Ioana Bratu

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Ioana Bratu is a Lecturer and Researcher at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam where she is introducing space law as new area of law part of the educational curricula offered by the Law Faculty.

She is a Board Member of Amsterdam Law & Technology Institute and the Founder of AI ∞ Space Law Society


Ioana Bratu's research focus includes: liability for damage caused by space objects, international and European governance of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), the synergy "AI - space" (e.g. governing space law in the age of artificial intelligence), space security, international warfare and the susainable development of space (SDG 18). 



CYBER Project 2020 - 2022, OKP-10049 awarded by NUFFIC for strengthening the capacity, knowledge and quality of cyber security education in Indonesia. 



Ioana Bratu holds an Executive MBA from Vienna University of Economics and Business and before joining VU Amsterdam she worked as a qualified corporate lawyer for 10 years. She practiced law in international law firms (Allen&Overy and Wolf Theiss) and as a founder of her own boutique law firm. She also acted as legal advisor part of international in-house legal departments and NGOs.



Law and Governance of Outer Space Technologies (creator and coordinator), Master 

Governance and Regulation of Emerging Technologies (coordinator) Bachelor

Multidisciplinary AI Academy (creator and coordinator), Summer Course on Space Law & Artificial Intelligence 

Guest Lectures on: Governance of Artificial Intelligence, Liability Aspects of Artificial Intelligence, Space Law, Intersection of Artificial Intelligence with Space Law, Outer Space Technologies, Liability for Damage Caused by Space Objects   

Supervision of Bachelor and Master Theses 

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Academic qualification

Executive MBA, Master, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)

Award Date: 1 Feb 2017


  • K Law
  • space law
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • tort law
  • space liability


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