Since 1999, the departments in Detmold have a partnership with the College of Design, Construction & Planning at the University of Florida – Rinker School and Interior Design. The program has been specifically designed for the exchange in planning and design disciplines. The cooperation is funded by the ISAP-Program of the German DAAD. It enables the universities to exchange students and to enroll the summer program to study, and to learn together in international teams in Germany.
The Detmold Summer Academies main focuses are:
to develop international and interdisciplinary competences
to offer specific training in genuine research areas
- to establish long term contacts between the German and foreign institutions and participants
Since 2014, further architecture and civil engineering students from India are joining the program to work on a project that will be presented to a committee at the end of the Detmold Summer Academy program.