Pearl Academy and Torrens University Australia Announce New Collaboration

Two institutes partnering to promote global exposure, encourage innovation and share best practices


New Delhi, 11th May 2017: Pearl Academy, India’s leading design, fashion and creative business institution, and Torrens University Australia, have announced an agreement to share global best practice, promote innovation, cross border collaboration, and deliver industry-leading outcomes for their students. The new alliance will also provide opportunities for academic and student exchanges, development of new programs and collaboration in research, particularly in Design and Business.

Commenting on the new collaboration, Prof Nandita Abraham, CEO – Pearl Academy said, “With its wide spectrum of application in different verticals and industries worldwide, creative industries are fast emerging as an exciting new domain for students in India. With such increasing international relevance, it is imperative for us to provide this global advantage to our students and faculty. For over two decades, we have had prestigious alliances with Domus Academy, Milan, London College of Fashion, Manchester Metropolitan University, Nottingham Trent University, Media Design School- NZ and 40 other design and fashion colleges across the world. We look forward to collaborating with Torrens University to further achieve this goal.”

Professor Justin Beilby, Vice Chancellor, Torrens University Australia said,Today’s announcement between Torrens University Australia and Pearl Academy delivers both academic staff and students unique opportunities to collaborate on transnational projects and connect with peers, fellow educators and leading industry players across the subcontinent.”

“Since Torrens University began we have been committed to facilitating genuine opportunities for our academic staff and students to work collaboratively in environments at home and abroad, and to form closer ties with others in the Laureate International Universities network to deliver a global perspective to programs and the learning experience, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region,” added Professor Beilby.

“Pearl’s strategic focus on forging authentic links with real-world industries to benefit students reflects our philosophy at Torrens University.”

“Torrens has previously partnered with INTI University, Stamford University and Real Madrid Graduate School, and this alliance with Pearl Academy is an extension of this valued network,” concluded Professor Beilby.

The signing of this significant collaboration between Pearl Academy and Torrens University Australia was formally recognised by Prof Nandita Abraham, CEO- Pearl Academy and Professor Justin Beilby, Vice Chancellor, Torrens University Australia.


About Pearl Academy

Pearl Academy, India’s leading institution in design, fashion, creative businesses and media studies has been a catalyst for success of the students across creative industries for over two decades. With a legacy of 23 years, Pearl Academy offers over 30 uniquely designed under-graduate, post-graduate and professional development pathway through its campuses in Delhi NCR (East & West), Jaipur and Mumbai. Its reputation of preparing ‘Industry ready’ professionals has been recognized by leading fashion, retail and design brands, which has helped in establishing a healthy track record of over 95 per cent placement for the last three years. Its path-breaking alliances with renowned bodies such as the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) and Institute of Indian Interior Designers (IIID) have ensured that its faculty and students get an exclusive access to ‘industry in the classroom’.

The institution was ranked as the best private fashion college in India for the fourth consecutive year by India Today – AC Nielson survey, The Week- Hansa Survey and Outlook – Drshti Survey. Academy was awarded the ‘Best Design Institute in India’ 2016 and 2017 by industry body ASSOCHAM. Jaipur campus of the academy was ranked as one of the most beautiful college campuses in India by India Today. The institution was also awarded as ‘Best Education Brands 2017’ in Fashion Design Category by The Economic Times. Pearl Academy is a member of Laureate International Universities network, a global network that has presence in 25 countries, serving more than one million students. The Academy is also closely associated with renowned global institutions such as London College of Fashion (England), Domus Academy (Italy), Media Design School (New Zealand) and NABA (Milan) amongst many others. For more information, please visit:


About Torrens University:

As one of only 40 Universities in Australia, Torrens University Australia offers a range of career-focused undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Business, Education, Hospitality, Design, Health, Project Management and Sports Management for study on-campus, online or a hybrid of both. Torrens University’s campuses can be found in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, and is led by a team of research and career-oriented academic staff who, combined with a carefully selected group of global industry partners, help students to bridge the gap between study and work. The University recently released an innovative and exciting Research Plan (2016-2020) offering the opportunity to develop distinctive, interdisciplinary, applied and practice based research. The University was also included in ‘Table B’ of the Higher Education Services Act (HESA) by the Australian Commonwealth Government enabling it to be eligible for research grant funding, notably Australian Research Council grants and national competitive grants.

Torrens University is a hub of industry-centered, cutting edge learning which is focused on student outcomes and employability. The University is home to some of the best known and respected names in the Australian higher education sector including: Chifley Business School, APM College of Business & Communication, Billy Blue School of Design and Media Design School.

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