The Lombardy Aerospace Industry Cluster - of which our University is a member- was founded in Italy in 2014 as the final step in constructing a representative institution for the regional system of aerospace industries. The first activities of the newly founded cluster were aimed at defining its strategies. An important item in the action list consisted of an in-depth review of aerospace activities at the regional, national, and supranational level, in order to help steering the future strategic plan of the cluster toward optimal goals. This review is still being carried out, mostly through volunteer contributions from both industry and academia, and it includes education-related aspects of the aerospace system in addition to production, research, and other issues.

The investigation was conducted at four different geographical levels, i.e., at the regional, national, European, and global levels. The article devoted to the global-level survey has just been published as a "feature paper" on the freshly minted March 2018 issue of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Magazine:

F. Dell'Acqua and G. Siciliano, "Technical Education on Aerospace and Remote Sensing: A Brief Global Overview," in IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Magazine, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 8-14, March 2018.
doi: 10.1109/MGRS.2018.2796245

This paper completes the series, reporting the most significant outcomes of the global-level survey, and is intended to encourage debate on future scenarios of education in this field.