University of Northampton Institute for Creative Leather Technologies

ICLT is a leading institute for leather education, training and research.

Working closely with the global industry ensures outputs are closely aligned with sector needs.

ICLT is delighted to have moved to new facilites at the University’s recently built Waterside campus, located in the heart of Northampton. Welcoming students to the on-site tannery, laboratories and teaching facilities, ICLT is proud to deliver world class leather education, training and research, supporting the global leather industry. Our Undergraduate and Postgraduate leather courses attract students with either scientific and/or creative backgrounds who are seeking a hands-on practical education in leather technology. Leather graduates from ICLT are highly sought after by employers and enter all sectors of the leather supply chain, including many top brands.
Our professional courses offer industry a chance to increase personnel skillset by sending employees on our short courses. A variety of courses are offered lasting from 1 week to 3 months and covering a variety of subjects to meet all needs.

ICLT has a dynamic team of academics with a driven research agenda. Our research is at the forefront of developments in the scientific and technological requirements of the automotive, fashion, footwear and allied leather industries. Understanding new and traditional leather processing techniques expands the possibilities of how leather can be used. Our research has an impact on diverse sectors, including medical and technological applications. Our partnerships also take developments into engineering, media and fashion.

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