The Hubert Curien Award recognises outstanding efforts to help society benefit from space.
In 1993, Hubert Curien, the Founding President of Eurisy, painted the visionary picture of a new generation of cross-sector scientists who would “go beyond their own specialisation, […] aim to encompass the whole complexity of human, cultural, environmental systems in which society evolves”, in order to “provide decision-makers as well as citizens the indispensable elements for big society choices”.
2012 Laureate: International Space University
Award Ceremony - 10 December 2012 - Planetarium of the Royal Observatory of Belgium
The International Space University is a private non-profit institution, formally recognised as an institute of higher education in France by the French Ministry of Education. It specialises in providing graduate-level training to the future leaders of the emerging global space community at its Central Campus in Strasbourg, France, and at locations around the world.
Since its founding in 1987, ISU has graduated more than 3300 students from over 100 countries. Together with hundreds of ISU faculty and lecturers from around the world, ISU alumni comprise an extremely effective network of space professionals and leaders that actively facilitates individual career growth, professional activities and international space cooperation.
The distinguished members of the 2012 Jury are: