In 1966, Francesco Morelli founded the European Design Institute - IED, and today these institutions form the largest private network of private profile educational institutions in the world. Specialization IED - design, communication, visual arts and fashion, all these directions in each institution are allocated to a separate faculty:
The total number of IED students today reaches 9,000 people - they are representatives of more than 80 nationalities, cultures and languages. Francesco Morelli is still the president of the IED, constantly improving and modernizing the educational institutions of the network. Today IED campuses are located mainly in the cities of Italy, as well as in Brazil and Spain - accordingly, students have the opportunity to study in Italian, English, Spanish or Portuguese.
Florence is often called an open-air museum: it is a real treasure in Italy, one of the world's largest centers of art and architecture, and has collected an incredible number of historical monuments. The region of Italy, centered on Florence, also acts as an important industrial center and industrial district, which makes it possible to introduce the latest developments and design solutions in a variety of products. It actively develops contemporary art, cultural innovations, the structure of international dialogue and the exchange of experience between different countries.