The aims of Cumulus
- To strive for excellence and innovations in art, design and media.
- To promote and safeguard the fundamental values and autonomy of universities, colleges, academies and schools in art, design and media.
- To promote a diversity of approach to educational and research issues.
- To create an Academic Forum for advancement of higher education and research in art, design and media.
- To represent higher education in art, design and media and to influence policy making on a national, international and European level, particularly in relation to the European Union.
- To work for the quality standards and full recognition of the professions in art, design and media.
- To promote co-operation and mutual benefit of different stakeholders.
The tasks of Cumulus
- To assist academic institutions of art, design and media in their development and in enhancing their contribution to society.
- To promote a dialogue between Cumulus and international professional organisations such as World Design Organization (WDO), IFI, ico-D, BEDA and others.
- To promote a dialogue between Cumulus and national and international academic institutions and associations.
- To use the mobility of academic staff and students more efficiently to support academic aims.
- To encourage co-operation between higher education networks in art, design and media and the development of effective networks.
- To promote co-operation between academic institutions of higher education in art, design and media and the world of business.
- To promote the value of design in basic education, to promote design education in primary and secondary schools.
- To provide the Members of the Association with information about the educational, research and cultural policies of different countries and the EU.
- To initiate joint projects such as competitions, exhibitions and awards to promote innovative work in art, design and media. Through publications, keep up a high profile of the Association and its Members.
- To collect and distribute basic information about Members: economic turnover, funding, number of students and faculty etc.