Endowed Chairs

Swedish Endowed Professor Chair at ITA in Honor of Peter Wallenberg Sr.

In March 2015, an endowed professor chair program was inaugurated at ITA (Instituto Tecnológico da Aeronáutica), enabling 4 leading academics from Linköping University (LiU), Chalmers University of Technology and the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) to come to Brazil on a regular basis.

The Chair program includes joint education, bilateral research, support of the research & innovation agenda in the aeronautical sector and expansion of the cooperation to other sectors. Due to its success, the activities have already expanded to other educational and research institutions such as the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), University of São Paulo (USP), São Carlos School of Engineering of the University of São Paulo (EESC-USP), University of Campinas (UNICAMP) and Federal University of ABC (UFABC).

Read the newsletters below to learn more about the program Swedish Endowed Professor Chair:

Over the years, the program has proven to be an excellent instrument for advances in aeronautics cooperation between Sweden and Brazil, with important bilateral results and spilling over into other sectors.

Learn about the trajectory and successful projects of two professors participating in the program, Prof. Petter Krus from LiU, and Prof. Dan Henningson from KTH: