Our perspectives and visions derive from the history of the «Cologne model of design education». Abandoning traditional classroom structures and turning to a more project-based education, KISD allows for an explorative and unique approach to Design education. As an academic institute of TH Köln, Cologne University of Applied Sciences, KISD can take advantage of the experience and interest of more than 420 professors and 23.600 students.
Partner of the MEDes-network of seven European universities, intensive partner programs (including joint projects, student and professor exchange) with Taipei/Taiwan, Tokyo/Japan, Curitiba/Brazil, Sydney/Australia, Hong Kong/SAR of PROC and New York/USA.
Cooperations with companies like Motorola, Bayer, Johnson Controls, Nokia, BMW, McDonalds, Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, Philips etc.
Research-based design education in interdisciplinary courses in cooperation with national and international organisations and cooperations.