the National Aerospace University "KhAI"
into European Research Area


About project


Project title: Integrating the National Aerospace University “KhAI” into ERA

Project acronym: KhAI-ERA

Work program topic addressed: INCO.2011-6.1

Type of funding scheme: Coordination and support action

Project duration: December 2011 – November 2014


The overall aim of the KhAI-ERA project is to integrate National Aerospace University KhAI into the European Research Area. It will be achieved through developing cooperation, setting up joint pilot research and twining with European research and innovation organization in its three strongest aerospace and IT research topic:


A. Composite Materials

B. Advanced Manufacturing for Aircraft Assembly

C. Dependable Embedded Systems


KhAI is the only university in Ukraine providing the full cycle of higher education in aerospace science. It has over 1146 researchers, 700 teachers and 12,000 students. Its researchers regularly publish international papers and present at international conferences in these research topics. KhAI is a major research centre with a high potential for integration into ERA as demonstrated by its participation in many national and international projects such as:


  • Composite laminates titanium riveting technology development with Boeing (STCU funded);
  • Airframe assembly development for the Sukhoy Superjet SSJ-100 (Sukhoy funded);
  • MSc and PhD Studies in Aerospace Critical Computing (Tempus funded).


The KhAI-ERA project will build upon KhAI’s existing strengths as a high-quality research institution via twinning and capacity building activities with the following 4 excellent European research and innovation organisations: Institute of Aerospace Engineering, Brno University of Technology (IAE-BUT), Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation (Fraunhofer-IFF), Centre for Integrated Electronic Systems and Biomedical Engineering, Tallinn University of Technology (CEBE-TUT) and Intelligentsia Consultants (Intelligentsia). The capacity building activities involve knowledge exchange, setting up joint experiments, and training development for KhAI researchers focused on composite materials, advanced manufacturing for aircraft assembly, dependable embedded systems, and the FP7 programme. Also, it involves dissemination and strategy development to support the KhAI organisation.

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Project Funding & Support

The KhAI-ERA project is funded by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research & Innovations under the FP7 Capacities Specific Programme on International Cooperation – Grant Agreement no 294311

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