Polimoda is known worldwide for its independence in thinking and action by combining business and design across all departments. Considered by the Business of Fashion as the best fashion institute in Italy, and amongst the top ten in the world, Polimoda balances the know-how of Italian design and production with an international vision. The undergraduate, master’s and short courses offered at Polimoda connect the legacy of the past, with new research and creativity. Professors offer experience-based learning, adapting courses to the changes in the industry as they happen, which is nurtured inside the Renaissance-style building of Villa Favard and in the state-of-the-art Design Lab. With 70% of students from countries outside Italy, Polimoda is a cultural force in the heart of Florence.