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Working in partnership

The School of Design has strong collaborative links with partners in Leeds, the UK and across the world. These links ensure that our School embraces and leads new concepts and visions to support our outstanding teaching and research. Our School is dynamic and is constantly seeking new opportunities to work with organisations in the industry, such as Unilever, Verivide and Saxoprint.

We are proud to work with organisations such as The China Textile Engineering Society, The Textile Institute, the International Colour Association, the Society of Dyers and Colorists, and many other universities to deliver outstanding events, projects and opportunities for students, staff and people living in the city of Leeds. Some of the Universities and Colleges across the world we have partnerships with are:

China: Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication, Central Academy for Fine Arts (Beijing), Donghua University, Soochow University, Zhejiang University, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Institute of Textiles & Clothing) (SAR, China)

European Union: University of Gent, Mannheim University of Applied Sciences

India: PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore

Indonesia: Institut Teknologi Bandung

Japan: Fukui University, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Shinshu University,

Malaysia: Taylor’s University

Pakistan: National Textile University Faisalabad

USA: North Carolina State University, College of Textiles

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