The German Aerospace Center is teaming up with a Chinese university to expand their operations into Asia. The German Aerospace Center, also known as DLR, will be conducting joint research with Nanyang Technological University, or NTU, in the areas of satellite navigation, sensor processing, and aerial vehicles.
DLR conducted a study to determine a key location for expansion; the study showed that Singapore and Asia were the places to be.
The German Aerospace Center’s international strategy involves research to keep up with global trends and to gain a foothold in Asia.
Both parties feel that DLR’s decision to work with NTU is a move that will advance aeronautic research. DLR Professor Rolf Henke believes that cooperation with NTU will contribute to many areas of their research, including R&D, engineering expertise, advanced aeronautical design, and satellite systems and sub-systems.
DLR understands that the university matches their needs and goals.
Aeornautics’ Substantial Impact
NTU Professor Freddy Boey spoke on the importance of aeronautics, stating that it has had a substantial impact on the way we all live. Research in the field of aeronautics, according to Boey, has led to satellite navigation, improved observation of our planet, and various forms of global communication. Professor Henke hopes that the collaboration will advance the areas of aeronautical and space science.
Chinese aerospace professionals met with British industry leaders in Birmingham for the UK/China Aviation Working Group. The group, established in 2005, was created to enhance cooperation between the countries. Although Delcam was the hosting company, many companies were in attendance, including Rolls Royce and Airbus.
Like the DLR collaboration, the goal of these meetings is to enhance business relationships and the create opportunities between the East and West.
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