The project COPA-GT (2012-2016) has been set up to provide training and research in gas turbine engine (GT) design with the use of massive parallel Computational Fluid Dynamics methods. The project has a budget of 4M Euros to recruit 13 PhD students for 3 years and 5 Post Doc researchers for 2 years. What is new and original in this project, is that the Fellows will be trained on the integrated engine design, taking into account component performance and interaction. Until now all training and design was focused on individual components, postponing component interaction till commissioning of the engine, which has led to severe delays and difficulties in changing operating conditions in the past.