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PEGASUS (Partnership of a European Group of Aeronautics and Space Universities) is a network of engineering schools and universities in Europe providing aerospace education.

Established in 1998, the PEGASUS network currently has 25 university members representing 10 countries within the European Union. 

The PEGASUS network aims to:

  • Enable companies to better understand and assess the quality of training delivered in countries other than their own by issuing the Pegasus certificate which guarantees the high level of the training;
  • Integrate a European dimension of training and recognition of international experience in delivering a Pegasus award for students who have spent at least five months abroad as part of their university studies.

Together with Airbus, Pegasus are launching an International Internship Program starting in October 2013.

Airbus is offering 50 international internship opportunities of 6 months duration, across its European sites.  This initiative was launched in collaboration with the Pegasus group of universities to support the acquisition of practical work experience for aeronautical students who may be potential candidates for recruitment by Airbus in the future.  Visit the Pegasus website for more information.

Pegasus students make an impact in the Airbus Fly Your Ideas challenge.

Pegasus was represented in the 2013 Airbus Fly Your Ideas Challenge with Team Flybrid from Polytechnic University of Milan selected from over 600 teams as one of five to make the final. Students from Milan on the Flybrid Team were joined by an exchange student of the University of Seville.  Both of these universities are Pegasus members.

The Global Alliance in Management Education (formerly known as the Community of European Management Schools and International Companies, CEMS) is an international alliance of leading business schools, multinational companies and Non-Governmental Organisations that together offer the CEMS Masters in International Management (MIM).

Founded in 1988 in Europe, the network has grown steadily, largely due to the success and popularity of the MIM.  Currently CEMS comprises 28 world class academic institutions which collaborate together with over 70 corporate partners and 4 NGOs to offer international postgraduate students a unique blend of high quality education and professional experience.

CEMS is dedicated to educating and preparing future generations of global business leaders to enter into the multilingual, multicultural and interconnected business world through the CEMS Masters in International Management.

CEMS promotes global citizenship, with a particular emphasis on certain values:

  • The pursuit of excellence with high standards of performance and ethical conduct;
  • Understanding and drawing upon cultural diversity with respect and empathy;
  • Professional responsibility and accountability in relation to society as a whole

CEMS students make an impact in the Airbus Fly Your Ideas challenge

CEMS teams were represented in the Fly Your Ideas challenge in both 2009 and 2013. In 2009, one of the five Finalist teams, SSE Team from Stockholm School of Economics, included a CEMS member. This was the first time a non-engineering team reached the final.

In 2013, multinational team “CEMS Air” was selected for Round 2 of Airbus Fly Your Ideas from over 600 teams participating in the first round.
Find out more about CEMS Air click here


Airbus is a corporate member of the GEDC (Global Engineering Deans Council), a leading global organisation whose members are individuals responsible for setting the agenda for higher education in engineering in their countries and universities.


The Global Engineering Deans Council represents Deans of engineering schools and colleges from around the world.  Their main goal is to leverage their collective strengths, ideas, tools and best practices necessary to become innovative leaders of engineering education and research.
Click here to find out more about the GEDC Airbus Diversity Award

IFEES, the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (WEEF Organisers), is a federation that works with a large number of member societies to establish effective engineering education of high quality around the world to assure a global supply of well-prepared engineering graduates.

IFEES plays an active role in organizing the World Engineering Education Forum. In 2012 Airbus representatives attended WEEF Buenos Aires as sponsor of the IFEES Dinner and Award for Excellence in Engineering Education. In September 2013 Airbus attended WEEF in Cartagena de Indias, Columbia, bringing the winning team of Fly Your Ideas 2013, Team Levar from the University of Sao Paulo to make a presentation during the Global Student Forum.

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