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 supported by a Campus team made of an Employment Marketing Manager and several Airbus employees acting as the company’s ambassadors. Over the course of 2018, Airbus was looking to further expand its AGUPP network, adding four more partner universities.
Discover the global activities of AGUPP in 2017 in our Annual Report. Over the 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 four more universities signed partnership agreements.
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.
University delegates visiting the A350 Final Assembly Line
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 and 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.
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 engineers 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 in engineering careers.