International Collaborations

WUD maintains a global outlook. It is the youngest university ever to be awarded a design and innovation capacity building grant under the ERASMUS plus programme of the EU. WUD is working with a consortium of international partner universities including Brunel University, UK; Politecnico di Milano, Italy; University of Aegean, Greece and IIITD Delhi. WUD is a member of Cumulus, the international body of design institutions. WUD is host to many international forums including the prestigious Global Goals Jam in association with UNDP and MediaLab Amsterdam; Speculative Futures of USA; Design across Cultures based out of Netherlands with partners from USA, Brazil, Germany, Italy and Korea etc.

WUD invites renowned personalities from various walks of life to share their knowledge and expertise with students. Eminent scholars visiting the campus includes Prof. AG Krishna Menon, INTACH; Prof. Osmud Rehman, Ryerson University; Prof. Elizabeth Rose, University of Otago; Prof. Paul Inman, Pro VC, Oxford Brookes University; Prof. Parik Goswami, University of Huddersfield; Prof. Alessandro Biamonti, Politecnico di Milano etc.

ERASMUS

WUD is a member of Erasmus Plus programme of the European Union. It’s the youngest university ever to be awarded the prestigious design and innovation capacity building grant under the programme. WUD, as the lead, is working with a consortium of international partner universities including Brunel University, UK; Politecnico di Milano, Italy; University of Agean, Greece and IIITD Delhi. Details of the project DESINNO can be accessed here.


EXCHANGE AGREEMENTS

WUD considers international exposure as a quintessential part of design education and provides abundant opportunities to its students to explore and experience the various nuances of this facet of education. Such exposure enhances a students' personality and broadens their vision. WUD has signed multiple MoUs with leading educational institutions across the globe to facilitate a constant exchange of students, scholars, research topics on every subject; of students making study visits and joining immersion programmes at these universities and organisations on a short term or periodic basis to enhance their skills and expertise. In the last two years, fifteen students went on a semester exchange with these universities.


The MOUs already signed are with –

UK

University of Huddersfield - recognised as a gold-rated University by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF),UK.
Oxford Brookes University - ranked amongst the world’s top universities in 15 individual subject areas including art and design.
University of the West of Scotland - ranked amongst the top 3% of universities worldwide in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018.
University of Reading - is a Top 30 UK Public University (ranked 27th out of 84 UK universities featured in the QS World University Rankings, 2021) based in the South East of England, 25 minutes from central London by train. Considered more prestigious than many other universities with better ranking, University of Reading is ranked #205 in QS Global World Rankings 2021 and between 200-250 by the Times Ranking. Its Henley Business School holds triple-accredited status, while The Financial Times and The Economist both consistently rank it as being in the world's top 50 business schools.

Canada

Emily Carr University of Art & Design - Canada’s top design university ranked 9th in the World by Red Dot Design Award in 2015 placing them within the "top ten Design Universities in the Americas and Europe".
Vancouver Film School - Recognized world leader in entertainment arts education, ranked #1 among the top 100 international animation schools by Animation career review & among the top 15 Global game design schools by The Princeton Review.

USA

University of California, Berkeley - ranked among the world's top 2 universities.
College for Creative Studies, Michigan, USA - Founded in 1906, the College for Creative Studies (CCS) is a private, fully accredited college, enrolling more than 1,400 students, pursuing Bachelors & Masters degrees in Color and Materials Design, Interaction Design, Integrated Design, Transportation Design, Advertising Design, Art Education, Crafts, Entertainment Arts, Fashion Accessories Design, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Photography, and Product Design.

Europe

École Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Industries Textiles (ENSAIT) - is a 130 year old institution that is considered the leading textile trainer responsible for educating 75% of all Masters in textile in France.
HAMK, Finland - Hame University of Applied Sciences is the 8th largest university of applied sciences in Finland.
University of Nicosia, Cyprus - UNIC is the largest university in Cyprus and ranks among the top 100 in Emerging Europe and Central Asia Region by QS World University Rankings.
Utrecht University, Netherlands - is counted among the world's best universities, being ranked 1st in the Netherlands and 52ndin the world (2020) by Shanghai Ranking and at 75th by The Times Higher Education Ranking.
Kauno Kolegija, Lithuania - Kaunas University of Applied Sciences is state owned and is the largest university not only in Lithuania but the whole Baltic region, ranking among the top 2 of the country.
Banat's University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Romania - Specializes in landscape design besides life and veterinary science subjects, ranks 5th, among the universities of education and advanced research nationally.

Mexico

Universidad De Monterrey (UDEM) - It is one of the best universities, according to the QS Top 50 Under 50 International Ranking.
UPAEP - UPAEP is a highly reputed university which ranks among the top 22% of the world.

MEMBERSHIPS

WUD is a full member of Cumulus, the International association of universities & colleges of art, design & media that has over 160 member universities in 60 countries (http://www.cumulusassociation.org/). This provides the widest possible access to WUD to interact and engage with internationalization on a global scale.

GLOBAL PARTICIPATION & EXPOSURE

WUD maintains a global outlook. It is host to many international forums including the prestigious Global Goals Jam in association with UNDP and MediaLab Amsterdam; Speculative Futures of USA; Design across Cultures based out of Netherlands and having partners from USA, Brazil, Germany, Italy and Korea etc. WUD has initiated many academic events - first ever biannual International Conference on ‘Functional Textiles & Clothing’ in association with IIT Delhi, hosting over 200 scholars from over 30 countries in 2018 and again in 2020; WUD regularly invites renowned personalities to share their knowledge and expertise with students. Eminent scholars visiting the campus in the past few months includes Prof. Osmud Rehman, Ryerson University; Prof. Elizabeth Rose, University of Otago; Prof. Paul Inman, Pro VC, Oxford Brookes University; Prof. Parik Goswami, Dean School of Fashion & Textiles, Huddersfield University; Prof. Alessandro Biamonti, Politecnico di Milano etc.

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