The investigative, speculative aspect of the work of the World University of Design is rethinking the conventions of design practices. For us, an optimistic and essential aspect is the knowledge that our efforts make a difference in the physical environment. The World University of Design offers an exciting setting for interaction and the exchange of ideas through the combination of disciplines—Architecture, Visual Arts, Fashion, Communication, Management and Design—through our B. Arch, B,Des, BVA, BBA, M.Des and MVA Programs. Working in collaboration with Industry, researchers, experts, universities and institutions, we see it as our responsibility to define the necessary framework for an intense yet engaging advancement of transdisciplinary Design Education and hence providing multiplicity and consistency, singularity and diversity.
Our programs have a social dimension aimed at the construction of alternative and sustainable futures, which places it in the ethical and political realm. The complexities of contemporary global and environmental issues—the impact of rapid urbanization; the scarcity of resources; the after-effects of disasters, both natural and manmade; and the continuing inequities between the rich and poor nations of the world—require solutions that are both imaginative and emancipatory. The World University of Design is poised to lead design’s global cause.