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DESIGNING DESIGN EDUCATION

WELCOME TO THE iF DESIGN FOUNDATION

EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR ACADEMIC RESEARCH AND TEACHING

We are committed to the common good. To fulfill our responsibility, we focus on academic research and education in the context of design.

We want to make a significant contribution to the advancement of design for the common good. Therefore, we implement our own projects, which inspire and promote concrete changes in design education.

It is of great importance to us that the public learns more about the social relevance of design. We publish our findings to make them known to as many people as possible, thus contributing to the advancement of knowledge.

In addition, we also participate in external projects and support them financially: we cooperate with other foundations and nonprofit organizations to pool resources and work together to make a difference.

OUR FIELDS OF ACTIVITY

Research
We support academic research in the context of design.
Education
We focus on the future of design education and design degree programs.
Design and Society
We promote contributions to the social responsibility of design.
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EXPERIENCES 
AND PERSPECTIVES 
FROM AROUND THE WORLD.
WHITE BOOK ON THE FUTURE OF DESIGN EDUCATION
How must design studies be set up if the aim is to not only keep pace with changes in business and society, but to design these changes? The reference book Designing Design Education. WhiteBook on the Future of Design Education provides findings from five years of academic research. It is based on an interdisciplinary exchange with more than 250 experts from 25 countries. The WhiteBook provides a foundation for the discourse on necessary changes in order to encourage concrete measures.
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NEWS & STORIES

René Spitz at World Design Policy Conference Valencia.
René Spitz represents the iF Design Foundation at the World Design Policy Conference in Valencia
iF Design Foundation and Die Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum open joint Campus
Michele De Lucchi about today's requirements for design education
René Spitz at World Design Policy Conference Valencia.
René Spitz represents the iF Design Foundation at the World Design Policy Conference in Valencia
iF Design Foundation and Die Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum open joint Campus
Michele De Lucchi about today's requirements for design education