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Joint School of Design and Innovation Centre Xi’an, Jiaotong University & Politecnico di Milano

Collaboration and Dialogue Among Peoples

Remo Dorigati

Asia | Xi’an

A complex process of research and collaboration between Milan’s Polytechnic and the Jiaotong University of Xi’an was behind the recently built Joint School of Design and Innovation Centre. Occupying a dedicated plot in what is known as the XJTU New Campus in the Xi’an New District, the school is part of a location a considerable distance from the city center, not far from Xi’an’s international airport, Xianyang, considered the largest airport in northwest China and the second largest in the whole of northern China. With this location, the Design and Innovation Centre, like the rest of the university, seems to be showing it belongs to a wider political, cultural and human community. In fact, the links between China and Italy go back a very long way. Xi’an was the city from where the caravans started out on the Silk Road,...

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