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Airbus Group University Partner Programme Meeting - Singapore

Prof Ian Lane examining an experimental battery manufacturing plant at the National University of Singapore

The Airbus Group University Partners in front of an A350 at the Singapore Air Show

18 March 2016

Airbus Group University Partner Programme Meeting


The Airbus Group University Partner Programme is a strategic initiative launched to foster long-term collaboration with selected universities and engineering schools world-wide in areas of mutual interest.  The University of Bristol is one of the 21 Airbus worldwide partner universities from 11 countries and was represented at the recent meeting held in Singapore by Prof Ian Lane, one our Airbus Ambassadors and Prof Jonathan Cooper who holds the Airbus Sir George White Chair of Aerospace Engineering.

The event involved a number of presentations and workshops aimed at updating, reviewing and planning ahead for future activities in the Partner Programme.  Other activities involved a panel review of how to “inspire innovation” and also an exchange on the experiences of the Airbus Ambassadors.  The interaction between the University of Bristol and the Airbus site at Filton was noted as being a good example of how a successful collaboration should be run.  Technical visits were also held at the National University of Singapore, Airbus Helicopters and the Singapore Airshow.

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