Li Edelkoort has resigned as chairwoman of Design Academy Eindhoven in Holland after 10 years of fulfilling this role. On paper she is credited with enhancing the international reputation of the academy and forging partnerships with multinationals. However, students and staff have been more inclined to emphasise the experimental leaning she brought to the institution, encouraging sustainability, customisation and other developments befitting of the 21st century. Edelkoort will remain affiliated to the academy, working on developing an international network of "sister" design schools. She will be succeeded by Anne Mieke Eggenkamp in September.