Despite various approaches, especially by German-Brazilian companies, a broad establishment of dual studies in Brazil still poses a great challenge, especially since the majority of Brazilians study part-time, not least for economic reasons. In the context of AWARE, corresponding activities are thus primarily based in Ingolstadt and neighboring Manching, where the company Airbus Defence & Space has its headquarters. As a corporate partner, Airbus Defence & Space already cooperates with the THI in dual bachelor's degree programs such as aviation and automotive information technology or aeronautical engineering.
As a Brazilian-specific extension of this cooperation, a mentoring program has been jointly developed with the aim of dovetailing teaching and practice, in which Brazilian students work on their final thesis in cooperation with an Airbus department and one THI and one Brazilian supervisor each. The program started in 2016 with two Brazilian students and is currently being expanded to 5-6 candidates per year as well as further partner universities in Latin America.