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INTERNATIONAL LINKAGES

INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTES

Arch is a full Member of IFFTI (The International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes), which was registered as a Society on 14th October 1999 at New Delhi, India. Since then, IFFTI has grown into a very prestigious and comprehensive International Organization. IFFTI has set the standard for fashion education throughout the world. The Foundation presently comprises 35 members from 19 countries. IFFTI Member Institutions participate in Annual Conferences and collaborate with each other in bilateral agreements and many professional development activities. IFFTI aims to :

INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF SOCIETIES OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

As part of its strategy to progress in Industry Oriented Design Education, ARCH holds membership of The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID), a nonprofit organization promoting the profession of industrial design. Founded in 1957, ICSID is an international platform with over 50 nations as members to express and share views related with Design.

THE HONGKONG RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF TEXTILES AND APPAREL

ARCH is also a member of the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) which was established in April 2006 with funding support from the Innovation & Technology Commission, HKSAR Government.

COLLABORATIVE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES

(Scotland-Jaipur Partnership Development Fund)

ARCH Academy of Design & Cardonald College, Glasgow (now Glasgow Clyde) have received funding from the British Council, Scotland to develop links in knowledge & understanding of common curriculum areas within Fashion, Textile & Jewelry Design under the Scotland- Jaipur Partnership Development Fund. The funding is to initiate new partnerships under the head of “Creative Industries�?, and is intended to become self-sustainable.

PERTH, UHI, SCOTLAND

ARCH in partnership with Perth UHI, Scotland has received the prestigious 45,000 GBP UKIERI Grant 2012 for Institutional Capacity Building. The 2 year project which will be undertaken with this grant addresses ‘Communication and Application of Design to Promote Mutual Creative & Cultural Industries’ and will include staff and student exchanges and development of an online platform for delivery of Design Communication in the industry.

 

STUDENT & STAFF EXCHANGE PROGRAMMES

The ARCH Academy of Design has signed MOUs to promote partnership with institutions focused on research, development of new curriculum, progression routes towards higher education, and staff development programmes in the area of Fashion and Design.

  • ARCH and De Montfort University, Leicester, UK have signed a Letter of Cooperation (LOC) for academic, cultural and personnel exchanges (including student exchanges); the exploration of progression schemes in subject areas of mutual interest (mainly Design and Business); potential collaborative research projects and the exploration of Joint funding bids to appropriate bodies for teaching learning and research purposes.
  • An MoU has also been signed with the University of Salford, UK, with the envisaged collaborative activity including progression, Staff & Student Exchange programmes, skill transfer programmes and development of Curriculum and pedagogy in Design Education.
  • To build strategic alliances and partnerships with educational institutions in the UK, ARCH in partnership with Doncaster College has received funding for the Staff Exchange Program and skill transfer between the two institutions under the Prime Ministers Initiative for International Education (PMI2) of the British Council.
  • ARCH is in the process of exploring agreements with other top rung UK based universities, institutions and colleges. Pearson’s BTEC Progression Routes in the UK include University of Bedfordshire, Heriot-Watt University, Coventry University, St Patrick’s College, Middlesex University, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Bath Spa University et al. Destinations also include Universities & colleges in the US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa.
  • ARCH has conducted successful bi- directional student exchanges for the past 3 years with the Textila Gymnasiet in Stockholm, Sweden (now part of Tillskärarakademi , Sweden) and both institutions have renewed their MoU for a further three years.