The Fashion Institute of Technology Opens The Beauty Center at FIT for Industry Research

The Beauty Center at FIT is located at 520 Eighth Avenue, New York.
The Beauty Center at FIT is located at 520 Eighth Avenue, New York.

The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) has opened The Beauty Center at FIT, a research center for the beauty industry dedicated to global business strategy and consumer trends.

With the addition of The Beauty Center, FIT will accelerate its ability to predict market trends, identify strategic business opportunities and build on its record of global research success. 

The Beauty Center at FIT is located at 520 Eighth Avenue, New York.

Joyce F. Brown, president of FIT, said, "As an extension of FIT's internationally recognized program in Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management (CFMM), we are proud to establish The Beauty Center at FIT. Through industry partnerships and innovative research that will be advanced by the Center, our master's level students will be positioned to help shape the future of the global beauty industry, often alongside other distinguished CFMM alumni who are leading renowned brands."

Brooke Carlson, Ph.D., interim dean of graduate studies, said, "Having been a senior executive in the beauty industry for 20 years, prior to spending 11 years on the teaching faculty of the CFMM graduate program, it is a particularly special joy for me now, as dean, to be part of the establishment of a center that will further enhance and support the cutting-edge qualitative and quantitative research done in the program, and to help FIT continue to elevate its unique educational partnership with the highly creative beauty industry sector."

Professor Stephan Kanlian, chairperson, MPS cosmetics and fragrance marketing and management, said, "After 25 years as founder and chair of the master's program, it is the fulfillment of the original vision of a true academic Think Tank to see this Center come into being. It will be a place to conduct collaborative research with industry, showcase the existing global research done annually by our students, and exchange new ideas with industry through symposia and conferences, as well as to create a place for our alumni to experience lifelong learning.”

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