International Projects of the National Aerospace University "Kharkiv aviation Institute" financed by Tempus and Erasmus+ projects

National Safeware Engineering Network of Centres of Innovative Academia-Industry Handshaking

The University of Newcastle upon Tyne (NCL) – project applicant

The University of Newcastle upon Tyne can trace its origins to a School of Medicine and Surgery (later the College of Medicine), established in Newcastle in 1834, and to Armstrong College, which was founded in the city in 1871 for the teaching of physical sciences. The University of Newcastle upon Tyne is a popular university with an excellent pedigree in research and teaching and is closely integrated into the economic, cultural and social life of the North East of England. Research income from grants and contracts reached £81,600,000 in the year 2008-2009. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise the University entered 38 subject areas, spanning medicine, the sciences, engineering, humanities and the arts. A high proportion of research was ranked in the top two categories of 4* and 3*. The University's teaching record across all disciplines is outstanding, and the University was chosen by The Sunday Times newspaper as its University of the Year 2000-01. The student population was 18,878 in 2008-09, with 4,899 staff and an annual income of more than £342m. More than 2,500 overseas students choose to study at Newcastle, from over 100 countries.

Abo Akademi University, Finland (ABO)

Åbo Akademi University (founded in 1918) is the only Swedish-language multidisciplinary university in Finland. ABO comprises seven faculties: the faculty of Arts, the faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, the faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, the faculty of Chemical Engineering (Technology), the faculty of Theology, the faculty of Education and the faculty of Social and Caring Sciences. ABO is committed to research and research-based education of the highest quality. The university offers both undergraduate and postgraduate studies and extensive research opportunities to some 8000 students. Over 500 international students from 60 different countries enrol in the university every year; many of them study for their degree at Åbo.

University of Naples, Italy (NapU)

The University of Naples traces its origins to an act issued by Frederick II Hohenstaufen, King of Sicily and Head of the Roman Empire, on June 5th, 1224. Hence, it is one of the most ancient non-religious academic institutions in the world, that since 1987 bears the name of its first promoter. The Faculty of Engineering is composed of 19 Departments and offers 16 Curricula, accounting for a population of 17,000 students. The curriculum in Computer Engineering is divided into two levels. As an aspect of internationalisation, there are three courses taught in English to graduate students, whose topics are related to the safeware curriculum: Computer Networks II, Security of Computer Systems and Dependability of Computer Systems. The Department of Computer and Systems Engineering is involved in scientific and educational activities in various fields of Information Technologies.

Centre for Software Reliability, City University, London, UK

The Centre for Software Reliability (CSR) is an independent research centre in the School of Informatics at City University, London, founded in 1983. Its scope now covers various aspects of system dependability. Most of CSR's research has been supported in recent years by funding from the UK EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Science Research Council) and the European Union through the Framework Programmes.

CSR is one of the world's major players in dependability research, especially in the areas of quantitative assessment and of diversity, an area it entered in the 1980s. CSR has made important contributions to Bayesian assessment of software reliability, including introducing the application of Bayesian networks to deal with complex dependability arguments (e.g. in the EU-funded projects SHIP, SERENE and DeVa). CSR's research goal is to offer industry-sound methods for evaluating and predicting, as well as achieving software dependability.

The Institute of Information Science and Technologies, Pisa, Italy (ISTI-CNR)

The Institute of Information Science and Technologies (ISTI) is an institute of the Italian National Research Council (CNR). ISTI was constituted in September 2000 as a result of a merger between the Istituto CNUCE (CNUCE-CNR) and the Istituto di Elaborazione dell’Informazione (IEI-CNR). The Institute became fully operational in 2002.

The Institute is committed to producing scientific excellence and to playing an active role in technology transfer. The domain of competence covers Information Science, related technologies and a wide range of applications. ISTI is actively involved in collaborations with the academic world and in cooperative research and development programs, both national and international. The backbone of ISTI organization is constituted by dynamic units, called Research Laboratories or Technology Centers. Research Laboratories (13) pursue a well-defined set of strongly related scientific objectives. In addition to research, objectives may also cover technology development and training. Technology Centers (3) are aimed at enhancing and exploiting the patrimony of competence existing at ISTI in specific areas. Typical activities are pre-competitive development, technology transfer and training.

Adelard LLP, London, UK (ADELARD)

ADELARD is an independent specialist consultancy founded in 1987. Its mission is to provide an exceptional standard of consultancy, backed by an internationally recognized research programme. It works primarily in the area of computer-based safety-critical systems with some important exceptions in our work on security, corporate memory and software reliability.

ADELARD supports its customers and partners by supplying services in safety cases and safety management systems, independent safety assessment, software development and analysis, including formal methods and static analysis, hazard analysis, human factors, development, interpretation and application of safety-related standards and guidelines, applied research in safety and software reliability, training, including courses for safety, software development and quality systems, technical and organizational due diligence, operational risk assessment, expert witness, software tools.

Sebastopol National Technical University, Sebastopol, Ukraine (SebNTU)

SebNTU's history dates from October 1951. Now SEbNTU is the largest technical university of Southern Ukraine. The student body comprises 11.000, the academic staff is more then 770 persons, including 50 full professors and 250 associate professors. Bachelor and master studies are given in 24 specialties.

The Department of Cybernetics and Computing (CAC) teaches the bachelors and masters programmes on computing engineering within the specialty “Computer systems and networks”. Most of the departmental graduates are employed at enterprises which carry out research and manufacturing of dependable and secure computing and navigation systems: Sebastopol maritime port, “SpezMontazhAvtomatica”, “CrimeaResearchProject”, etc.

Experience on safeware engineering of this department and the Departments of Navigation and Shipping Safety, Power Plant of Sea Installations and Ships may be effectively implemented in the development of highly available and safe computer-based systems and critical computing in maritime and power applications.

Odessa National Polytechnic University, Odessa, Ukraine (ONPU)

ONPU was founded in 1918 and changed from a technical institute to one of the biggest and well-known national universities. It consists of 12 faculties and institutes, which employ more than 1000 academic staff and teaches 13000 fulltime students. This university is the largest technical university of Southwestern Ukraine.

Starting from 1969, the Department of Intellectual Computer Systems and Networks (ICSN) has taught students for the specialty “Computer Systems and networks” for the Ukrainian, Russian, Moldovan, Romanian, Chinese, Indian markets and has effective cooperation with industrial partners of the region. The departmental staff carry out engineering research activities aimed at digital signal processing, development and monitoring of computer networks, technical diagnostics which are included within the domain of critical computing and safeware engineering. This educational and research direction are supported by the Departments of Nuclear Power Plants, Transport and Robotic Equipment.

Khmelnitskiy National University, Khmelnitskiy, Ukraine (KhNU)

Founded in 1964 Khmelnitskiy National University is one of the leading universities of Podolia –an historical region in the western part of Ukraine. With academic staff of about 800 and a student body 11,500 the University includes 8 faculties and study programmes for 42 specialties. KhNU has established a strong cooperation with the JSC “Ukrtelecom” Khmelnitskiy Aviation Factory, South Ukrainian Nuclear Station in the field of critical computing applications design.

The Department of Systems Programming (SP) was established in 2004 from a few other departments. The basic directions of the department's activities are as follows: intellectual decision making systems; diagnostics and fault-tolerance of microprocessor devices and complex systems; systems of artificial intelligence for critical and business critical applications (power industry and traffic problems). Problems of safeware engineering are researched in collaboration with the Departments of Applied Mechanics and Resilience and Reliability of Machines. During last four years the department has hosted the international conference "Computer Systems for Automation of Industrial Processes".

National Aerospace University “KhAI”, Kharkiv, Ukraine (KhAI)

With 11,000 students and 2,700 academic staff, KhAI is one of the leading institutions of higher education in Ukraine for the training of specialists for the aircraft and aerospace industry in Ukraine and beyond. KhAI has branches in Mexico, Germany, Finland and China and cooperates with first rate national and foreign manufacturers of aircraft engineering: «ANTONOV», «BOEING», «AIRBUS» and participates in the international programs «ALPHA» and «SEALAUNCH». In addition, KhAI is one of the largest technical universities of Eastern Ukraine.

The Department of Computer Systems and Networks (CSN) carries out intensive research and methodical activities aimed at increasing the quality of engineering studies. The focus of research activities is on the development of methods, techniques, instrumental systems and tools for assessment, modeling, designing and expertise of dependable software, computer systems and networks for aerospace, atomic energy, medical and business-critical applications. The Department has long-term and efficient cooperation with the largest Ukrainian companies and State Regulatory Bodies in the areas of atomic and aerospace engineering. Further, the educational centre of the STMicroelectronics company was created in 2007 in the KhAI on the basis of the CSN Department.

Poltava National technical University, Poltava, Ukraine (PNTU)

PNTU was established in August 18, 1930 as the institute for agricultural engineers. Now the PNTU is the state multi-profile university of Central Ukraine with more than 8,500 students and 450 teaching staff. The university operates with 55 specialised learning labs, which provide facilities for study programmes in 30 specialties and specialisations in 9. The National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine has established its branch of the North-Eastern region of Ukraine (Kharkiv, Poltava, Sumy) at PNTU.

PNTU departments conduct research activities in the areas of dependable systems for ensuring buildings and infrastructures safety; oil and gas production and communications; estimation of effective foundations and artificial basics (short pyramid piles, foundations of oil and gas wells), computer-based corporative learning systems, etc. Research and development in safeware engineering related areas are carried out by the Department of Computer and Information Technologies and Systems, Department of Oil and Gas Production.

Institute of mathematical machines and systems, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (IMMS NASU)

The history of the IMMS NASU started in 1960. Now it has become the leading scientific centre on situation modeling and management, decision-making modeling and other innovative IT technologies. It employs more than 200 academic and research staff, including 11 full doctors of science and 43 PhD. The key R&D area of the IMMS NASU is development and introduction of modern technologies, methods of mathematical modeling, automated systems for different problems and applications, etc. The branch of the Department of Computer and Information Technologies and Systems, PNTU, Departments of National Aviation University, Ivano-Frankovsk National University of oil and gas are fully operational at IMMS NASU.

“Polysvit” Design Bureau, Kharkiv, Ukraine (POLYSVIT)

Since 1955 the scientific technical specialised design bureau POLYSVIT has carried out the development of hardware for aerospace objects – space shuttles, carrier rockets, aviation systems, power industry applications, etc. During the past 30 years the bureau’s activities have been aimed at the development of computer-based on-board control systems for projects like "Buran", "Zenit", "Yantar", "Foton". Now POLYSVIT is the leading Ukrainian enterprise for the design of specialised computer systems and devices for the aviation industry, in particular for AN-70, AN- 140, AN-148 aircrafts. Further, POLYSVIT develops different systems for power industry, airports, etc. With 530 engineering and research staff POLYSVIT takes responsibilities not only in engineering and research but in academic activities too.

“Radiy” Research Production Company, Kirovograd, Ukraine (RADIY)

RADIY was founded in 1954. It was the largest manufacturer of television studio equipment, mobile TV stations, and broadcast transmitters in the former USSR. Now RADIY is the leading designer and manufacturer of safety critical digital instrumentation and control systems for NPPs with reactors of VVER-440 and VVER-1000. In addition, RADIY produces computer based fire-fighting systems, systems for power industry, etc. State Committee of nuclear regulations of Ukraine, State Company “EnergoAtom”, State research centre of nuclear safety of Ukraine, Institute of nuclear research of National Academy of Sciences are among the partner institutions of RADIY.

Ministry of Education and Sciences of Ukraine (Ministry)

Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine is the central body of the government executive power performing the management in the area of education. Contact person is Ms. Olga Kotova, head of International Agreements Department of the Ministry.