There have been a number of initiatives aimed at fostering cross-institutional international collaboration, and TU Delft in particular has considerable expertise in conducting global product development projects. However, such projects are often very expensive to deliver – with one recent collaboration between a European and an American university costing approximately $200,000! These budgetary requirements can limit the number of students that can be involved, or even prevent universities without large research/teaching budgets from participating in global projects at all.

  • Financial: The Global Studio gives you the ability to provide cross-institutional courses on a budget similar to that of traditional studio-based projects - enabling your entire undergraduate class to participate in live globally-distributed design projects.
  • Assessment: The Global Studio enables teaching and assessment to be organised independently at each partner university, providing each with the ability to vary the project scope and emphasis in order to overcome some of the difficulties associated with cross-institutional collaborations.