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The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach.
We promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation. We convey a comprehensive image of Germany by providing information about cultural, social and political life in our nation. Our cultural and educational programmes encourage intercultural dialogue and enable cultural involvement. They strengthen the development of structures in civil society and foster worldwide mobility.
With our network of Goethe-Instituts, Goethe Centres, cultural societies, reading rooms and exam and language learning centres, we have been the first point of contact for many with Germany for over sixty years. Our long-lasting partnerships with leading institutions and individuals in over ninety countries create enduring trust in Germany. We are partners for all who actively engage with Germany and its culture, working independently and without political ties. In Bangladesh, the Goethe-Institut has been active since 1961.
Weißensee School of Art + Design Berlin, founded 1946, is the former East German Academy of Applied Arts. It has currently approx. 650 students. Weißensee is a University with a strong Bauhaus tradition. The strong foundation for the combination of theory, art and practice it offers was laid more than 50 years ago. Still today all first year students start with a one-year interdisciplinary program covering basic principles of Art and Design. The exchange of ideas between the different disciplines is encouraged and also supported by the school's 13 workshops and studios which are open free all year round to students of all disciplines, offering students an opportunity to explore ideas in practice. Award winning alumni of the Fashion Department include: Bobby Kolade, Concis, c.neeon, Isabel Vollrath, Perret Schaad, Sadak, schmidttakahashi, Annelie Schubert, Michael Sontag and William Fan.
Universität der Künste Berlin
Berlin University of the Arts was founded 1699 and has currently approx. 3800 students. It is one of the biggest, most diversified and traditional universities of the arts world-wide. The teaching offered at the four colleges of Fine Art, Design, Music and Performing Arts as well as at the Central Institute of Further Education encompasses the full spectrum of the arts and related academic studies in more than 40 departments. Thanks to its excellent artistic and creative training, every year around 600 potential freelancers or company founders leave the university - meaning that Berlin University of the Arts represents a driving force for the creative industries in Berlin.
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Established in March 2012 BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology (BUFT) is a university of Bangladesh dedicated to the development of human resources for the ready-made garment (RMG) and textile sectors of the country. It was functioning from 1999 under the name of BGMEA Institute of Fashion & Technology (BIFT) with the affiliation of National University. In order to cater to the needs of the RMG and textile sector, BUFT offers academic and skill development programs at five faculties (Apparel & Textile Engineering, Fashion & Technology, Science & Engineering, Business Studies, Arts & Social Science) with more than 20 departments. BUFT has currently approx. 4.000 students. 750 persons are studying at the Fashion Design and Technology Department, where they have the opportunity to participate in (inter)national programs, fashion shows and design competitions. BUFT collaborates with universities and organisations in different parts of the world to promote and strengthen its academic training and research activities as well as achieving an international standard.