STRASBOURG, FRANCE, March 1, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The International Space
University (ISU) is proud to announce that its 27th annual Space Studies Program (SSP) session will be hosted by the École
de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) and HEC Montréal in 2014.
The 2014 session will mark the third time that the ISU has convened an
SSP in Canada. After Toronto in 1990 and Vancouver in 2005, the
selection of Montréal will bring the SSP to a centre of Canadian Space
Excellence, home to a large number of space-related industrial and
educational institutions as well as the Canadian Space Agency.
The ISU is very proud to partner with the ÉTS and HEC Montréal, two of
the most prominent institutions of higher learning in Canada. The ÉTS
is part of the Université du Québec network and specializes in applied
teaching and research in engineering. HEC Montréal is Canada's oldest
business school, and was the first business school in North America to
receive the three most prestigious accreditations in the field of
management education: AACSB International, AMBA and EQUIS.
By providing both the technical expertise and facilities of an
engineering school with the managerial know-how and facilities of a
leading management school, the ÉTS and HEC Montréal partnership offers
tremendous potential to complement ISU's rich curriculum.
Prof. Angie Bukley, ISU Dean and SSP Director, points out: "The opportunity to convene the SSP in Montréal is something we've long
awaited. With well over 400 ISU alumni, a well-established ISU
scholarship foundation, dozens of ISU faculty members, and the strong
support of the Canadian Space Agency, Canada as a country is among the
strongest of ISU supporters across the board. Montréal as a venue is
culturally rich and will offer a plethora of opportunities for our
Located in the heart of downtown Montreal, the ÉTS is the first
engineering school in Quebec in terms of engineering graduates. In
total, the campus hosts 6,500 students and 1,500 graduate students. The
ÉTS set up a research cluster called AÉROÉTS dedicated to aerospace
engineering which consist of 45 professors, 320 trainees and 70
Founded in 1907, HEC Montréal is an institution affiliated with the
Université de Montréal. It has more than 250 professors and 12,000
students enrolled in a broad range of undergraduate and graduate
programs. HEC Montréal currently has 25 research chairs, including 7
Canada Research Chairs and 25 research centres and groups.
The ISU provides an interdisciplinary education in an intercultural and
international environment to support the development of future leaders
in the world space community. The SSP offers its participants a unique
and comprehensive education covering all aspects of space programs and
enterprises including space physical sciences, space engineering,
policy and law, business and management, space and society, space
applications, and space life sciences and human spaceflight.
The ÉTS and HEC Montréal believe that hosting the SSP14 jointly not only
reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the SSP, but more importantly
reflects the reality of the space sector.
Yves Beauchamp, CEO of the ÉTS, stated: "This renowned program will be an amazing opportunity to share our
experience with the international participants of the SSP14. The ÉTS'
core strengths in aerospace focus on aerodynamics, avionics, controls,
design and manufacturing. ÉTS also hosts a NSERC/P&WC Industrial
Research Chair on Propulsion System Integration and Optimization, and a
Canada Research Chair for Aircraft Modeling and Simulation
Michel Patry, Director of HEC Montréal, declared: "HEC Montréal is proud to collaborate with the ISU in this major
endeavour. We want the participants of the ISU-SSP14 to benefit from
the School expertise in economic space sector analysis, knowledge
management and management of innovation."
The Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Québec
(CRIAQ) and the Canadian Space Agency will also support and contribute
to the SSP14.
Each summer the ISU offers this intense nine-week course designed for
post-graduate university students and professionals of all levels of
experience and disciplines. The site of the SSP changes annually,
making it a unique educational concept and building on the fundamental
ISU tenet of an international experience.
For more information on the institutions:
International Space University - www.isunet.edu
École de technologie supérieure - www.etsmtl.ca
HEC Montréal - www.hec.ca
SOURCE HEC MONTREAL
For further information:
International Space University
External Relations Manager
Tel: +33( 0)3 88 65 54 55
Liliane Sophie Pin
Media Relations Advisor
Tel: +1 514 340 7320
École de technologie supérieure
Tel: +1 514 396-8664