KADK is the 12th best fashion design school in the world

Education and students

On Business of Fashion’s annual list, KADK’s fashion programme comes an impressive 12th in the world. This is an important acknowledgement of the programme’s competitiveness in the international educational arena.

For the past three years, Business of Fashion has ranked the 50 best fashion programmes in the world, and this year KADK’s fashion course was placed in the top half of the list as an impressive number 12. KADK is naturally delighted:

“We are delighted about, and proud of this wonderful ranking on Business of Fashion’s list. There is no doubt that the competition in the field of fashion programmes at worldwide level is mega tough, and this high position on the list helps cement KADK’s position as one of the best,” says Mathilde Aggebo, Head of the School of Design.

From the summer's departure show - Nynne Joline Giversen
From the summer's departure show - Manuel Ruben Hallermeier

Recognition from Business of Fashion is particularly important when it comes to placing KADK’s fashion programme firmly on the world map, where competition among design schools is huge.

“The 12th place means we are in really good company with some of the leading fashion programmes in the world, and that is important for both KADK and our graduates. We want to attract the best students, teachers and external partners, and our students have to get out there and compete in an international labour market,” says Mathilde Aggebo. “An endorsement by Business of Fashion is a huge help in terms of both criteria. KADK has a stronger and clearer profile on the world map, and the same applies to our graduates.”

The list is based on data from 30 different categories, which are collected from 73 institutions. More than 10,000 students and professors completed questionnaires as part of the study. The list focuses specifically on the three overall quality markers: Global Influence, Learning Experience and Long-term Value. They have particular influence on the final score, which determines each school’s ranking on the list. Central Saint Martins and Parsons School of Design are at the top of the list.

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