ICOGRADA TO LAUNCH E-NEWSLETTER FOR GRAPHIC DESIGN EDUCATION

23 September 2004
Brussels (Belgium) - To meet communication needs, Icograda will distribute a monthly electronic newsletter to promote the activities of educational institutions, design educators, researchers and students in the field of Graphic Design and Visual Communication.
Brussels (Belgium) - To meet communication needs, Icograda will distribute a monthly electronic newsletter to promote the activities of educational institutions, design educators, researchers and students in the field of Graphic Design and Visual Communication. 'Icograda EduNews' will publicise news, research and events from participants of the Icograda Education Network (IEN) as well as activities of other schools around the world. Each issue will feature a profile and research abstract from an IEN Member School, and a monthly summary of IEN e-mail discussions. A wide variety of events and publications dedicated to design education will also be included in the e-newsletter, which will be launched in early October 2004.

The Icograda Education Network (IEN) is committed amongst other objectives to creating opportunities for exchange and collaboration at all levels of graphic design education (institutions, faculty and students). In keeping with this commitment, 'Icograda EduNews' will share current news of interest to graphic design schools around the world.

IEN Member Schools* will be featured each month in special sections of the e-newsletter:

Headline Stories: News releases of international interest that publicise school activities or research. Full news releases will be uploaded on the 'News' page of the Icograda Education Network website at www.education.icograda.net/web/news.shtml

Profile: A 100-word presentation of the school.

Research/Thesis: An abstract of current research at the school.

Discussion List: Highlights of moderated discussions from the IEN E-mail Discussion List.

All design educational institutions (IEN Members and Non-Members) may promote design events (such as conferences, workshops, lectures and courses) in the Icograda EduNews Agenda. Readers are also welcome to publish highlights from academic design publications (such as books, journals, theses, and online publications) in the Publishers' Corner. The special Library section will feature documents posted to the IEN website Library (accessible only to IEN Members).

Icograda invites all readers to submit news releases, publication highlights and events relevant to graphic design education for inclusion in IEN eNews. Please send submissions to .

The first issue of EduNews will be distributed in the first week of October 2004. To subscribe to IEN eNews, please send a subscription request to .



For further information please contact:

Icograda Education Network
PO Box 5, Forest 2
B-1190 Brussels, Belgium
T: + 32 2 344 58 43
F: + 32 2 344 71 38
E:
W: www.education.icograda.net

* IEN Members are graphic design educational institutions that are part of the Icograda Education Network.



About the Icograda Education Network
The Icograda Education Network (IEN) brings together the worldwide community of graphic design educational institutions - for exchange, sharing, collaboration, and advancement of teaching methods and research opportunities. Participation is open to schools in all countries. For more information about IEN, or to join, visit www.education.icograda.net

About Icograda
Icograda is the world body for professional graphic design and visual communication. It is the representative international non-governmental organisation for graphic design, unifying the voice of designers worldwide and promoting their dynamic role in society and commerce. Founded in London in 1963, Icograda has 80 Members (associations) and numerous Friends in 56 countries worldwide, and holds consultative status with UNESCO, UNIDO, ISO, and WIPO. For more information, visit www.icograda.org