Milano, my next stop where the coffee is possibly the best in the world!
This #aroundtheworldin80universities has now taken me into 3 countries and I am on university number 14!
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design is a 100% Made in Italy international network operating in the fields of education and research in Italy, Spain and Brazil. Its main campus is situated just outside of Milan, a city you can’t help but fall in love with. IED’s essential role in leading events such as Milan Salone del Mobile and Milan Fashion Week is a testament to their position as a creative leader both locally in Milan and on a global scale.
There’s a sense of excellence in Milan that is a cut above the rest. The coffee, the best in the world - well, that I’ve tried anyway!
Italian design is known across the world and you can see why IED belongs in Milan. A elegant and creative city that does nothing more than bring out your creativity, the perfect environment for the creative, inquisitive student. A visit to the Design Museum is must and a great place for inspiration if you are a student in design. Milan is best described as a treasure trove of 20th-century art, but is also known as a forward-thinker, an innovator, a leader across the world in creativity. Milan is a must see.
I’ve worked with IED for a number of years and have always had a personal fondness for the philosophy at the university and the lengths to which they go to to promote creativity and cross-discipline working. Walking the campus I couldn’t help but notice thought-provoking pieces which would get me thinking about how, why or even wow!
IED Design, IED Fashion, IED Visual Arts and IED Communication are the four departments present in each location, united by the common denominator of design culture. IED’s offer is made up of official undergraduate courses, IED Diploma courses, Master courses and degrees, academic year and semester courses, summer/winter courses, and specialization courses. IED have a course for those wishing to study something short term or for those wishing to go all the way to masters level.
When considering a university you should always consider teaching methods. IED teaching methods require that departments forge strong bonds with the local industry; interface with their benchmark sectors, interact with each other and evolve accordingly. For these reasons, rather than just keeping in step with their times, the IED training courses are often thriving trend anticipators. IED represents an innovation hub where professionals from a variety of backgrounds gather to provide the input for a cross-fertilisation between areas and disciplines. IED forms a truly unique network of encounters, experiences, people and cultures. The outcome is excellence.
When you get onto campus you’ll notice that IED really is a hub of activity where creativity is promoted in every corner of the university.
I was super impressed by the facilities at IED, you’ll notice each area of expertises has its own lab area which contains a lab technician and state of the art facilities for students to work on their projects.
The IED Youtube channel is something to be admired and gives a very good insight into the culture at the university. Check it out here
I am really pleased to have visited IED and I can confirm that if the creative industries are occupational areas that you are interested in, then consider IED.
If you’d like to find out more about studying abroad then visit one of our events!
Study Abroad Roadshow - Monday 12th March - Thursday 15th March 2018
International Education Week in the UK is a platform that aims to connect UK Students with universities outside the UK. It is the first official week dedicated to studying overseas.