EASA to deepen partnership with European Universities and academia

Calling all PhD students from European universities & research entities

Cologne, July 11, 2022 – The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is launching a new initiative to engage with the next generation of aviation scientists from European academia, calling on them to share their research and ideas for the future development of aviation. Selected students will be invited to present their papers at the first edition of the European_Academia@EASA conference that will take place in March 2023. 

The aim of the conference is to develop partnerships between the Agency and European Universities and academia, while advancing and disseminating knowledge in new and emerging fields relevant for aviation.

EASA is inviting PhD students from European universities and research entities to submit abstracts of their PhD thesis related to the following areas of interest that will be covered during the 2023 conference:

  • Artificial intelligence (AI) in aviation
  • Impact of climate change and extreme weather phenomena on the air transport system
  • Environmental sustainability (emissions, noise, air quality, other nuisance,..)
  • New approaches and methods for safety risk management

Abstracts will be reviewed by the EASA Scientific Committee, composed of leading members of European academia and institutions in aeronautical and related research. Students whose abstracts have been selected will be invited to the European_Academia@EASA conference 2023 and have the opportunity to present their work.

“Research and innovation, key strategic initiatives of EASA, are at the core of forward-looking organisations and need to become part of the Agency’s culture. Through their hard work, rigorous critical thinking and wealth of knowledge, PhD students are among the key actors behind the creation of knowledge-based research and innovation,” said Luc Tytgat, EASA Strategy and Safety Management Director.  “We are looking forward to teaming up with PhD students in Europe for a safe and sustainable future in aviation and helping them to build up a reliable and diverse professional network for their future careers.”

Students who would like to contribute to this initiative are encouraged to apply via our ‘Call for abstracts’ webpage.

For more information on the event please visit our event page.