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

MSc and PhD Studies in Aerospace Critical Computing


The University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

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. From its origins in 19th-century medicine and the physical sciences, the University has developed a strong and vibrant interdisciplinary research base. Research income from grants and contracts reached £50,747,000 in the year 2001-2002. The student population was 16,339 in 2002-03, with 4,187 staff and an annual income of more than £210m. More than 2,000 overseas students choose to study at Newcastle, from over 100 countries.

The School of Computing Science at Newcastle has an international reputation for excellence in research (it has consistently achieved an RAE 5 rating) and teaching in the field of computing. Undergraduate degrees offered include Computing Science (including Distributed Systems, Games and Virtual Environments, and Software Engineering), Information Systems (including with Accounting, Business, and Management), as well as a joint programme with the School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering in Computer Systems Engineering. The School offers Masters programmes in System Design for Internet Applications, and Bioinformatics, as well as a 'conversion course' for graduates from other disciplines. All degrees are accredited by the British Computer Society.

The School has extensive experience in participation in a number of Tempus (TACIS and PHARE) projects: JEP-22077-2001 (as contractor and coordinator), SJEP-11137-96 (as consortium member), CD-JEP-20517-1999 (as consortium member), with partners in Kazakhstan, Poland and Kyrgyzstan, respectively. School research centers around, but is not restricted to, four main themes: Reliability and Fault Tolerance, Distributed Systems, Theory of Computing, and Data-Intensive Systems.


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 U.K. EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Science Research Council) and the European Union through the Framework Programmes. Other funding has come from industry, such as British Energy, Rolls Royce, and other agencies like the European Space Agency, the U.K. Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA), NASA, NATO, and the UK Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

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 at City has extensive experience of collaborative projects, which have included a successful series of EU projects (DELTA4, PDCS, PDCS2, DeVa, SHIP, OLOS) with all the other major European research centres in dependability. CSR's research goal is to offer industry sound methods for evaluating and predicting, as well as achieving software dependability.


Abo Akademi University, Finland

Åbo Akademi University (founded in 1918) is the only Swedish-language multidisciplinary university in Finland. Åbo Akademi University 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. Åbo Akademi University 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 our university every year, many of them study for their degree here.

The department of Computer Science offers a wide range of courses on various aspects of software engineering and embedded systems. The software engineering courses focus on formal methods for system design; computer supported system verification; object-oriented system, analysis and design, UML, software processes. The Centre for Reliable Software Technology (CREST) is a research centre within Åbo Akademi and Turku Centre for Computer Science (TUCS) Typical research topics in CREST are software models and software development models to construct reliable software, theoretical frameworks to check and ensure correctness requirements of software, tools to support these frameworks, applications in which we test and develop these models and frameworks.

Abo Akademi University has participated in 14 Tempus projects and the four last ones are:UM_JEP-18094-2003 "Moving ahead with the Bologna Process in Croatia"CD_JEP-23209-2002 "Curriculum Development for MSc and MBA Study in Russian Universities"; CARDS CD-17076 "Quality development of higher education"M_JEP-22096-2001 "Europa-Studien für Studenten der Wolga-Ural-Region".


National Aerospace University “KhAI”, Kharkov, Ukraine

With 11.000 students and 2700 academic staff, KhAI is one of the leading institutions of higher education in Ukraine in the training of specialists for aircraft and aerospace industry in Ukraine and abroad. KhAI has its branches in Mexico, Germany, Finland and China and cooperates with the firstrate national and foreign manufacturers of the aircraft engineering: «ANTONOV», «BOEING», «AIRBUS» and participates in the international programs «ALPHA» and «SEALAUNCH».

The Department of Computer Systems and Networks carries out the intensive research and methodical activities aimed on increasing the quality of engineering studies. The focus of research activities is on 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 and other critical and business-critical applications. During last 5 years the practical seminar “CritTech” on critical computer technologies is organized at the department on a monthly basis. Since 1998 the department offers MSc studies on “Computer Systems and networks” specialty; from 2004 department offers MSc studies on “System Programming specialty”.


Khmelnitskiy National University, Khmelnitskiy, Ukraine

Founded in 1964 Khmelnitskiy National University is one of leading universities of Podolia – biggest historical region in southwestern part of Ukraine. With academic staff about 800 and student body 11.500 University includes 8 faculties and study graduates for 42 specialties. KhNU has established strong cooperation with JSC “Ukrtelecom” Khmelnitskiy Aviation Factory, South Ukrainian Nuclear Station in the field of critical computing applications’ design.

The department of Systems Programming was established in 2004. The basic directions of department's activities are the following: the intellectual diagnostics of microprocessor devices and systems; systems of an artificial intellect; forecasting of working capacity of computer systems. During last four years the department carries out the international conference "Computer Systems for Automation of Industrial Processes ".


Ministry of Education and Sciences of Ukraine

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 Dr. Yaroslav Bolubash, head of Department of Higher Education of Ministry.


“Polysvit” Design Bureau, Kharkov, Ukraine

Since 1955 the scientific technical specialized design bureau “Polysvit” carries the development of hardware for aerospace objects – space shuttles, carrier rockets, aviation systems etc. During last 30 years the bureau’s activities are aimed at development of computer-based on-board control systems for projects like "Buran", "Zenit", "Yantar", "Foton". Now “Polysvit” is Ukrainian leading enterprise in design of specialized computer systems and devices for aviation industry in particular for AN-70, AN-140, AN-148 aircrafts. With 530 engineering and research staff “Ploysvit” takes responsibilities not only in engineering and research but in academic activities as well. Most of research staff involve in learning process of technical universities in Kharkov: the representatives of design bureau act as advisors in BSc and MSc studies, involve in organizing a practical workshops and seminars for KhAI’s postgraduates.