DyStar plans CSI Colour Centre at Donghua University of Shanghai, China
CSI Colour Solutions International, a division of DyStar Group, has signed a long term agreement to open a SCI Colour Centre within Donghua University of Shanghai (PRC), with the aim to serve as a training, resource and inspiration centre for professors and designers
The partnership between CSI and Donghua aims to raise the current technology and application standard for colours within the textile industry of China, as well as to improve its sustainability and competitiveness. The strategic partnership is also catering to colour communication and textile dyeing, training, for both professors and rising designers.
According to Li Jun, Vice Director of Fashion Research Centre, Donghua University attracts and develops international designers, and the CSI colour Centre will be an ideal platform to enhance the nurturing process. The students are already utilising SCI’s approximately 4000 colour ColorWallTM to crate seasonal colour forecasts and trends for Chinese brands and retailers.
DHU Donghua University was founded in 1951. It is located in the downtown area of Shanghai and adjacent to Hongqiao Economic Development Zone. DHU is one of the state key universities directly under the Ministry of Education of China. It is featuring disciplines, such as fashion design, textile engineering, international trade, material science, and Information technology and is praised domestically and abroad. It has 12 colleges and schools, offering 56 undergraduate programmes, 66 master’s degree programmes, 34 doctoral degree programmes, and 5 postdoctoral research programmes, among which are 6 state key disciplines and 7 Shanghai municipal key disciplines. Academic achievements have found applications in areas such as aeronautics, military science, new material, architecture, and environmental protection. The number of valid patents ranks in the top 12 of Chinese colleges and universities. There are more than 2800 faculty and staff, and over 30000 enrolled students at DHU. The employment rate maintains 100 % for post graduates and over 95 % for undergraduates in the past several years. To date, DHU has established cooperation with over 100 well known foreign universities, research institutions and enterprises. DHU held also international conferences and forums in the fields such as textile, fashion, and material. As early as 1954, DHU started to accept international students, and these were among the first group of overseas students enrolled at Chinese universities. Today, DHU was home to a huge number of international students from over 100 countries. Almost all of undergraduate programmes, postgraduate and research programs are open to international students. Available to foreign students are also non-degree programmes including Chinese language programs, Degree-Preparation programme, advanced study programmes, and a variety of short term programmes.