International relations


IED forms a truly unique network of encounters, experiences, people and cultures. Its students develop a deep sense of belonging and their drive to innovate and share resources, ideas and contacts forges a tight-knit community.

IED has about 160 academic partnerships in Europe, Asia, United States and Canada, Latin American countries, Australia and New Zealand and it is member of prestigious international networks such as CAE (Culture Action Europe), CUMULUS (International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media), ELIA (The European League of the Institute of Arts), ENCATC (European Network on Cultural Management and Policy) and WDO (World Design Organization). It also maintains links with many academic associations, including NAFSA (Association of International Educators) and EAIE (European Association for International Education): a large group of institutions based in different parts of the world that completes and expands upon the possibility of academic exchange open to IED students.

IED is, moreover, accredited institution of ERASMUS+ Programme, which contributes to the achievement of the Institute’s strategic goals meant to implement internationalization (ref. Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2021-2027 award and Erasmus Policy Statement 2021-2027). 

This wide-ranging group of international organizations grants IED students even more extensive possibilities for academic exchange. Numerous bilateral agreements with prestigious foreign universities provide the chance for our students to take part in the Exchange Study Program and in the Erasmus + Program and spend a semester abroad at one of our partner institutions or at another IED Seat.

The enormous heritage of international creative ideas, words and deeds is a worldwide acknowledged IED value, demonstrating that respect for cultural diversity and multidisciplinarity and the resulting ‘culture of jointness’ approach to education are an unquestionable key to success.

Find out more about IED International Mobility Programs.