Dublin Institute of Design (DID) is rightly considered Ireland’s top specialized college of design. The institute offers a variety of innovative programs ranging from 6-week short courses and diplomas in various design directions to 3-year Bachelor programs in Graphic Design and Interior Design. DID students and graduates constantly take first places in international design competitions and often join major design companies and corporations.

Located near Barcelona, the Hotel School Sant Pol De Mar (EUHT St Pol) has been a pioneer among European schools in the hospitality education sector. EUHT StPol offers degree programs at a technical, bachelor, and masters level, utilizing a hands-on approach among its different specializations including culinary arts, hotel, and tourism management. Additionally, the school owns the Gran Sol Hotel in Barcelona allowing students to train in a suitable setting. By belonging to the network of Hotel Schools of Distinction,  EUHT StPol has preference with more than 400 luxury hotels around the world, providing students with an extensive network necessary to embark on a career in the hospitality industry.

Named after the 17th century businessman and philanthropist, Robert Gordon University (RGU) aims to provide accessible education and enhanced opportunities to everyone across society. Today, this Scottish institution offers a wide range of courses across its 11 schools including online degrees as well as traditional taught courses in diverse subjects as Design, Management, Biomedical sciences, Architecture, and Engineering. In fact, it ranks 1st in the UK for food sciences and graduate prospects in pharmacy and pharmacology (The Times Good University Guide, 2018) and 1st for teaching quality in Architecture (The Times Good University Guide, 2018). Additionally, most of RGU’s undergraduate and graduate courses, such as the RIBA and ARB accredited Master of Architecture, carry professional accreditation from various bodies and combine theory with practical applications offering students a competitive edge in the job market.

With its close proximity to Newcastle, the University of Sunderland is a respected UK institution that combines academic excellence with student support. The university offers rich education and facilities placing it among the best UK universities for student experience (Times Higher Education, 2005). It is a research active university with 10 of its subjects classed among the world’s leading including Pharmacy, Engineering, Business, Media, History, and Social work. The University of Sunderland’s leading research and collaborations with private and public sectors contribute to its high graduate employment rate reaching 95.8%.

Sheffield Hallam University is a modern University offering an affordable education in a vibrant city. It is one of the top 5 modern Universities in the UK for research (Research Excellence Framework 2014) with an international reputation in areas as art and design, sports science, biomedicine, and engineering. The university is affiliated with over 1000 organizations almost guaranteeing a right placement in the working field. With its up-to-date facilities and student employment services, Sheffield Hallam provides a student-centered environment distinguished for its modernity and research excellence.

Istituto Marangoni is originally an Italian Fashion and Design School with campuses in Milan and Florence. Today, the school owns centers in European capitals such as Paris and London as well as a Miami location and a Mumbai campus not to forget Shanghai and Shenzhen.  Istituto Marangoni offers courses ranging from the foundation year to the master’s degree with short professional courses and summer courses catering for all those who share a passion and interest for the fashion and design industry. The school offers its students the chance to take on internships in international companies thanks to its alumni network as well as its ties with the industry.