• Academics

    VKI encourages "training in research through research". The von Karman Institute undertakes and promotes research in the field of fluid dynamics in three departments: aeronautics and aerospace, environmental and applied fluid dynamics, tubomachinery and propulsion.
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The von Karman Institute offers a wide variety of educational programmes, going from short training internships and final year projects for undergraduate students over a full year of Research Master specialization, up to a complete PhD Research programme:

 

Research Master in Fluid Dynamics (master-after-master)

An accredited Master after Master specialization program of one academic year, with courses and master thesis project (60 credits). Teaching and supervision by the VKI faculty
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Doctoral Programme

A multi-year program of basic research in fluid dynamics carried out in collaboration with a Belgian university or with the home university of the candidate
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Short Training Programme

A program to acquaint highly qualified undergraduate students with the practises of modern fluid dynamics
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Belgian Master Thesis Programme

In fulfillment of the requirements of a Belgian University or Industrial Engineering school, students enrolled in a engineering, industrial engineering or physics Master programme at a Belgian University of Engineering School can carry out their Master Thesis project at the VKI under the supervision of a VKI faculty member, in agreement with their home university
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Foreign Master Thesis Programme

In fulfillment of the requirements of a European or American University, students enrolled in a engineering or physics Master programme at a foreign (non-Belgian) University or Engineering School can carry out their Master Thesis project at the VKI under the supervision of a VKI faculty member, in agreement with their home university.
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Applied Research Orientation

Graduates of the research master may be further instructed in the methodology of applied fluid dynamics and the practice of independant research.

 

Post-doctoral Programme (advanced-level applied research programme)

The post-doctoral research programme allows selected top level researchers to pursue their research after the PhD, taking profit of the unique research facilities of VKI. 

 

DEPARTMENTS

 

The VKI operates a comprehensive range of experimental and computational facilities covering virtually all aspects of the above fields. Necessary support is provided by facility engineers, electronic and photographic laboratories, a computing centre, a technical library, a computer-aided drawing/design office and well-equipped workshops.