“If you want to make one giant leap with us this summer, together with one hundred already selected participants – sign up before 30 April 2016!” - John Connolly, director of the Space Studies Program 2016.

In less than three months over 100 space enthusiasts will participate in ISU’s 29th Space Studies Program. This session located for the first time in the Middle East, is hosted by The Technion, Haifa, Israel, one of the first universities having launched a satellite and holding a space program.
The participants will be welcomed by Prof. Pini Gurfil, head of the Asher Space Research Institute and director of the local organizing committee of this SSP. They will be exposed, in the true spirit of ISU, to a fine and dense mix of activities including an encounter with Buzz Aldrin – ISU Chancellor, Rona Ramon, Ilan Ramon’s widow, Jessica Meir a model rocket launch from a kibbutz, a spectacular viewing of a meteor shower.

Join the SSP16 #DreamItLaunchIt team! Register before 30 April 2016 under http://www.isunet.edu/admissions/apply-online


  1. Management
  2. Chairs
  3. Academics
  4. TAs
  5. Logistics
  6. Public Relations
  7. IT
  8. SEAC & TP Editors
  9. Participant Liaison & Library

SSP16 Host Institution

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Technion City, Haifa, Israel

The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology was founded in 1912 in Haifa and is the oldest university in Israel and the Middle East. The university offers degrees in science and engineering, and related fields such as architecture, medicine, industrial management and education.

The Technion is a science and technology research university, among the world’s top universities, dedicated to the creation of knowledge and the development of human capital and leadership, for the advancement of the State of Israel and all humanity.

The Technion is noted as a global pioneer in multidisciplinary research into fields including energynanotechnology, and life science.

The Technion has 4 Nobel Laureates, a graduate and 3 faculty members.

More about the SSP16 host institution:
Welcome to Technion
Technion Map in English (PDF)
SSP16 Campus map



The SSP16 is supported at different levels. ISU would like to thank the following organizations for their generous support:

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Host Institution


Local Sponsors


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Ilan Ramon Foundation

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Major Sponsors

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Program Supported By

China Space Foundation   ESA

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Ilan Ramon Foundation

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For more information about sponsorship application and promotional opportunities, please contact us.