Over the past 16 years, Media Design School has become New Zealand's most awarded tertiary institution for digital and creative technology qualifications. In 2011, Media Design School became a part of Laureate International Universities, the world's largest private university group. This enabled Media Design School to access faculty and resources across design universities such as New School of Architecture and Design in San Diego, California; the Santa Fe University of Art and Design; NABA Milano; and Domus Academy, also located in Milan. Now located on Albert Street in the Auckland CBD, Media Design School is New Zealand's most awarded tertiary institution for digital and creative technology qualifications. But don't just take the school's word for it: a Colmar Brunton Employer Claims Survey, released in July 2014, showed that New Zealand employers rate Media Design School as the number one tertiary institute for supplying graduates with the technical skills necessary to be a valuable employee; the skill most valued by employers in the creative sector who are considering hiring new graduates. Media Design School also outperformed most other tertiary institutes across New Zealand in providing graduates that are better prepared to make valuable contributions in the workplace and all of the other institutes on offering real-world project experience. As creative technology changes and adapts, so too have Media Design School's courses, which are now offered both in Auckland and around the world. In September 2014, Media Design School opened the Media Design School of Digital Arts in San Diego and the AdSchool Creative Advertising programme in Milan, Italy and, in January 2015, Media Design School will open a new campus in partnership with Torrens University of Australia in Adelaide, Australia, enabling more students to experience Media Design School's philosophy of teaching.