Presentation

For several years the Department of Design has been committed to a process of internationalisation geared towards supporting the department’s qualitative development and contributes to sustaining Milan’s role as an internationally recognised centre of training and research in the field of design, a crossroads of the designer community, a placed for international talents and Italian companies to meet.

With regard to research, this means:

encouraging the mobility of teachers, permanent and temporary researchers and PhD students in order to create opportunities for cultural exchange and foster the building of international research networks;
strengthening participation in international research communities and research programmes by taking on an active role in opening European networks;
supporting its delegates at European and international research planning meetings, making use of its own research networks;
attracting high-quality PhD students and graduates, fostering PhD-level exchanges and agreements with universities, enterprises and international research centres.

With regard to teaching, it means:

supporting flows of students in their mobility, by considering international experiences educational for them on the human level and significant for their curriculum, and seeing their contribution as a source of stimulus for an ever more multicultural approach to teaching;
developing participation in teaching networks and international work placements and students’ involvement in cooperation projects;
fostering the mobility of incoming and outgoing visiting professors for the creation of an international community;
encouraging the development of tailored teaching modules and projects in collaboration with other universities, in addition to joint double degree programmes for select students.

In general, the Department fosters internationalisation:

by creating a bilingual research, teaching and management environment, by supporting training activities and progressively supplementing the teaching staff with foreign colleagues capable of contributing to the development of new thematic and subject areas and introducing new training and teaching models;
by participating in the main international associations (such as Cumulus, ICOGRADA, ICSID, etc.), which are places in which relationships and dialogue are developed and teaching and research initiatives are fostered, and a bridge with the world of work provided;
by strengthening strategic partnerships with a number of international universities in order to create opportunities for long-term exchange and growth, for developing integrated PhD modules, for disseminating the content of research through joint conferences and publications, for sharing and dialogue on themes of common interest such as the evaluation of products of design research and of the quality of teaching.

DIPARTIMENTO DI DESIGN

Via Durando 38/A - 20158 Milano
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DRAFTING COMMITTEE

Marita Canina,  Paola Checchi, Alberto Colorni, Annalinda De Rosa, Giulia Gerosa, Ilaria Mariani, Francesca Piredda, Lucia Rampino, Anne Schoonbrodt, Carlo Emilio Standoli, Lia Tagliavini