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Fashion & Luxury
Sustainability
Summer School 2014
Experiencing Innovation
Ataglance
The Fashion & Luxury Sustainability Summer
School in Lugano – Switzerland, is a one-week
programme open to Swiss...
EarningCredits
The programme builds on at least two years of
university studies and is academically challenging,
with an a...
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Fashion & Luxury Sustainability Summer School 2014

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The Fashion & Luxury Summer School, based in Lugano, Switzerland, is an international programme run by the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) in partnership with the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW), School of Business, and in close cooperation with leading industry brands, TicinoModa and the School of Textile and Apparel (STA).

The Fashion & Luxury Summer School offers studies in Business Management and Innovative Technologies for the fashion and luxury industry, with a focus on current industry topics. It is situated in a region known as Switzerland's Fashion Valley, chosen by numerous fashion and luxury brands for their headquarters and logistic operations. It is also strategically positioned close to Como, Italy's silk and textiles manufacturing centre, and to Milan, the fashion design capital of the world.

The Fashion & Luxury Summer School is a one-week programme open to Swiss and international Bachelor, Master and PhD degree students. During this full-immersion week participants will experience innovation in the classroom, in the university labs and inside fashion and luxury companies, learning about cutting-edge research and management best practices.

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Fashion & Luxury Sustainability Summer School 2014

  1. 1. Fashion & Luxury Sustainability Summer School 2014 Experiencing Innovation
  2. 2. Ataglance The Fashion & Luxury Sustainability Summer School in Lugano – Switzerland, is a one-week programme open to Swiss and international Bachelor, Master and PhD degree students. During this full-immersion week participants will experience innovation in the classroom, in the university labs and on-site at fashion and luxury companies, learning about cutting-edge research and management best practices towards a sustainable industry future. Place:Lugano, Switzerland ECTS:3 ECTS Date:July 21st through July 26th, 2014 CourseLanguage:English Academicprogramme The Fashion & Luxury Summer School, based in Lugano – Switzerland, offers studies in Business Management and Innovative Technologies for the fashion and luxury industry, with a focus on current industry topics. It is situated in a region known as Switzerland’s Fashion Valley, chosen by numerous fashion and luxury brands for their headquarters and logistic operations. It is also strategically positioned close to Como, Italy’s silk and textiles manufacturing centre, and to Milan, the fashion design capital of the world. During the one-week programme, taught in English, students will learn from experienced lecturers in the university’s classroom and labs and engage in hands-on company workshops offered on-site, involving fashion and luxury industry practitioners. Teamwork, interaction and networking will be actively encouraged. Focus:Sustainability The fashion and luxury sector is increasingly confrontedwiththeneedtoaddressSustainability systemically and at each phase of the fashion and luxury product life cycle and value chain. This poses specific environmental, social, economic as well as peculiar aesthetic challenges; it also offers great opportunities for value creation. The Fashion & Luxury Sustainability Summer School programme aims at delivering an understanding of these topics and of the theories, methods, innovative technologies, managerial approaches and cutting-edge research supporting the industry in developing strategies for a viable, ethical future. Culturalandleisureprogramme The Fashion & Luxury Summer School programme includes a number of cultural and leisure activities in the lake region of Locarno and Lugano, ranging from boat excursions to live music performances. A day in fashion design capital, Milan, is also planned.
  3. 3. EarningCredits The programme builds on at least two years of university studies and is academically challenging, with an applied management and technology focus. The week includes contact hours, self-study time, lab work and on-site company workshops for a total of 30 academic hours. Participants will earn 3 ECTS credits. Additional work will be requested from Master students and PhD researchers. On successful completion of the programme participants will receive an official Transcript of Records featuring the ECTS credits achieved. The programme language is English. VenuesandFacilities The Fashion & Luxury Sustainability Summer School is held at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland – Lugano and in other locations in the region, in a modern, safe and welcoming environment. Lugano is situated in the heart of the Ticino region. It is a tourist destination of choice for vacationers from all over the world, ideally located a few hours from major Swiss cities and close to the Italian border. AboutUs The Fashion & Luxury Summer School is an internationalprogrammerunbytwoSwissApplied Universities: SUPSI, situated in the southern part of Switzerland, and FHNW - School of Business, located in the north western part. SUPSIandFHNWareaccreditedbytheSwiss FederalGovernment SUPSI and FHNW offer degree programmes at Bachelors and Masters level as well as continuing education programmes characterized by an applied educational approach, which unites classical theoretical-scientific instruction with a professional orientation. Both Universities invest heavily in applied research for key industry sectors, working on projects competitively acquired from large Europeanandnationalagenciesormandated by organizations and institutions. Otherpartners TheSummerSchoolpartnerswithleadingfashion andluxuryindustrybrandslocatedintheregion ofSouthernSwitzerlandandneighbouringItaly. ItisendorsedbyTicinoModaandbytheSchoolof TextileandApparel(STA),Lugano. Contact Forenrollmentinformationpleasecontact: UniversityofAppliedSciencesandArtsof SouthernSwitzerland DepartmentofBusinessandSocialSciences MichelaOrnati,M.B.A. SummerSchoolCoordinator CH-6928Manno,Switzerland T+41586666100 F+41586666101 fashionluxury-ss@supsi.ch www.supsi.ch/go/fashionluxury UniversityofAppliedSciencesandArts NorthwesternSwitzerland/SchoolofBusiness JeannetteMerguin ExecutiveAssistantBSwissSummerSchool Riggenbachstrasse16 CH-4600Olten,Switzerland T+41848821011 F+41+622860075 jeannette.merguin@fhnw.ch www.fhnw.ch/business/summer-schools
  4. 4. www.supsi.ch/go/fashionluxury www.fhnw.ch/business/summer-schools

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