November 1, 2017

Finnish fashion education among world’s best

This is the second time Aalto University has been ranked in the top five in the global fashion schools’ listing by BoF.
This is the second time Aalto University has been ranked in the top five in the global fashion schools’ listing by BoF.
Aalto University/Aino Huovio

Aalto University’s undergraduate programme in fashion has been ranked the world’s fifth best in Business of Fashion’s annual Global Fashion School Rankings.

The aim of the ranking is to provide an objective evaluation of the world’s best undergraduate and graduate fashion programmes.

Along with its high placement in the category for undergraduate programmesAalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture was also ranked 14th for graduate programmes.

Course offerings in technical skills were especially highly rated by the students.

Course offerings in technical skills were especially highly rated by the students.

Aalto University

Best in both categories was Central Saint Martins, based in London.

The results were based on data gathered from students and professionals, utilising three major indicators of quality: global influence, learning experience and long-term value.

Business of Fashion’s analysis shows that employability is a primary concern for the students.

“What is most important, our graduates find a job well, since it is not that easy these days in the fashion industry,” says professor Pirjo Hirvonen. “In our programme we put emphasis on close ties with the industry, excellent technological resources and ensuring that our students gain multidisciplinary skills.”

Good News from Finland took a look at the Finnish fashion scene last year. Read the feature here.

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