Last February 16, 2017, representatives from Istituto Marangoni, Mr. Roberto La Iacona, Asia-Pacific Area Manager, of Istituto Marangoni’s Representative Office, Shanghai and Ms. Sennait Ghebreab, Program Leader, Fashion Business, Istituto Marangoni School of Fashion, London, visited the University of Santo Tomas and met with its officials.
Ghebreab also lectured on Fashion Marketing: Focus on Communications – Promotion through Social Media / e-Commerce at the Beato Angelico AVR. The lecture was attended by Advertising Arts students and faculty members. As a token of gratitude to, the College gave Ms. Ghebreab and Mr. La Iacona portraits done on the spot by Department of Painting Chair, Asst. Prof. Danilo Santiago.
The visit included a courtesy call and meeting with Dr. Lilian Sison, Director of International Relations and Programs to discuss the internationalization thrusts of both institutions and to finalize the Memorandum of Understanding between UST and Istituto Marangoni.
UST’s Interior Design, Advertising Arts, and Industrial Design students have signified their intent to enroll in a 3-week short course program at Istituto Marangoni Milan Campus for the June-July 2017 summer intake.
This visit was an off-shoot of the benchmarking activities by CFAD at Istituto Marangoni School of Design and School of Fashion in Milan, Italy last July 2016.