The University Center of Defense (CUD) at the Spanish Air Force Academy (AGA) began its regular activities in academic year 2010/2011 and is presently working towards enhanced internationalization. The center currently supports cadet exchanges with military training centers in France and the United States. In addition to agreements in the Defense sector, it is planned to establish institutional links with institutions that foster teaching and research lines similar to those of the center’s research and teaching staff. To this end, several professors have already completed research stays in prestigious international centers in the EU (France , Portugal, United Kingdom, …) and abroad (USA, Brazil,…).
In the first phase of internationalization, staff exchange will be promoted. These exchanges will be focused on enhancing teaching and/or research activities by observing good teaching practices implemented at reference centers in the academic sector, guest teaching at foreign institutions, visiting leading companies to update practical knowledge, and collaborating with academic institutions and companies on common research topics.
Currently, due to the particularities of the study program of our students, the development of double degrees with institutions abroad is not considered.
Within the overall objective of internationalization, the following specific objectives have been defined: