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This website was created by Professor Kyunghee Pyun at Fashion Institute of Technology. This is to archive student presentations and to add more information of modern architecture in Tianjin. Professor Pyun teaches in the department of History of Art at Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York in New York City. Her first COIL partner in Tianjin Normal University was Professor Ruiling Feng. She is currently pursing her doctoral program at Qinghua University.


Fashion Institute of Technology started with Educational Foundation for the Apparel Industries in 1944 with 100 students. A group of apparel industry members in New York City founded it to educate a next generation of fashion industry leaders. FIT obtained college accreditation in 1957 and added more majors such as photography, advertising, and interior design in 1963. In the late 1970s, the college was authorized to offer BS and BFA programs as well as master’s degrees. Currently, the college has 9.000 undergraduate students and over 500 faculty members.

Link to Fashion Institute of Technology: http://www.fitnyc.edu/about/index.php

Tianjin Normal University was originally founded in 1958 and called Tianjin Teachers College until June 1982. The current university, Tianjin Normal University was created in 1999 by combining the Old Tianjin Normal University, Tianjin Teachers’ Training Academy, and Tianjin Educational Institute. It now has about 89 majors for undergraduate program with 15,000 undergraduate students and 2,329 faculty members.

Link to Tianjin Normal University: http://www.at0086.com/com/tjnu/