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Luiss Business School acquires Amsterdam Fashion Academy

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Jan '20
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Luiss Business School has acquired Amsterdam Fashion Academy (AFA). For the first time in its history, the school grows abroad, strengthening its positioning as a dynamic and international excellent Italian institution. Thanks to this operation, the school speeds up in higher education of fashion and luxury sectors, traditional Made in Italy spearhead.

Amsterdam will become the hub for school’s international activities and an attraction point for young people in Northern Europe. Thanks to this operation, Luiss accelerates its growth and get stronger in the higher education for fashion and luxury sectors, traditional Made in Italy excellence, according to a press release by Luiss.

The AFA is a higher education boutique founded in The Netherlands in 2013 and it is currently the only Dutch institution giving a bachelor of arts (honours) in fashion and luxury sectors. With approximately 200 students, the 73 per cent of them coming from 20 different countries all around the world, AFA is high-ranked, posing great attention to academic quality and to the ratio between students and teachers, currently equal to six, representing an unprecedented case in the higher education landscape, both before and after graduation.

“The acquisition of AFA represents a historic milestone for Luiss and for our university, as well as for our education system in general. Thanks to this operation, Luiss reaffirms itself as an extremely dynamic reality, on a strong expansion path and with a particular attention to education challenges at an international level. The acquisition will allow Luiss to develop a particularly attractive educational offer, with double or joint programmes located in Amsterdam and Rome, in addition to the creation of a solid axis in fashion and luxury sectors between Milan and Amsterdam hubs,” Luiss’ president Vincenzo Boccia said.

“Thanks to this operation, few weeks after the strengthening on national territory with the opening of Dolomites hub, located in Veneto region, Luiss will develop a concrete international hub, in which to focus on educational activities dedicated to Northern Europe young graduates, in all those sectors representing the Made In Italy excellence: fashion and luxury first, but creative industry and family business are included, where Italy and Luiss are referring points,” Luigi Abete, Luiss president said.

Moreover, the choice of Amsterdam will allow Luiss to further develop its network with global and European multinational companies’ headquarters settled in The Netherlands capital, a trend willing to grow up thanks to current geopolitical European developments. Establishing a direct presence at the heart of Europe will allow Luiss to develop an excellent hub for the international recruitment of the students for the whole School, thus exploiting synergies of costs and academic.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (GK)


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