Worms University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Worms University of Applied Sciences has three academic departments: Information Technology, Economics and Tourism and Travel Management. With widespread connections within the industry, the university offers a robust and up-to-date academic portfolio to over 3,000 students.

The Department of Tourism and Travel Management has built a solid reputation in the industry for more than 30 years. Over 20 full-time professors are working for the department, all of them combining high-level industry experience with applied research activities. They are complemented by several research associates in the department. Two bachelor programs focus on the air transport industry. The “Aviation Management” (B.A.) program concentrates on management issues and is offered as a dual program with currently more than ten industry partners, including airlines as well as airports and other companies. The “Aviation Management & Piloting” (B.Sc.) program is a dual bachelor program with a certified partner flight school, providing students with the opportunity to obtain an Air Transport Pilots Licence together with their Bachelor degree.

The Competence Center Aviation Management (CCAM) is an Institution within the Department of Tourism and Travel Management. It conducts applied research projects and teaching activities in the area of aviation management. Ten professors from the Department of Tourism and Travel Management have joined the Center in order to promote research in the air transport industry. The members of the CCAM have conducted many research projects together with representatives of the industry and have published a large number of papers in leading transport journals as well as comprehensive textbooks on the subject. The CCAM is well connected to domestic and international research institutions and with experts from within the air transport industry and its associations.

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This project has received funding from the SESAR Joint Undertaking under Grant Agreement No. 699326, under European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme.