Istituto Marangoni Dubai has achieved a significant milestone by becoming the first foreign university specialising in fashion and design to gain accreditation from the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) in the UAE.

The UAE’s Ministry of Education (MoE) has granted institutional licensure to Istituto Marangoni Dubai, solidifying its position as the first accredited foreign university in the creative fields in the UAE.

Additionally, the Bachelor of Arts programs offered by Istituto Marangoni Dubai in Fashion Design, Interior Design, Visual Design, and Product Design have successfully completed the program accreditation process and are now listed in the CAA National Register.

The CAA has awarded Istituto Marangoni a 5-year accreditation for the mentioned Bachelor of Arts degree programs, and the institution is now in the process of launching new Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs in Fashion Styling, Fashion Business, Fashion Luxury Brand Management, and Interior Design.

Istituto Marangoni, a renowned higher education institution, has been dedicated to supporting and nurturing creative talent since 1935. Its Dubai campus, located at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), opened in September 2022, expanding the school’s network of fashion, art, and design schools in Milan, Paris, Florence, London, Mumbai, Miami, Shanghai, and Shenzhen. By combining Italy’s esteemed fashion heritage and craftsmanship with cutting-edge digital technology, the institution focuses on innovation and preparing students to enter the industry.

Continuously striving to enhance its academic offerings, Istituto Marangoni has achieved a place among the top 100 universities in the world in the field, according to the QS World University Ranking 2023.

Commenting on the Dubai accreditation, Stefania Valenti, the Managing Director of Istituto Marangoni, expressed her honor and gratitude for this achievement, attributing it to the positive collaboration between the institution and the UAE Ministry of Education. She stated that being recognized as a university further validates their high standards and skilled teaching staff.

Valenti added that the Bachelor of Arts degree programs at Istituto Marangoni Dubai are designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary to embrace the opportunities and challenges arising from the growth and prosperity of the UAE economy. The CAA’s accreditation, recognized throughout the Middle East, will enable Istituto Marangoni Dubai to attract more students from both the local and global communities, positioning itself as an appealing hub for future talented professionals in the fashion and design industry. Valenti emphasized that this achievement is only the first step toward more opportunities and projects planned by Istituto Marangoni in the region.

Roberto La Iacona, the School Director of Istituto Marangoni Dubai, described this as a significant milestone for the institution, solidifying its position as one of the leading educational institutions in the creative disciplines. He emphasized their commitment to maintaining the highest standard of excellence and providing students with the necessary skills to succeed in today’s competitive creative arena.

In line with the strategic objectives of UAE Vision 2030, Istituto Marangoni Dubai is adapting to the challenging education landscape in the UAE by implementing innovative teaching practices and modern education models.

Istituto Marangoni Dubai expressed gratitude to the Commission Evaluation Team and external Commissioners for their positive response and feedback. The school reaffirmed its commitment to meeting the academic standards set by the CAA and providing the best learning opportunities for students from the UAE and abroad.

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