Association of Design Departments and Schools in Japanese Public Universities Website “Design Academia”
Design Academia is a website featuring the efforts of the Association of Design Departments and Schools in Japanese Public Universities since 2019. The said Association was formed in 2019 by design departments and graduate schools in Japanese public universities, with such bodies collaborating for the improvement and development of design education and research.
The articles introduce the latest initiatives and educational curricula of the participating universities, as well as their organizational composition. It also includes a report on the 1st Association of Design Departments and Schools in Japanese Public Universities Conference held in October 2019. The conference discussions give readers a better grasp of the current trends among design schools, as well as the vision that design education is striving for.
Design Academia is a website that offers a comprehensive view of the unique character of design departments and schools in universities throughout Japan. We will continue to post updates concerning the latest news, general conferences, and efforts of the participating universities. We hope it will be a useful resource for design universities, young people aspiring for design universities, and also businesses and organizations considering collaboration or joint research with such universities.