SINGAPORE: IATA/Singapore’s NTU to develop human capital

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on the development and upgrading of human capital for the global aviation industry. “I am pleased to note that NTU will be the first university in Asia to partner IATA in an exciting venture […]


The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on the development and upgrading of human capital for the global aviation industry. “I am pleased to note that NTU will be the first university in Asia to partner IATA in an exciting venture that will explore research, development and education opportunities in the area of civil aviation,” said NTU President, Su Guaning. “The nurturing of human capital and the focus on management competencies are crucial in developing the talent base for aviation companies and organisations in Asia and beyond.” “Asia is the future of the air transport industry ¨C it is the single largest market and will continue to drive the industry’s growth,” added IATA director-general and CEO, Giovanni Bisignani. “With Singapore at the crossroads between the aviation giants of China and India, this MOU will allow IATA and NTU to take a leading role in developing the human capital needed to support and fulfil the region’s aviation growth.” Under the MOU, NTU and IATA will explore the possibility of launching a joint executive Master of Business Administration programme with specialisation in aviation management to develop professional aviation leaders for Asia and the world. NTU faculty will also lecture in IATA Training and Development Institute courses, while senior instructors from IATA will teach in NTU programs. Another key area of collaboration is on research topics of mutual interest and benefit, to develop new theories and practices on cultural intelligence and global talent management.