The Design Village (TDV) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI), School of Design Italy, to enhance academic links and foster collaboration in design education. According to the statement, this partnership will allow for a rich exchange of knowledge and resources between the two institutions, aiming to provide students with a global perspective and improve their skills and abilities.
The collaboration intends to promote academic exchange and teaching cooperation between POLIMI and TDV through hosting student exchange activities for PSSD, Integrated Product Design, Communication Design, Interior and Spatial Design, Product, Space, and Interior, and Fashion and Textile Design Master programmes.
The Design Village is an interdisciplinary, industry-centric design institute in Noida, New Delhi, India. At TDV, all design disciplines collaborate to create essential multidisciplinary experiences. It facilitates relevant teacher and student exchanges with foreign institutes and organizations. The platform works closely with industry and professionals to ensure that design is appropriate and applicable in the real world.
Speaking on the partnership, Assistant Professor & Senior Researcher at Politecnico di Milano, Valentina Auricchio, stated:
I believe that students have lived a learning experience that will forever leave a mark for their future. As a professor, I have enjoyed allowing this to happen, and this kind of educational activity should become part of a student’s curriculum.
This MOU’s vision will be achieved through educational exchange and student engagement opportunities organized by both institutes. The Design Village will also host the next joint studio in February 2024, including faculty members and students from TU Delft (Netherlands) and Politecnico di Milano (Italy).
Politecnico di Milano is a public scientific and technological university that educates engineers, architects, and industrial designers. The University has consistently focused on the quality and innovation of its teaching and research, cultivating a successful engagement with business and the producing world through experimental research and technology transfer. The institute participates in several research, site, and training programmes in collaboration with Europe’s top universities. Politecnico’s footprint spreads to various countries, including North America, Southeast Asia, and Eastern Europe. As part of its internationalization strategy, Politecnico Milano has joined the European and global network of major technical universities, offering many exchange and double degree options and a diverse choice of degree programmes taught exclusively in English.