Tongji University College of Design and Innovation

mission statement

Design - to cope with global challenges and elevate the quality of life. Innovation - to promote social reforms and realize sustainable development. The mission of the College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University is to meet the urgent need of world-class sustainable designing and innovating talents for technological, social, economic and environmental changes and for sustainable development. In particular, to meet the demand for high-level designing and innovating talents when China is turning from “Made in China” to “Created in China”, while Shanghai is promoting “transformational development driven by innovation”; to contribute to the creation of the second Centurial Glory of Tongji University in disciplinary development; to cultivate high-level designing and innovating talents in accordance with the pursuit of people-oriented, innovation-driven and sustainable development; to contribute to the prospect of developing Tongji University into a sustainability-oriented world-class university.

international role

Active in International Collaboration. Double Master Degrees Program with: ,Polytechnic di Milano,Polytechnic di Torino and ParisTech, Aalto University, Chalmers University of Technology,The Bauhaus university in Germany,University of Applied Science Cologne Koln International School of Design Formal Collaboration Agreement with: College of Art, London,UK; Aalto University, Finland; Politecnico di Milano, Italy; Politecnico di Torino, Italy; Chiba University, Japan; Art Center College of Design, USA; Parsons The New School for Design(USA), Konstfack University college of Art & Design, Sweden; Chalmers University of Technology(Sweden), School of Design and Crafts, University of Gothenburg( Sweden), HGK Basel, Switzerland, Zurich University of Arts(Switzerland),Bern University of Arts(Switzerland),Willem de Kooning Academy, Holland; HKU Utrecht School of the Arts, Holland; University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria; Designskolen Kolding, Danmark, RMIT, Australia; Swinburne(Australian), Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design,University of Dundee, UK, Academy of Arts and Design Offenbach (HfG) (Germany), Bauhaus Weimer (Germany), Staatlihe Akademie der Bildenden Kunste Stuttagrt (Germany), Folkwang Germany, Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd(Germany), DoucUC (Chile), Hongkong PolyU, Köln International School of Design(Germany), University of Bremen(Germany), Faculty of Business, Economics and Design-Linnaeus University(Sweden), St.Petersburg State Polytechnical University(Russia), Linköping University school of Design(Sweden), The Only design School from mainland China on the BusinessWeek Best Global D-School list for 3 times, Faculty are serving as Board Members of CUMULUS, Design Issues, DESIS, ASP, DRS, and etc. D&I was selected by the internationally renowned design magazine FRAME into the “Top 30 World Leading Master Programs”for 2 times.

national role

Actively involved in the collaboration with other universities and industry and regional government. We are one of the best design school in China. Our partners from industry includes Haier Group,Nokia, Autodesk,Microsoft,Electrolux,Philips,American Greetings, Forever,Haworth,IKEA,Avarte,Chrystal CG,Shui On Land, Cbi,Leo Design,Belle Group,Phoenix Satellite Television Holdings Limited,Chine Telecommunication, Volvo group etc.

main focus

Both undergraduate program & postgraduate programs

faculties and departments

Industrial Design Environmental Design Communication Design Digital Design Fashion Design

bachelor level programs

Bachelor of Engineering - 4 years Bachelor of Arts - 4 years

master level programs

Master of Design - 2.5 years Master of Industrial Design Engineering - 2.5 years

research activity and main areas

The college encourages theme based research strategies according to its mission and vision. The key value research of the college can be described as followings: -Sustainable Design -Human-centered Design -Open Design The key research areas of the college can be described as followings : -Business & Innovation -Design & Technology -Media & Interaction -Environment & human settlements -History, Culture & criticism -Knowledge, Methods & Education

doctorate level programs

Doctor of Design - 3 years

subject areas for exchange students

BA program of Design including Industrial design, Environmental Desing,Visul Communication Design ,Digital Media Design and Fashion Design Master program of Design (MA) Doctral program on (PhD) Application online at http://study-info.tongji.edu.cn/

application deadlines

Middle of December for Spring Semester Middle of May for Fall Semester

teaching languages

Chinese, English

semester dates

Spring:Feb.-July. Fall:Sep.-Jan.

cost of living per month (studying and living)

About 400EURO an average student needs per month

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