Politecnico di Milano was established in 1865. It is divided in several departments that coordinate and promote research activity in its own field. DHOC is the interior Design for Hospitable Cities research unit. Its research activities, in collaboration with associations, institutions and local agencies, are focused on promoting design as key element and strength of the national economic system. Through collaborations and research at European and extra-European level, DHOC wants also to diffuse the culture of innovation pushed by design, extending it in other Italian industrial fields. The School of Design (“Scuola del Design”) is connected with the Design Department. It has the role to guarantee all the didactic activities. Since its foundation in 1999 the School of Design teaching staff has represented a variety of cultures, merging the scientific and academic subjects taught in both the School of Architecture and School of Engineering with the professional and entrepreneurial sectors that are a fundamental contribution to the Italian design culture. A large team of entrepreneurs, experts, designers, in the field of management, services and culture as well as professional associations have joined the teaching staff during the years, playing an essential role in the education program. The School of Design in figures: about 4000 students’; more than 700 teachers and about 800 assistants, professionals and specialists in the subjects taught, who support the teachers. Approximately 200 international incoming exchange students and 150 outgoing exchange students every academic year with about 140 international perspective students at Masters level


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UMa aims to find adequate solutions, within a framework of responsibility, equity and sustainability, which contribute to the development and affirmation of Madeira and the country in a globalized and dynamic world. The University pursues scientific research activities, promoting the diffusion and social and economic valorization of knowledge and technological innovation. It guarantees the human education at the highest level, in its cultural, scientific, artistic, technical and professional aspects, conducting academic studies to obtain a degree, a Technical Course and other courses. It seeks to prepare its students for the challenges of global society and lifelong learning by providing them with scientific knowledge, technical competence and transversal training.

UMa wants its students to be citizens of the world, creative and enterprising, responsible and professional, tolerant and attentive to the environmental, cultural and human challenges of a society that is intended to be sustainable and equitable. To this end, UMa promotes and supports actions and programs that contribute to the integration of its graduates into the professional environments and foster its spirit of initiative and entrepreneurship, as well as the mobility of students and graduates, in particular in the European area of higher education. In terms of relationship with the rest of the society, UMa collaborates with the community, governing bodies, companies, professional associations and institutions of higher education and research, discovering, disseminating and applying knowledge, graduating company boards and conducting research and development projects and offer of specialized services.

It also develops a teaching and research policy that takes into account the specificities of the Madeira Region in which is located, collaborating in the formulation of national and regional policies on education, science and culture, and giving its support on legislative projects concerning these subjects. UMa is also an essential element for the deepening of the internationalization of the Region, seeking to contribute to a greater connection to the diaspora and to the construction of the Portuguese Language space and the European space in teaching, science and culture. By its very nature and dynamics, UMa maintains a relationship of commitment and interdependence with the economic, social and cultural development of Madeira Region.


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Founded in 1960, School of Design at Jiangnan University is one of the institutes with longest history of Chinese modern design education and the earliest design program in China. The School is committed to building a first-class design school dedicated to innovation, internationalization, and research-based design education, with a focus on interdisciplinary system innovation. The design discipline ranks top 5 in the national discipline assessment (2017), No.2 in China’s Best University ranking (2018), and its graduate program ranks No.3 nationally (RCCSE). There are over 2000 students and 140 faculties at school, within 4 departments and 1 theoretical research institution. The school is granted for PhD in Design Doctoral Programs, MA in Design, MFA, MEng in Industrial Design Engineering as well as MA in Fine Art graduate programs; as well as Product Design, Industrial Design, Visual Communication Design, Environmental Design, Public Art and Fine Arts undergraduate programs.The school focuses on internationalized education. The English taught Master program in Interaction and Service Design, and Bachelor program in Industrial Design, are open to worldwide enrollment and offered up-to-date design frontiers curriculum. The school stresses on the problem-oriented and people-oriented humanistic design basis and design criteria, to explore design research itself, thus providing better services for industry, economy and social livelihood. School of Design, Jiangnan University has signed bilateral agreements with over 50 internationally renowned design schools and design enterprises. It is a member of the International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media (Cumulus) and is the host for the 2018 Cumulus Conference. It is a member of the DESIS Network and the initiator of DESIS-China. For more information about the school, please visit:



Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design was established in 1888 and is a leading top art and design research led institution in Scotland and is one of the top schools in the UK. The BDes [Hons] Interior Environmental Design programme was ranked No1 in subjects the UK (Guardian University Guide 2018). The University is also ranked top in Scotland (Complete University Guide 2019). Interiors is a diverse spatial programme established in 1966 and is one of ten undergraduate art & design programmes  along with Masters programmes in Animation &VXF, Product, Arts & Humanities, Design for Business, Comic Arts, Forensic Arts, Medical Arts . Since 2011, Interior Environmental Design shared modules with Textiles Design and Jewellery & Metal Design and from Sept 2016 resumed its four-year programme status in collaboration with BSc Digital Interaction Design and BSc Product Design in a shared first year within the Social Digital Academic Grouping . Interiors has been international in its outlook for many years and has, since 2003, collaborated with schools from USA, Qatar, the Netherlands and with GIDE partner schools since 2009. Our ethos explores ‘the interior’ as a creative and intellectual springboard for wider spatial experimentation covering interior remodelling, adaptive reuse, emotive making to installation and, increasingly, is shifting toward new forms of spatial interaction in how we might ‘code’ spatial experiences rather than simply reflect statutory ‘building codes’, be capable of ‘programme architectures whilst developing ‘architectural programmes’, and integrating spaces and ‘service design methods’ alongside the design of ‘building services’. Interiors at Dundee has always been international and collaborative. In recent years Interiors has led design school interdisciplinary projects, worked with Dundee School of Architecture, examined word /space relationships with Groningen University and pioneered new blended learning scenarios with USA partners. Interior graduates have established careers in exceptionally broad practices including interiors, architecture, museums, games industry, exhibition, soundscapes, landscape, theatre set, lighting, film, furniture and other fields such as art & design teaching at every level in the UK. The IED staff are Gary Kennedy, Linsey McIntosh, Malcolm Cheyne and Andy Milligan. Teaching staff are qualified educators, have practice backgrounds in interior design / interior architectural design, research, education, spaces & service design and furniture. Interiors are also co-founders of IE Interior Educators and prior to this initiated and co-founded IFS Interiors Forum Scotland.


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The Faculty of Design is an Associated member of University of Primorska, Ljubljana offers an elaborate interdisciplinary teaching programme that positions the school among the modern European institutes of higher education in design. The Faculty provides three bachelor courses: Interior Design, Visual Communications, and Textiles and Design. Although a very young institution the Faculty has become one of the most sought for educational establishments in the field of design in Slovenia and currently enrolls approximately 500 students.


logo_SUPSI_60mm_ING La Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana (SUPSI), – the University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland is one of the eight SUP Universities recognised world-wide. The modern teaching methods adopted blend theoretical-scientific lessons with a vocational aspect; study commitments can also be combined with professional practice. Great importance is placed on research, which is conducted by means of projects that are either assigned by major European and national agencies on the basis of bids, or commissioned by companies and institutions.


Founded in 1991, our University has become renowned for its well-rounded academic education program and motivated student body. Interested students can choose from more than 30 direct study programs in five departments in Magdeburg and two departments in Stendal. With more than 130 professors, our students—approximately 4,800 at Magdeburg and 1,800 at Stendal—are well attended to. Since winter semester 2005/06, we are exclusively offering Bachelor and Master study programs.


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Thomas More University College is the university college for those who expect more from their future: more opportunities, more ideas, more challenges. Every day, Thomas More inspires over 17.000 students on 12 locations in the heart of Europe. The University College is part of the University of Leuven Association. The centre of the interior & design courses of Thomas More is campus Lucas Faydherbe, situated nearby the commercial centre of Mechelen. This inspiring open campus, located in converted old vegetable warehouses, is a project of contemporary design. The department offers the following courses: bachelor in interior design – study option Interior & Furniture, and study option Interior & Building, a post-graduate in furniture design (60 credits), and an English post graduate in international interior design (30 credits). The interior design students focus on the one hand on placing and finalizing of levels containing a space, and on the other hand on objects and furniture finding themselves in that space.

The bachelor in interior design offers an international semester to exchange students in English. After their interior design studies, students can specialize in furniture design.
The department provides a teaching environment based on orienting students towards co-operation and problem solving, sustainability and creativity, which are all skills absolutely required in the professional world of today. By winning a number of (inter)national individual and inter-scholar contests with furniture prototypes and objects, and by designing and realizing a number of interior projects, our students already gained an outstanding reputation.





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