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  • 1. 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
  • 2. The University of Kansas
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    • Founded in 1864, State of Kansas Agency
    • 3. Accredited by Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the
    North Central Association Of Colleges and Schools (NCA)
    • 30,000 students, 52% women
    • 4. 2460 faculty, 10,727 non-faculty staff
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  • 5. 3
    University of Kansas Continuing Education
    Business Services
    Marketing
    Services
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  • 6. Aerospace Short Course Program
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  • 7. Growth of Aerospace Program
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  • 8. 6
    Market Sectors
    • Aircraft design
    • 9. Flight control systems
    • 10. Flight tests and aircraft performances
    • 11. Aircraft maintenance
    • 12. Avionics -- hardware and software
    • 13. Aircraft safety assessments
    • 14. Aircraft compliance
    • 15. Aerospace management
    Formats of Courses
    Face-to-face (standard/customized) and Online
    Public offerings or in-house
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  • 16. 7
    Aerospace Program in 2011
    • 34 years of educational service to aircraft industry
    • 17. 30,000+ participants from all parts of the world
    • 18. 36-40% of international participation in public courses held in USA
    • 19. 1300+ classes, nationally and internationally, conducted
    • 20. Presented classes in 20 countries
    • 21. 45 short courses at present and growing
    • 22. 46 instructors (KU and contract) presently teaching
    • 23. Operates in partnership with Department of Aerospace Engineering and School of Engineering at the university
    • 24. Completely self-supported from the beginning
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  • 25. 8
    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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  • 26. 9
    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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  • 27. 10
    % International Participants
    Year
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  • 28. 11
    Percentage of International On-site Classes
    % International On-sites
    Year
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  • 29. 12
    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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  • 31. 14
    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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  • 33. 16
    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
    • 35. Export regulations
    • 36. Internal environments/factors
    Overcome by:
    • Constantly paying attention to possible threats by continuously monitoring business and political situations
    • 37. Continuous assessment of training needs of international aerospace industry and program modification based on analysis
    • 38. 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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