International Collaborations

WUD maintains a global outlook and considers international exposure as a quintessential part of design education. It aims to provide abundant opportunities to its students to explore and experience the various nuances of this facet of education. Such exposure enhances a students' personality and broadens the vision.

Besides signing MoUs with leading educational institutions across the globe to facilitate a constant exchange of students & scholars, WUD connects with the world in many different ways and brings home the internationalization experience to its faculty and students in multifarious ways.


WUD is a member of Erasmus Plus programme of the European Union. It’s the youngest university ever to be awarded the prestigious design and innovation capacity building grant under the programme. WUD, as the lead, is working with a consortium of international partner universities including Brunel University, UK; Politecnico di Milano, Italy; University of Agean, Greece and IIITD Delhi. Details of the project DESINNO can be accessed here.


WUD continue to establish international exchange collaborations with leading education institutions around the world with the aim of facilitating constant exchange of students, scholars, research topics on every subject. Two batches of students have already undergone semester exchange with these universities in 2019 and 2020.

The MOUs already signed are with –


University of Huddersfield - recognised as a gold-rated University by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF),UK.
Oxford Brookes University - ranked amongst the world’s top universities in 15 individual subject areas including art and design.
University of the West of Scotland - ranked amongst the top 3% of universities worldwide in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018.
University of Reading - is a Top 30 UK Public University (ranked 27th out of 84 UK universities featured in the QS World University Rankings, 2021) based in the South East of England, 25 minutes from central London by train. Considered more prestigious than many other universities with better ranking, University of Reading is ranked #205 in QS Global World Rankings 2021 and between 200-250 by the Times Ranking. Its Henley Business School holds triple-accredited status, while The Financial Times and The Economist both consistently rank it as being in the world's top 50 business schools.


Emily Carr University of Art & Design - Canada’s top design university ranked 9th in the World by Red Dot Design Award in 2015 placing them within the "top ten Design Universities in the Americas and Europe".
Vancouver Film School - Canada’s Premier Entertainment Arts School and a recognized world leader in entertainment arts education with internationally renowned alumni.


College for Creative Studies, Michigan, USA - Founded in 1906, the College for Creative Studies (CCS) is a private, fully accredited college, enrolling more than 1,400 students, pursuing Bachelors & Masters degrees in Color and Materials Design, Interaction Design, Integrated Design, Transportation Design, Advertising Design, Art Education, Crafts, Entertainment Arts, Fashion Accessories Design, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Photography, and Product Design.


École Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Industries Textiles (ENSAIT) - is a 130 year old institution that is considered the leading textile trainer responsible for educating 75% of all Masters in textile in France.


WUD is a full member of Cumulus, the International association of universities & colleges of art, design & media that has over 160 member universities in 60 countries ( This provides the widest possible access to WUD to interact and engage with internationalization on a global scale.


WUD maintains a global outlook. It is host to many international forums including the prestigious Global Goals Jam in association with UNDP and MediaLab Amsterdam; Speculative Futures of USA; Design across Cultures based out of Netherlands and having partners from USA, Brazil, Germany, Italy and Korea etc. WUD has initiated many academic events - first ever biannual International Conference on ‘Functional Textiles & Clothing’ in association with IIT Delhi, hosting over 200 scholars from over 30 countries in 2018 and again in 2020; WUD regularly invites renowned personalities to share their knowledge and expertise with students. Eminent scholars visiting the campus in the past few months includes Prof. Osmud Rehman, Ryerson University; Prof. Elizabeth Rose, University of Otago; Prof. Paul Inman, Pro VC, Oxford Brookes University; Prof. Parik Goswami, Dean School of Fashion & Textiles, Huddersfield University; Prof. Alessandro Biamonti, Politecnico di Milano etc.

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