A new step in development: TsAGI youth take part in NextPro III Seminar
16 February 2016
The NextPro III Seminar for young scientists and specialists of the Central AeroHydrodynamic Institute named after N.E. Zhukovsky took place in February. The event was held at the site of TsAGI’s Research-and-Engineering Information Center.
This is the third NextPro training seminar organized by TsAGI’s management team with the assistance of the leading international experts in the field of aerospace research and project management. The NextPro Seminars are primarily aimed at the development of the Institute’s human resources and the establishment of a joint dynamic team of young specialists familiarized with the latest trends of the global aerospace industry development process.
The Seminar agenda included interactive lectures, workshops and thematic classes, where young scientists of the next generation could exercise their teamwork capabilities and leadership skills, including for the purpose of further effective participation in international collaborative R&D projects. The participants of the NextPro III Seminar received deeper insight into the EU Framework Program for research and innovation “Horizon 2020,” a project management effort in the European Research System and international cooperation.
The moderators of Next Pro III were: Dr. Georges Bridel, ex-Vice President of the Airbus Advanced Design and Technology Department; Professor Joachim Szodruch, the honorary chairman of IFAR and former Head of the German Aerospace Center DLR; and Maria Szodruch, PhD in psychology, the leading European specialist in psychological training and intercultural communication.
Dr. Sergey Chernyshev, TsAGI’s Director General, a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, explained: “NextPro is a great chance for our young specialists to communicate directly with the experts of the aviation industry and the leading foreign professionals in an informal setting. The meeting allows scientists and specialists to receive new information and knowledge, and to use it in their day-to-day work.”