Bringing industry and education together, the Airbus Global University Partner Programme connects a global network of universities to develop engineering and technology specialists of the future.
The programme currently covers 22 universities in 11 countries, each of which is supported by an Airbus employee acting as an ambassador for the company. Over the course of 2018, Airbus is looking to further expand its AGUPP network, adding 4 more partner universities.
AGUPP Annual Report 2017
Discover the global activities of AGUPP in 2017 in our Annual Report. Over the last year, our 100-strong Campus Team have reached 300 000 students via our network of 21 universities, with a particular focus on digital skills and competencies. The network also marked the 5th annual meeting in Toulouse, where 4 more universities signed partnership agreements.
AGUPP Campus Activity
AGUPP Partner, University of Bristol hosts Drone Dash 2!
Fifty students entered the annual Drone Dash hosted by University of Bristol. A ‘search and rescue’ challenge enabled students to use laser cutters and 3D printers to design their drones.
Prof. Ian Lane, Senior Expert in Composite Analysis at Airbus, and Airbus Ambassador at the University of Bristol, said “it was fantastic to see such excellent teamwork -- students working together and using their mechanical and digital engineering skills to achieve a real mission.”
Airbus Innovation Project at Polytechnic University of Madrid
The Airbus Café, an offsite open innovation project, aims to foster student innovation skills and find new commercial applications for Airbus. This year students at the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) will work in multidisciplinary teams to develop solutions for the 2018 ‘Urban Mobility’ challenge. In the final stage, student prototypes can be developed further in the Airbus Protospace.
From April 19th to 21st, nearly 30 representatives from 20 partner universities around the world and 70 Airbus employees gathered at the Airbus Headquarters in Toulouse for the 5th Annual Meeting of the Airbus Global University Partner Programme (AGUPP) during which they participated in presentations and workshops on competencies, innovation and diversity.
The example of our collaboration with Nanyang Technological University in Singapore
In Singapore, many of Airbus Innovations’ projects are performed in close cooperation with Nanyang Technological University (NTU), the National University of Singapore and the Singapore University of Technology & Design.
Projects include an agreement between Airbus Defence and Space and NTU to study high-capacity satellite transmissions. This will create greater growth opportunities for operators through the use of multi-beam and multi-satellite systems.
The Engineer of the Future White Paper
Airbus’ future will look a lot different to today’s – and so the next generation of engineers will need different skills and disciplines.
Our Engineer of the Future White Paper sets out our goals for ensuring that we attract the best of tomorrow’s talent to make Airbus fly higher and faster.
It brings together leading research from around the world, including data on employability trends, and provides a clear comparison between the skills of today’s engineer and requirements for the engineers of the future. It also sets out how industry and education can work together to provide the best possible environment to encourage and retain new talent to engineering careers.
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