KEA – Copenhagen School of Design and Technology

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KEA
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KEA – Copenhagen School of Design and Technology
Guldbergsgade 29N
DK-2200
Copenhagen N

Description

KEA offers higher education study programmes targeted at the business community in Denmark and abroad. KEA connects craftsmanship with the latest knowledge, and students learn to turn that knowledge into products in the broad sense.
KEA’s study programmes are within technology, design and business. They are of a high academic standard and are closely linked to the needs of industry.
KEA’s graduates create value by being successful in life and by creating innovative power and product development.
 

INTERNATIONAL ROLE

KEA has several full-time educational programs taught in English. All in all we have about 20% international students coming from more than 50 different countries and have an integrated international mind-set throughout the organization. We have a strong focus on internationalization, abroad as well as at KEA, as most our educational programmes are training students in areas directed toward a global industry
Since 2012 the international activities of KEA have been coordinated by the international office, KEA Global. In addition to traditional student exchange, the focus has since 2012 been directed towards several additional areas in order to expand the international focus and global employability of KEA graduates:

Cross-disciplinary short term projects in collaboration with partner institutions and companies.
Exchange of lecturers with partner institutions.
Internationalization at home (eg. Intercultural workshops for students at the international programmes)
International Internships
Examples of international collaboration and projects:

Erasmus Charter
Around 25 Partner Institutions (at the Design Unit only) http://www.kea.dk/en/en/student-mobility/partner-institutions/partner-in...
Membership of the International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes (IFFTI) since 2012. http://www.iffti.com/
The Biannual Youth Fashion Summit, YFS, part of the Copenhagen Fashion Summit - in 2016 the summit will address sustainability in fashion. KEA is coordinating the YFS in collaboration with The Danish Fashion Institute (www.youthfashionsummit.com)
The Annual KEA charette (cross-disciplinary work shop with students and lecturers from partner universitites - http://www.kea.dk/en/charrette/)
Participation in the Toronto International Charette, George Brown College – School of Design (http://institutewithoutboundaries.ca/?portfolio=interstitial-zones)
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Name of contact person: 
Trine Bekkersgaard Stark

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