DTA and UniBa, in partnership with UniSalento and PoliBa, applies to host in the spring of 2021 the 4th ESA Symposium on space education activities

5 june 2020 – DTA and University of Bari, in partnership with University of Salento and Polytechnic of Bari, applies to host in the spring of 2021 the 4th ESA Symposium on space education activities

Quality education is enriching and stimulating from human, cultural and social perspectives, and aerospace is a perfect context for all-age students to learn and be inspired. “We strongly believe” comments Giuseppe Acierno, President of DTA, “that for a sustainable future we need to train the workforce of tomorrow. To reach this goal we decided to join our forces with University of Bari to submit our candidature for hosting in Bari the 4th ESA Symposium on Space Education Activities in spring 2021.

If we will be selected, we will focus on space technologies and applications for a sustainable future. The Symposium will offer a forum for university students, professionals working in education and young professionals to present and discuss their experiences by organising, running and/or participating in Educational Activities related to Space. Several technical session and panels will be organised with the participation of representatives of universities, research centres, Italian space Agency, European Space Agency, industries and other relevant stakeholders in order to highlight the importance of education, training, development and start-up support of young professional for a sustainable future”.

Since its birth in 2009, the DTA leads and participates in a number of Research and Development projects at regional, national and European level.

One of DTA strategic lines focus on Education and Training, two key activities for a sustainable education programme in Europe.

DTA highlights in education include: management with a placement higher than 80%; training activities for young professional in collaboration with regional industries and outreach activities for primary and secondary schools aimed to attract young students in STEM studies.

Thanks also to the diversity of skills of its members – industries, universities and research centres – , the DTA Education projects play today an important role in enhancing students literacy Aerospace and in pushing the frontiers of scientific research. Here below, some DTA facts & figures in education and training

  • 16 Advanced training project
  • 123 Participants (graduates and holders of a diploma)
  • 52 Company training courses
  • 16500 Granted lifelong training hours
  • 436 Employees involved in the lifelong training
  • 264 Training projects aimed at employment
  • 7 Feasibility studies and sector analysis
  • 3 Research PhD
  • 150+ Schools involved in orientation initiatives
  • 22.000 Students who participated in orientation initiatives

Apulia is today, thanks also to the DTA vision and expertise, one of the most dynamic Italian regions in the aerospace sector and the region with the biggest growth in the national aerospace field.

Fingers crossed