the National Aerospace University "KhAI"
into European Research Area


International activity


Participation in European and Global International Associations and Communities

KhAI involvement into global educational community started in 2003 with joining of International Association of Universities (IAU/UNESCO) that facilitates the exchange of experience and fosters cooperation among its Members from 120 countries all over the world.

Furthermore, to provide advanced globally-recognized education and excellent future prospects for our students KhAI became a member of Partnership of a European Group of Aeronautics and Space Universities (PEGASUS), The Magna Charta of the European Universities (Magna Charta Universitatum), International Association of Technical Universities from CIS Countries, Academic Association of CIS Countries Higher Education Institutions. Participation in mentioned communities contributes to educational programmes adjustment to European level, increases KhAI involvement into international students and staff exchange programmes and expands employment opportunities for our alumni.

Moreover, active KhAI partnership in European Aeronautic Science Network (EASN) supports University‘s international research cooperation and provides excellent chances for efficient networking.

Strategic Partnership with Foreign Institutions

One of KhAI international activity key priorities is development of strategic partnership with foreign Research Entities, Higher Education Institutions and Industrial Enterprises. Today among our long-term partners are well known organizations from Germany, France, UK, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Greece, Israel, USA, Japan, Mexico, S. Korea and China (Full list is available here)

We realize Joint Training Programmes for Ukrainian Students with Polytechnic University of Turin (Italy) and Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg (Germany) and for Chinese students with Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (China). Cooperation with University of Applied Sciences Zittau and Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation (both from Germany) focused on joint research implementation and staff exchange.

Global recognition of KhAI experience in aerospace area is confirmed by long-term partnership with Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), National Council on Science and Technology of Mexico, Balgardan Qeshm (Islamic Republic of Iran), etc. in specific applied research and Advanced Training Programmes for their engineers, researchers and experts.

Participation in International Educational and R&D Collaborative Projects and Programmes

In recent years KhAI’s research laboratories performed numerous high tech R&D works in aerospace area for Research Institutions and Industrial Enterprises from USA, France, Germany, Finland, Israel, Australia, etc. Among them are unique testbed for two-phase mechanically-pumped loop for the thermal control of telecommunication satellite developed for Thales Alenia Space; Egyptsat-1 basic design development for Egyptian Council for Space Science and Technology Research; electric space thrusters selfheated hollow cathodes design and development for Technion Research and Development Foundation LTD (Israel) and other ones.

Since 2006 we also pay a lot of attention for international collaborative research and educational projects funded by European commission within 6th and 7th Framework Programmes and TEMPUS Programme. Participation in such kind consortium broadens KhAI researchers experience and stimulates further advanced developments. Except KhAI-ERA project KhAI also was a partner in five FP6 and FP7 projects (SENARIO, ALCAS, HPH.COM, AERO-Ukraine and WASIS) focused both on specific research and facilitation of international research cooperation. In total, KhAI has top quantity of TEMPUS and EU Framework projects in Ukraine.

Working and Training Abroad for KhAI Students and Staff

KhAI Bachelor, Master and Ph.D students, research and academic staff are active in international mobility grant programmes for short- and long-term study or training in EU and world-wide. KhAI is a national leader in the specific programme of The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine that provides individual scholarships for study and training of Ukrainian researchers in leading foreign Research Institutions and Universities. Also, we are proud to have Fulbright, DAAD, ERASMUS-MUNDUS and Marie Curie Fellows among our students and staff.

Participation in International Conferences, Exhibitions and Competitions

To be aware about recent research result, new developments and inventions as well as to promote own R&D results KhAI researchers regularly participate in key EU and international conferences and exhibitions in aerospace, safety, ICT and other areas. The most valuable ones in 2011 were:

  • Six European Aeronautic Days “AERODAYS 2011” (Madrid, Spain)
  • SATELLITE 2011 Exhibition (USA)
  • IAEA Safety Conference (Osaka, Japan)
  • The International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS (Moscow, Russia)
  • International Trade and Economic Fare (Harbin, China)
  • European Meeting on Ferroelectricity (Bordeaux, France)
  • 8th ESICUP Meeting, Copenhagen (Denmark)
  • Pegasus Network Council & Board (Turin, Italy)
  • Ten Conference of Iran Aerospace Association (Teheran, Iran)
  • “Horizon Educational Exhibition” and “Times Educational Boutique” (Sri Lanka, Nepal, India)

Also, during the last two years (2011-2012) KhAI Master and Ph.D. Students successfully participate in annual AIAA-Pegasus Student Conference that provides students with an educational experience and prepares them for their future as practicing aerospace engineers.

Educational Programmes for Foreign Citizens

Since Ukraine became an independent country in 1991, KhAI started training programmes for international students. Now every year more than 1100 young people from 45 countries all over the world select National aerospace University “KhAI” to receive advanced education in aerospace field.

Today we offer full-time Bachelor and Master Degree Programmes in Aircraft and Spacecraft Design, Avionics and Computer Engineering in English as well as 1-year training at the Preparatory Department for further study in Russian. To support foreign citizens education in KhAI, we maintain specific web-site with all required and regularly updated information for foreign students in English, Russian, Arabic and Chinese. 

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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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