May 14, 2021. By Kolemann Lutz
Mars University and International Space University entered into a partnership by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on May 8, 2021.
After months of conversations, MarsU is delighted to partner with ISU to benefit both students, alumni, and life throughout the Solar system. International Space University is an international nonprofit organization founded in 1987 that began similar to MarsU with a
short summer program (now called the Space Studies Program) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Fast forward 34 years later in the present day, ISU provides several academic space programs and has established a central campus in Strasbourg, France with five academic programs, 300+ faculty experts, and 5,000 Alumni throughout 110 countries.
As outlined in the Memorandum of Understanding, the partnership enables both organizations to support the knowledge, interests, and capacity of our students, participants, faculty, staff, and communities. ISU and MarsU intend to give discounts on tuition to other University’s students and alumni to participate in academic programs.
"We're excited to welcome ISU students and alumni to receive at least a 10% tuition discount for MarsU's Online Certificate Program in Mars Settlement and Exploration in August 2021 and the Summer Program in June 2022", mentioned by Kolemann Lutz, Cofounder at MarsU.
The partnership establishes open-ended collaboration between students, faculty, and researchers through workshops, internships, teaching assistants, research opportunities, and other means of collaboration.
MarsU is interested in engaging in similar partnerships with other organizations to educate, inspire, and empower humanity to create a habitable world on planet Mars.
The MOU helps establish the beginning of a long term partnership between ISU and MarsU
to advance peaceful activities in space, to extend life beyond Earth’s biosphere, and to become a multiplanetary and space faring civilization.