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Airbus Visited Tallinn University to Learn About Digitizing and Sustainability

16.05.2018

On 15 May, representatives from the aeroplane design and manufacturing company Airbus SE visited Tallinn University as part of their Airbus Leadership University development programme. They will stay in Estonia for a week to be acquainted with our best practices in digitizing.

“They came here mostly to see how we have managed to connect the digitizing world to a healthy and sustainable world view,” said associate professor of sustainable development, Mihkel Kangur. He added that in general these two concepts are seen as contradictory. Members of the university gave an overview of our activities regarding sustainability, virtual reality, digital learning tools and the general development of the society.

Kangur said the visitors were especially interested in learning-at-work solutions, using digital learning tools to form systematic research-based thought processes, the possibilities of interdisciplinary research and co-operation projects that benefit the society. “As Airbus themselves are looking for opportunities to develop, they told us they got a lot of inspiration and new contacts to form a human-centred digitized working and innovation environment,” Kangur added.

Representatives of Airbus were hosted by Vice-Rector for Development Professor Andres Jõesaar, Professor of Media Innovation at Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School Indrek Ibrus, Senior Research Fellow in Educational Technology at School of Digital Technologies Vladimir Tomberg, Associate Professor of Sustainable Development at School of Natural Sciences and Health Mihkel Kangur, and Kadi Kenk from the Let’s Do It! World movement.