Cumulus - International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media
Cumulus is a non-profit organization and network for institutions of art, design and media. It is the only global forum for partnership, friendship and sharing knowledge aimed at enhancing the education and research of art, design and media. The members are prominent institutions numbering 211 from over 48 countries around the world providing degree studies for 300 000 students.
Cumulus provides its members a wide, dynamic and flexible international context for dialogue and innovation. It offers advice, assistance and information enhancing exchange and mobility of students and teachers. The goal is to expand our networks and increase sharing of know-how and best practices among academics, professionals and other stakeholders under the umbrella of Cumulus. Cumulus inspires its members to strive towards a more sustainable, human-centered and creative future.
Cumulus is actively seeking dialogue opportunities with academic and professional institutions, NGOs, governmental institutions, etc. Cumulus aims at bringing issues of design education and research on the agenda, influencing policy making, creating platforms of collaboration and support the developments in the field. Over the years Cumulus has formed partnerships and dialogues with AIGA, ADR Russia, BEDA, DESIS, DINZ, DSR, EESC EU, EIDD, ELIA, IASDR, ICOGRADA, IF, ICSID, INDEX, IxDA, NASAD, OHIM EU, OTTAGONO, PROARTE, UNICEF, among others. Cumulus is endorsed by UNESCO.
Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture PO BOX 31000, 00076 Aalto, Finland UNESCO.
Professor Luisa Collina, School of Design, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Cumulus Secretary General:
Director Eija Salmi, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Finland