Cooperation with Universities
Through PUMA's rewarding partnerships with universities, we have the chance to empower the champions of tomorrow – today.
Shaping the Future Together
At PUMA, we are always looking for Future Talents, and opportunities to inspire students to join a career with us. Through various programs in partnership with universities, we offer dynamic learning where students get to put their learnings into practice and meet PUMA as an employer.
Our cooperation partners
University of Bocconi
Università Bocconi was founded in 1902. Since then, it has been an independent institution, open to innovation and led by strong democratic values. Over the years, it became a leading university and plays an important part in Italy’s social and economic development, while remaining financially and politically independent. SDA Bocconi School of Management, a sub-organization of the initial Università Bocconi, is nowadays one of the best international business schools in Italy and one of the partners we also closely work with.
Boğaziçi University’s vision is to be a leading institution of higher education, one that shapes the future through being a pioneer in education, teaching, creativity, innovation and research. It consists of 6 faculties, 2 schools, 6 institutes covering 35 undergraduate, 67 graduate and 33 PhD programs. We run different partnership activities to support recruitment, increase visibility of PUMA as a great brand and employer and encourage talents to apply.
Boston University (BU) is a private research university in Boston, Massachusetts. The university now has more than 4,000 faculty members and nearly 34,000 students and is one of Boston's largest employers. It offers a variety of different degrees through 17 schools and colleges on three urban campuses. BU usually does a company visit once a year to our PUMA headquarters to get some insights into our culture and learn more about specific functions and their responsibilities.
Clark Atlanta University
Clark Atlanta University was formed with the consolidation of Atlanta University and Clark College. Atlanta University was the nation’s first institution to award graduate degrees to African-Americans. Clark College was the nation’s first four-year liberal arts college to serve a primarily African-American student population. Today, with over 4,000 students, CAU is the largest of the four institutions that comprise the Atlanta University Center Consortium and one of the partners we closely work with.
ESADE is an international private educational institution based in Barcelona. ESADE runs two schools, ESADE Business School and ESADE Law School, as well as a language center, the ESADE Executive Language Center. ESADE is ranked among the world's top business and law school programs by the Financial Times, The Economist, Forbes, QS World University Rankings and more. We collaborate with ESADE by doing a Recruitment Exclusive PUMA Day, where we interview their students and provide some insights into the world of PUMA.
ESNE is a point of reference in higher education in the areas of Design, Innovation and Technology. In 2020 the university was awarded the National Price x design and innovation. It offers undergraduate, master and postgraduate courses in the fields of design and technology as well as communication. Led by our Design team, we further establish our partnership by giving company presentations and will be soon running our first PUMA exclusive recruitment event on campus.
One of the world's best business schools and leader in research and education in management sciences is HEC Paris. It offers an unique range of business programs for the most talented students and leaders from all around the world. Every year over 4,500 students are enrolled in their programs, 500 in summer school and 8,000 in the executive education programs. We participated in the Luxury Fair hosted by HEC among others. We also invite HEC to visit our HQ, experience the PUMA culture and learn why we are the fastest sports brand in the world.
Middle East Technical University (METU) was founded in 1956 to contribute to the development of Turkey and Middle East countries. Its goal is to train people as well as to create a skilled workforce in the fields of natural and social sciences. Today, there is a total of 41 undergraduate programs in five faculties of METU. There are 107 graduate and 69 Phd programs available in Graduate Schools of Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Informatics, Applied Mathematics and Marine Sciences Graduate Schools. Over 28,000 students are enrolled at METU, which gives us the opportunity to engage with skilled talents.
Yıldız Technical University
Yildiz Technical University, based in Istanbul, is the 3rd oldest university of Turkey with its history dating back to 1911. It is regarded as one of the best universities in the country. The university has 11 faculties, 2 institutes, the Vocational School of Higher Education, the Vocational School for National Palaces and Historical Buildings, the Vocational School for Foreign Languages and more than 30,000 students. Their mission is to nourish knowledge, educate people, and develop applications sensitive to society. We run different partnership activities to support recruitment and encourage talents to apply.
London College of Fashion
London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, is a world leader in fashion design, media and business education. It encourages students to examine the past and challenge the present. In addition to that, the students are educated on having inventive, assertive ideas and the drive to challenge social and political agendas. PUMA is running design cooperation projects on different scales. We involved London College of Fashion not only in a global project, but also on a European level, led by the Marketing team.
Nuremberg Institute of Technology
With over 13,000 students, TH Nuremberg (University of Applied Sciences) is one of the largest universities of applied sciences in Germany. As one of the most research-intensive of all Bavarian universities of applied sciences, TH Nuremberg maintains excellent ties with local and international companies, and is an important driver of innovation in the Nuremberg metropolitan area. PUMA and TH Nuremberg cooperate every year with a simulation of a sports company in which students go through the different stages of the product lifecycle.
Polimoda is known worldwide for its encouragement of independent thinking and action, and its combination of business and design. With its strong connections to the fashion industry, it adapts courses to changes as they happen. Considered to be the best fashion institute in Italy and among the top ten in the world, Polimoda balances the know-how of Italian design and production with an international vision.
ESMT is a Berlin-based business school founded by 25 leading companies to develop global-thinking entrepreneurs. It teaches in leadership and social responsibility, technology management and European competitiveness. ESMT visits PUMA's Headquarters to get relevant insights about PUMA and the sports industry while at the same time connecting the students with alumni. Furthermore, we participate in their career fairs to meet their students, graduates and alumni.
International School of Management
The International School of Management (ISM) is one of Germany’s best private business schools and continually succeeds in all applicable university rankings. Tomorrow’s leaders are taught in compact and practice-relevant degree programs that prepare them to work in international business enterprises. ISM students visit our Headquarter in Herzogenaurach every year to learn more about People & Organization at PUMA.
HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management is a university-level institution and ranks amongst the leading international business schools. It stands out for its excellent teaching, clear research focus, effective knowledge transfer into practice, as well as outstanding student services. HHL pays a visit to PUMA's Headquarters to get more information about PUMA and the sports industry and to connect with alumni and expand their network.
University of Bayreuth
The University of Bayreuth is a young and research-oriented campus university. In 1975, it was one of Germany's first universities to be established with an interdisciplinary founding mission, and it has since become a leader in innovative research and teaching. The study programmes cover the natural sciences, business and economics, law, languages and literature, and cultural studies. PUMA and the University of Bayreuth are working together in a partnership for the Sports Technology course.
Istituto Marangoni can praise itself for the education of four generations of students from 5 continents and for having launched over 45,000 professionals in fashion and design fields. It currently educates 4,000 students per year from 107 countries at its schools located in Milano, Firenze, Paris, London, Mumbai, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Miami, all international capitals of fashion, design and luxury. Istituto Marangoni engages in design projects actively, like "What will our products look like in 2030?"
CREAPOLE is a French institution of higher education located in Paris. CREAPOLE offers bachelor and master degrees in 7 areas of design: fashion, graphic, product, transportation, interior, 2D/3D animation, game and luxury. CREAPOLE joins in design projects from PUMA, like the challenge to envision how the PUMA products will look like in 2030.
Endicott College is a private institution just 20 miles north of Boston, Massachusetts. It delivers high-quality undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs. The state-of-the-art facilities, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a unique hands-on approach to learning create a community of learners who combine theory with practice. 5 Endicott alumni are working at the moment at PUMA North America and since 2004, 40 Endicott students have participated in PUMA's Internship Program. At PUMA, we are always eager to connect with talented students, that's why we also attend Endicott’s on-campus events and Career Fairs.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global and experiential university built on a tradition of engagement with the world. Creating a distinctive approach to education and research, Northeastern offers students a powerful education that integrates learning inside and outside of the classroom. Participating in co-op allows students to be completely immersed in a full-time job for 6 months. Hiring students who are part of the co-op program, has provided us a stronger and more successful way to identify and engage with skilled talents.
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is a leading university providing professionally oriented education. Through learning and application of theories and researches, students excel their talents practically. Since 2016, PUMA holds career talks in the campus to reach students from different disciplines. To further strengthen engagement, two students from PolyU worked two months for PUMA on a project creating learning materials about garment manufacturing process to enhance the production knowledge for designers and developers.
National Chengchi University
With over eight decades of history, National Chengchi University (NCCU) is a public higher education institution in Taipei City. It is considered as one of the most prestigious and prominent universities in Taiwan. The partnership between PUMA and NCCU makes our engagement with students possible. Job fairs and campus talks are held regularly and continuously with positive feedback received.
puma design sprint
What does it feel like when PUMA is partnering with creative young students from several different universities on a global level? Check out our design sprint video with them.