ISU - Summer 2024

ISU appoints Professor Nicolas Peter as Acting President

Professor Nicolas Peter at the International Space University. Credit International Space University
Professor Nicolas Peter at the International Space University. Credit: International Space University

London, 13 December 2023.- Nicolas Peter has been appointed Acting President of the International Space University (ISU), ISU announced. He is succeeding Professor Pascale Ehrenfreund who has served as President since September 2021. 

Prof. Peter has been Professor of the practice in Space Policy and International Affairs for over two years. Alongside his teaching duties in the Master Space Studies Program and Executive Education courses, Professor Peter has also launched the Space Policy and Entrepreneurship Lab (SPEL) and oversaw the activity of the ISU Incubator. He is in charge of international relations for the university and played an instrumental part in winning three research grants for ISU in the past months. 

“As I step into the role of Acting President, I am committed to ensuring that the International Space University remains at the forefront of space education and innovation, nurturing the next generation of space leaders and fostering collaboration within the global space community,” said Peter. “Together with our talented resident and global faculty, staff, students, and also our strong Alumni network, we will ensure ISU remains the world’s premier higher education institution dedicated to space.”

ISU declared that Peter, with his career at the European Space Agency (ESA), the European Commission, and the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), is well positioned to lead the university towards its next step.

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