The Design Village (TDV) and Esad Arte+ Design (ESAD), Portugal, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). According to the official announcement, the two institutions have agreed to a bilateral academic exchange and cooperation. TDV and ESAD’s collaboration aims to promote mutual growth and innovation in the academic sector. It is expected to demonstrate a dedication to furthering education, research, and cultural exchange.
Following the growing demands of the role of design and the arts, ESAD wants to train students to develop their capacity to participate and compete nationally and internationally, as well as to promote the expansion of skills at the creative, critical, and technological levels. The platform offers degrees in design and arts, master’s in design, several postgraduate courses, an open training programme, workshops and summer labs. It annually grants scholarships to candidates for undergraduate and master’s degrees. Since its foundation, ESAD has adopted internationalization as a strategy for scientific and pedagogical affirmation, which is fundamental to its educational project.
Speaking about the development, Vatsal Agarwal, Associative Dean of Executive Affairs, The Design Village, said:
ESAD stands as a highly prominent design landmark in the South of Europe. We at TDV are ecstatic and encouraged to embark upon the bilateral exchange with them. Portugal has always been a hidden design cradle, and our students could draw diverse inspirations from the new context. We welcome the facilitators and learners from ESAD to our culture and community and jointly develop an ethnographic environment for a design-led impact.
The bilateral exchange programmes and joint research initiatives are set to commence in the upcoming academic year, promising opportunities for the academic communities of both institutions.
The Design Village is an interdisciplinary, industry-focused design institute based in Noida, India. The company brings together all fields of design for essential multidisciplinary interactions. The platform arranges meaningful exchanges of faculty and students with international institutes and organizations. It works closely with industry and professionals to emphasize the real-world relevance and application of design.