Higher education is a very important chapter in the business system and Luiss Business School seems to have understood well that the market today requires training much closer to market dynamics, as well as content. With an interesting expansion strategy, Luiss actually goes abroad, marrying an internationalization and innovation strategy that aims to strengthen the link between training and the market, directly acquiring the Amsterdam Fashion Academy and in fact creating a hub for the School's international activities and a point of attraction for young people in Northern Europe.
The development project allows to obtain two results simultaneously:
– offer its users an even more international vision and activity, also going to interest students in Europe;
– offer the Italian system in the world of fashion a hub of content and relationships reaching out on the international scene to the full advantage of the excellence of made-in-Italy in the sector.
“The acquisition of Amsterdam Fashion Academy represents a historic milestone for Luiss Business School and more generally for our university and our training system”, commented Vincenzo Boccia, President of Luiss. “Thanks to this operation, Luiss confirms an extremely dynamic and booming reality, with particular attention to the challenges of international training”, added Boccia. The acquisition will allow Luiss Business School to developa particularly attractive training offer, withdoubleOattached programbased in Rome and Amsterdam, as well as to createa solid axis in the field of fashion and luxury between the Hub of Milan and Amsterdam.
“Thanks to this operation, following a few weeks the strengthening on the national territory with the opening of the Veneto Hub of the Dolomites, Luiss Business School will be able to develop a real international hub, on which to focus the training activities aimed at young people in Northern Europe in sectors of excellence of Made in Italy: fashion and luxury in the first place, but also creative industries and family businesses, where Italy and the Luiss Business School represent a point of reference”, added Luigi Abete, President of Luiss Business School.
A strategy in line also with the trend of the training sector which sees an ever greater connection with company operators, especially in those areas where experimentation, innovation, creativity are the masters. Amsterdam is a dynamic Northern European reality connected with several head quarters of companies not only in fashion, which is why we believe that this presence of Luiss Business School can become strategic not only to the core business of training, but also to evolutions of the same.