SCHOOLS Fine Arts Academy, Northeast Normal University – Changchun, China The Fine Arts Academy of North-East Normal University is directly under the Ministry of Education and is considered a part of China’s ‘211 Project.’ Built by the government in 1946, this first comprehensive university in the Northeast region has developed a state-of-the-art curriculum and amassed a group of esteemed professors and educational staff. COMMUNICATION UNIVERSITY OF CHINA – Beijing, China The animation school of the University Communication of China is one of the first schools in the Chinese higher education to commit in animation, digital medias arts, video games design and multimedia. Founding on the international reputation of the UCC the animation school highlight their technical skills. It move toward the research of cross-media, interdisciplinary, science and art immersion. Academy of Art Design, Dalian Polytechnic University – Dalian, China The Academy of Art Design at the Dalian Polytechnic University was established in 1985. Collectively, the faculty at Dalian has published papers in over 400 journals, produced 850 works of art, and released 45 books. Nearly 70 professors are involved in professional societies, with many serving in leadership roles. The college actively conducts exchanges with domestic and foreign counterparts, inviting in renowned scholars from China and abroad. The Dalian University has worked with and maintains friendly relations with more than 10 foreign institutions. China Academy of Art – Hangzhou, China Located on the campus of Xiangshan, the department of Media and Animation of the China Academy of Art is recognized by the Ministry of Broadcast and Television as one of the main centres of research and education in animation. Its program of film study is also considered as a major one by the Government of the Zhejiang Province. Its curricula are related to all branches of the media industry, the press, television, cinema and animation, as well as video games. SUPINFOCOM – Valenciennes and Arles, France SUPINFOCOM was founded over twenty years ago. With their innovative designs and pioneering spirit, they have managed to set themselves apart in the field of digital arts education. Their animated short films transcend international barriers and are often exhibited in major film festivals across the globe. The school is widely recognized and highly respected in the animation industry. Year after year, they produce top-quality professionals who make positive contributions to the field. The school’s education system focuses on content, creating a space that nurtures creativity by providing students with an artistic foundation and a pedagogical approach that fosters curiosity. GOBELINS – Paris, France An early player in the animation world, the curriculum at Gobelins enjoys an enduring international reputation. Highly adaptable in the ever-evolving business of animation, the university elevates the animator’s skillset, making them competitive in a world where they are expected to handle all forms of animation techniques. The students at Gobelins are often recognized for their high quality of work. Every year, student animated short films are awarded at reputed international festivals. ÉMILE-COHL – Lyon, France Lyon’s Émile-Cohl, a State-recognized private arts institution of higher learning, devotes itself to four specific areas: graphic design, multimedia, illustration, comics, and animation drawing. Founded in 1984 by Philippe Rivière with the help of Roland Andrieu, the school is widely recognized within the industry. Courses are taught by leading industry experts who are eager to pass their knowledge and expertise onto young talents.