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    Chakrabarti upcea 2011_rev_2_ (2) Chakrabarti upcea 2011_rev_2_ (2) Presentation Transcript

    • Developing International Programs:Lessons Learned
      Soma Chakrabarti, PhD
      Director, Aerospace Short Course Program
      Frederick W. Pawlicki
      Executive Director
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      University of Kansas Continuing Education
      Lawrence, KS, USA
    • The University of Kansas
      2
      • Founded in 1864, State of Kansas Agency
      • Accredited by Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the
      North Central Association Of Colleges and Schools (NCA)
      • 30,000 students, 52% women
      • 2460 faculty, 10,727 non-faculty staff
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    • 3
      University of Kansas Continuing Education
      Business Services
      Marketing
      Services
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    • Aerospace Short Course Program
      4
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    • Growth of Aerospace Program
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      Market Sectors
      • Aircraft design
      • Flight control systems
      • Flight tests and aircraft performances
      • Aircraft maintenance
      • Avionics -- hardware and software
      • Aircraft safety assessments
      • Aircraft compliance
      • Aerospace management
      Formats of Courses
      Face-to-face (standard/customized) and Online
      Public offerings or in-house
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      Aerospace Program in 2011
      • 34 years of educational service to aircraft industry
      • 30,000+ participants from all parts of the world
      • 36-40% of international participation in public courses held in USA
      • 1300+ classes, nationally and internationally, conducted
      • Presented classes in 20 countries
      • 45 short courses at present and growing
      • 46 instructors (KU and contract) presently teaching
      • Operates in partnership with Department of Aerospace Engineering and School of Engineering at the university
      • Completely self-supported from the beginning
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      Global Market
      Australia •Argentina• Austria •Bangladesh• BarbadosBelgium•Brazil •Canada• Chile •China (Macau, Hong Kong)
      Czech Republic •Colombia• Denmark •Finland•Fiji •France Germany •Greece• Guatemala •Hungary• India •Indonesia Iran •Ireland• Israel •Italy• Japan •Luxembourg• MalaysiaMalta•Mexico •The Netherlands •New Zealand •NigeriaNorway• Papua New Guinea •Pakistan• Poland •PortugalRomania•Russia•Saudi Arabia•Singapore•South AfricaSouth Korea• Spain•Sweden •Switzerland•Taiwan•Turkey
      United Kingdom (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland)
      United States of America
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      Presented Courses in 20 Countries
      The Netherlands
      Norway
      Singapore
      South Africa
      South Korea
      Spain
      Sweden
      Switzerland
      Turkey
      United Kingdom
      Australia
      Austria
      Brazil
      Canada
      China (Mainland, Hong Kong)
      France
      Germany
      Ireland
      Italy
      Mexico
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      % International Participants
      Year
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      Percentage of International On-site Classes
      % International On-sites
      Year
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      SWOT Analysis
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      SWOT Analysis
      Strengths
      Internationally well known educational service provider in aerospace industry
      Established customer base in all developed nations and in emerging markets
      Continuous presence in trade shows and conferences
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      SWOT Analysis
      Weaknesses
      Continuous change in needs of international aerospace industry is not always reflected in courses/materials
      Cultural differences and country specific legal issues hinder contract negotiation
      Reduction in both client and KU travel budgets
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      SWOT Analysis
      Opportunities
      Create highly customized on-site course offerings to meet specific client needs
      Partnerships with international universities and organizations for course arrangements
      Simultaneous video delivery to globally distributed teams
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      SWOT Analysis
      Threats
      Factors affecting aerospace industry economics
      Political climate (national and international)
      International business environment
      Export compliance procedures
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      Strategy for Further Development
      Challenge:
      • Face uncertainty – economic state of industry, political situation or natural disasters
      • Export regulations
      • Internal environments/factors
      Overcome by:
      • Constantly paying attention to possible threats by continuously monitoring business and political situations
      • Continuous assessment of training needs of international aerospace industry and program modification based on analysis
      • Internal training on international business processes, contract negotiations and EAR/ITAR.
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      More Information
      Soma Chakrabarti
      schakrab@ku.edu
      +1 785.864.7855
      THANK YOU!
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