Cranfield University is unique to say the least. In fact, it is the only university in Europe with its own airport and runway. By virtue of the strong links they have forged with industry over the past 70 years, the university is focused on defining and delivering the aircraft, airport and airspace management of the future.
Using skills in propulsion, aeronautical engineering, intelligent automation, autonomous systems, and computational engineering the university is a world leader in creating tomorrow’s air vehicles and businesses.
Their strong research capabilities generate concepts that, through then building and testing, are actually put into practice in physical flight demonstrations. The airport at Cranfield shows how these ideas are more than theories but work on the ground and in the air.
Because the spectrum of work at Cranfield University is so comprehensive, starting with ideas and culminating in actual delivery, Cranfield offers something for industry partners and also people at all stages of their career.
More than 200 doctoral students and 400 MSc Aerospace from universities around the world are located here. In fact, Cranfield is the UK’s top destination for aerospace engineering postgraduate students and the largest provider of accredited aerospace degree courses.
Many of the University’s alumni go on to work in the aerospace, space and associated industries. Senior employees in aerospace organisations around the world have a connection to Cranfield, as former students, researchers or through further education via professional development courses.