We will create learning environments that are intellectually stimulating and where innovation is the norm. Our research-led education prepares students to live and work in the emerging knowledge economies. Vital to building this knowledge community is the campus and learning spaces that we create for our students; where teaching facilitates active learning and encourages critical thinkers.
Students and educators will lead this transformation, but technology will play a key role in this process. The kind of technology that enhances collaboration and a core curriculum that creates entrepreneurs and global citizens. IIAD institutions are places where students feel the direct benefit from being in contact with active researchers and seasoned entrepreneurs in their discipline.
This is a place where the central social and learning hubs encourage cross disciplinary interaction and report the most up-to-date emerging trends, recent research and developments currently being done in the field.
It is also a place where staff are in constant dialogue about their research and development and the potential commercialisation opportunities available to students. We encourage a culture where students are inducted into a ‘community of practice’ rather than ‘just being taught’. At IIAD, there are blurred distinctions between teaching, research and commercialisation where students are included into the community as junior academics.
This is a place where the students experience is more akin to an apprenticeship than to a number of years of formal teaching.