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Creativity and Global Challenges: Creating Change through Making

A Transnational Education Project between UAL and National Institute of Design, India

This is an open call to all UAL academic, technical and digital learning colleagues for a British Council funded that aims to build on the strengths of two world-leading art and design institutions in creating new ways of thinking, reimagining, and proposing innovative and sustainable futures.

The project aim is to co-design and co-write a joint collaborative unit delivered by tutors from NID and UAL and provides our students with real-world experience, skills, and global competencies whilst addressing UN SDGs (4: Quality Education and 13: Climate Action). Collaboration will take place via co-designed working and writing groups, curriculum design workshops, and potential onsite collaborations in India and the UK (pandemic permitting).

The project strongly encourages the coming together of different knowledges – traditional, modern, and indigenous – and asks students to engage with the implications of systemic changes that the climate emergency demands. It aims to inspire, provoke and empower young creatives by encouraging them to ‘think global and act local’, to advocate for the human and non-human, to address the intersecting cultural and environmental crisis and to propose alternative materials, systems, relationships and practices that are integral and critical to the future of our planet.

We are looking for course designers, learning designers, and tutors across UAL who have experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Transnational education;
  • Teaching in the Global South;
  • Working in a South Asian context;
  • An understanding of how climate justice and curriculum might intersect.

The call is open to both academic and technical colleagues from all disciplines, as well as colleagues in digital learning teams. The project is paid with AL enhanced hours and requires a commitment of 1 day per week starting in mid-February and ending early May 2022 (approximately 6-7 weeks).

Register your interest

To register your interest, please submit a 500-word statement detailing your interest and relevant expertise:

Email subject title: EOI: UAL-NID Transnational Education Project

Recipient: Dr. Rathna Ramanathan, Dean of Academic Strategy, Central Saint Martins


The deadline for submission is 31 January 2022.

Learn more about the project

If you would like to learn more about the project, please do attend our online Q&A session:Friday 28th January 2022, 10:00-11:00hrs

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Meeting ID: 943 0435 7885

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