The Istituto Europeo di Design has been training designers since 1966 in Italy, Spain and Brazil. The opening of the Madrid headquarters in 1994 marked the beginning of the IED expansion process outside Italy and the start of an ongoing dialogue with a city that welcomed the Istituto with great enthusiasm. The Istituto has continued to grow internationally and has become one of the main design centers. Twenty years later, the Istituto Europeo di Design in Madrid continues to grow as it adds Altamira Palace facilities, located at the very centre of Madrid in Gran Vía, to its usual headquarters in 14, Larra Street. Ventura Rodríguez’s architectural tradition joins with the modernity of the latest design trends and this is done with clear criteria: quality, avant-garde training, a direct relationship with the business world and a humanist education that understands culture as a sign of basic identity. Criteria that take into consideration that a good designer must be able to respond technically and creatively to the changing needs of our surrounding environment.
PROF. IVAN VIDAL
Politecnico di Milano
The University Degree in Industrial Design was started for the first time in Italy at the Politecnico in Milan in 1993. The Politecnico has always been an innovative educational center, a crossroad of different cultures which have in common basic studies characterized by creativity and by the analysis of problems linked to shapes together with technical, scientific and engineering issues. The University Degree in Industrial Design - which in the year 2000 has become the Faculty of Design - is characterized by the endless need to experience new development strategies which fully comply with the real market requirements and with the needs of the contemporary society as well. The staff of teachers devoted to this course is the expression of many different cultures, the scientific and academic culture on one side, the professional culture on the other: both have always contributed to enrich the Italian Design culture. The Faculty of Design in Milan is today the most important international university both for the number of students and for the number of teachers, for the training of product, communication, interior, fashion and furniture design. In 2002 was founded the first Italian department for design, INDACO - Industrial Design, Arts, Communication and Fashion.
PROF. MARIO BISSON
PROF. MARTINO ZINZONE
Weißensee academy of art berlin differs in several respects from other art academies.
To this day, it remains evident that its founders in 1946 wanted to follow the bauhaus tradition.
The one-year foundational course for students of all departments is part of the special profile, as well as the excellent workshops, the theoretical and high-level academic training, studios and research laboratories.
In product design, students will deepen their understanding of the complex tasks in essentially societal problem areas.
PROF. BARBARA SCHMIDT
PROF. PETER KUCHINKE
UCSF SANTA FE
The Universidad Católica de Santa Fe is a community dedicated to research, student training, and the service of the society where it is inserted.
In 2013, it started the BS in Industrial Design at the College of Architecture.
The UCSF BS in Industrial Design has a distinctive feature.
Throughout the program, students are gradually integrated to industries, with which they work intensely in a cooperation program.
There, they have the possibility of professional supervised practices and internships with the permanent mentoring of teachers.
Among the facilities this BS offers are workshops equipped for the manufacturing of models, mockups and prototypes, research labs with CAD / CAM / CAE systems for design and development, rapid prototyping with machines and CNC machining.
PROF. GONZALO SAVOGIN
Fachhochschule Münster is one of the biggest Universities of Applied Sciences in Germany. Originally the department of design was a former “Hochschule für Kunst und Gewerbe”, an academy of fine arts. Nowadays the combination of traditional and progressive teachers contributes to creating a very unique and creative working atmosphere. The Design course of studies offers a comprehensive range of school subjects: Exhibition and Presentation Design / Moving Picture Media / Corporate Identity / Product Design / Communication Design / Print Graphics / Photography / Illustration. The courses consist of 8 semesters: three semesters of basic courses, five semesters of main studies. During the main study, project groups work on concrete formulations from fields of work taken from whole process of design (project planning, investigation, design, documentation, presentation). At the end of the 8 semesters, in order to obtain their diploma-degree, students must demonstrate, by means of an independent piece of work, their competence in design and planning when implementing a design project.
PROF. STEFFEN SCHULZ
Founded in 1966 the Institute of Technology (IUT) of Reims-Châlons-Charleville is part of the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne.The school has 3 locations with 2,600 students and offers 14 two year degrees in sciences and technology (D.U.T, year 1 and 2), 14 professional degrees (Licence Professionnelle, year 3, equiv. BSc.) and work-study programs.The Packaging Science Department opened in 2000 with a two-year degree in Packaging (DUT GCE). In 2005 the Department proposed a professional degree in Industrial Design applied to Packaging (equiv. BSc.- year 3) aimed at training students who want to be future packaging designers able to develop new packaging.