Friday, December 4, 2015

Peer-to-Peer Meeting on Cooperation in Development of Higher Education Contents in the Area of Aeronautics

A peer-to-peer meeting on cooperation in the development of higher education contents in the area of aeronautics was held in the University of Zadar's Rectorate building on 2 December 2015. The meeting was attended by Professor Robert O. Walton,PhD, Executive Director of European Operations for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA; Kjell Sundsli, President, and Frode Granlund, Chief Executive Director of Pilot Flight Academy from Sondefjord, Norway; Božidar Kalmeta, Mayor of the town of Zadar, Ivica Vlakić, Deputy Mayor of the town of Zadar, Vedrana Kevrić, Director of INOVACija, the representatives of the Zadar County, Zadar Airport, and Aerostandard; Marinko J. Šebrek, ERAU and the PFA intermediary and the initiator of the meeting; and finally the hosts Professor Dijana Vican, PhD, Rector of the University of Zadar, and deputy rectors Associate Professor Nedjeljka Balić Nižić, PhD, Associate Professor Ivanka Stričević, Phd, Associate Professor Slaven Zjalić, PhD, and Professor Josip Faričić, PhD.

The possibilities and needs for cooperation were presented at the meeting, all with the aim to plan and implement the development of scientific, teaching, and professional activities in aeronautics which represents a very dynamic and progressive area of activity. Aeronautics is based on highest scientific and technological standards. Zadar has been chosen as one of the European centres that fulfil very strict criteria: from geological and climatic, through organisational and infrastructural, to business and academic.