Tongji University and CIID Become Acdemic Strategic Partners

         In July, 2012, Tongji University and CIID signed the official contract, which established their strategic partnership between 2012 and 2013. Through times of friendly negotiation with each other, the two sides agree to put more emphasis on introducing foreign training system and education resources of Interior Design through a cooperatively-construction way, according to their common attention on both international cultural cooperation and development plan on high-end training platform. They will also take active part in coopetating with domestic top universities and colleges as well as professional organizations to make an influential,open international platform and pilot base.

         In October, 2012, Tongji University and Politecnico di Milano cooperate with CIID launched roving public classes on Interior Design in Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Nanjing and Zhengzhou, in order to benefit those elites in the design field in the five cities. Tongji University Sino-Italian Campus then will takes participation in the CIID Forum Summit and Kunming Annual Meeting as the academy sopporting organization, communicationg with Chinese design talents on new concepts thoughts of Design and Management. With the unique advantage and rich resource, CIID will bring   courses with exclusive module, which will gather most famous designers and exectives of design enterprises to teach.

         With the help of CIID, the brand advantages of Tongji University Sino-Italian Campus and foreign resources, the two sides will bring local interior design enterprises and designers a communicating platform undertaking the common wish and expectation of both sides, on the basis of mutual trust and suporting, after they become the strategic partners.

About Tongji University

Tongji University is one of the leading universities directly under the State Ministry of Education in China. Tongji University, formerly Tongji German Medical School, was established in 1907. The history of Tongji University can be traced back to 1907 when Tongji German Medical School was founded by Erich Paulun, a German doctor in Shanghai. The name Tongji suggests cooperating by riding the same boat. Now Tongji University has become a comprehensive university which offers a wide range of programs in sciences, engineering, medicine, arts, law, economics and management.. As a university which had established a reputation for its research, Tongji became one of the first group of universities which were authorized by the China State Council to establish its Graduate School. As one of the leading universities, it was successful in its application for the 211 Program which provided universities with substantial government fund. It also ranks in the top universities co-constructed by State Education Promotion Plan of Action for the 21st Century and local government.

The communication and cooperation between Tongji University and Italy can be dated back to 1980s. After stepping into the new 21st century, with the signing of the memorandum on hign education cooperation between China and Italy, especially the founding of the Tongji University Sino-Italy Campus witnessing by Italian Premier Prodi, the two sides’ cooperation steps into a new stage. From the beginning’s double-degree project on engineering programme to today’s multi-course cooperation on master and doctor degrees, the Sino-Italian Campus plays an active role in promoting the development of research and development as a window and platform in the relationshiop between Tongji University and Italy.

        With the fast development of China’s economy, Construction and Interior Design fields have been vigorously developed by large-scale unburnization construction. However, with the fast pace of market-orientation development, the clients’s needs changed in their characteristic, comprehensive and individual aspects.As a result, the competition in this field becomes stronger. Therefore, the reform is inevitable.It’s the opportunity that this times brings us. At the same time, it is also the chanllenge to us. With this background, after three-year exploration, Tongji University Sino-Italian Campus has successfly developed the “Tongji University-Politecnico di Milano Executive Master of Design Management & Executive Doctor of Design Management”Project. This project is comprised of EMDM (Master of Interio Design Management Courses) and DBA (Doctor of Design Strategy and Management Courses). A series of courses integrate the global top schools of design, such as Tongji University, Politecnico di Milano and Ruen School of Business, with the global concept and view. It can provide the mid-high-level enterprenure executives and designers all over the country a thorough and systermatic job degree education courses.