons and foster career growth. 

Programme (subject to changes)

18:30 Doors open, and coffee

19:00 Welcome and Introduction – Gerard Blaauw, chairman of SSPF

19:05 About the International Space University and the Space Studies Program – Nicolas Peter, acting president of International Space University

19:25 About three Business Universities and the Space for Business program – René Olie, program director Space for Business, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Experiences and benefits (moderated session)

19:35 Pitches by alumni

19:55 Panel discussion with alumni Nicolas Peter and René Olie

20:25 A talk in two parts – Tanja Masson- Zwaan, assistant professor & deputy director IIASL, Leiden University and member of the ISU’s Campus Climate Committee :

  • Multidisciplinary space courses from a university perspective
  • ISU’s Campus Climate Committee

20:45 SSPF – Experiences and way forward for SSP24 and Space for Business – Pieter van Beekhuizen, SSPF Board

20:55 Audience Q&A

21:15 Drinks, networking & expression of interest to SSPF

22:15 Closure

Organized by the SSP Foundation (SSPF) and the NVR and featuring distinguished speakers, the evening promises a rich exploration of space education and its real-world applications.

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