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Airbus and Abu Dhabi based foundation launch 'Future Scientists' initiative

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August 2017

Airbus and Abu Dhabi based foundation launch 'Future Scientists' initiative

On the 20th of February 2017 Airbus and Al Bayt Mitwahid, an association founded by the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi unveiled a joint initiative to encourage bright Emirati students to discover, explore and choose a career path within the aerospace industry.

Future Scientists will provide up to 21 Emirati high-school students the opportunity to discover the aeronautics industry over a period of three years. Through engaging hands-on sessions, participants will have the chance to learn about best industry practices, get exposed to real-life aerospace challenges and receive mentorship and advice on a career path within the industry.

Future Scientists’ Objectives

The programme aims to inspire and ignite passion for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) innovation among young Emiratis. It seeks to build a world-class UAE talent pool that the global aerospace industry can ultimately attract, nurture and retain. It will also help students to make solid decisions on pursuing careers in aviation and thus create a sustainable stream of UAE talent.

The Programme

Future Scientists targets high school students in grade 10 who are interested in pursuing a career in the aeronautic sector.

The progamme includes activities such as industrial visits in Europe and the UAE, regular classroom sessions with industry experts and access to regional and global aerospace events. Throughout the programme, the students will receive mentorship and local follow-up by Airbus’ experts. At the end of the programme, the students are eligible for training at Airbus or its industry partners’ facilities in the UAE and have an opportunity to work alongside seasoned professionals. 

Our Partners

For more information please contact:
Afshin Jahanshahi
Marketing Manager - Airbus Africa & Middle East