The University’s Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies has joined the Airbus Global University Partner Programme, the only Australian university to be part of the program.
The partnership allows the University and Airbus to collaborate in a number of areas:
A total of 22 universities in 12 different countries currently participate in the program.
This program gives students the best available insights into the opportunities available in the aviation and aerospace industries.
The University’s Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies Dean Professor Willy Zwaenepoel says the new partnership complements what students learn on campus.
“This program gives students the best available insights into the opportunities available in the aviation and aerospace industries,” he said.
“It’s a two-way street. The University’s mechanical, aeronautical and manufacturing engineering program is the highest-ranked in Australia. We’re confident Airbus will benefit from having access to talented students who are learning about the latest research in areas ranging from aerospace structures to flight guidance, navigation and control.”
It is great to see the University of Sydney included in this international collaboration effort from Airbus.
A local signing ceremony in Sydney will be followed by a formal signing in November at the Zhuhai Air Show in China and will mark the commencement of the Airbus Global Partner Programme today. In Sydney, Professor Willy Zwaenepoel today signed the partnership agreement with Airbus Australia Pacific Vice-President Capability, Malcolm Benfer. In China, Professor Zwaenepoel will finalise the agreement with Thierry Baril, Chief Human Resources Officer, Airbus.
Featured image (above): Airbus H145 hovering over Sydney Harbour with Harbour Bridge in the background.