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世界水準の大学をめざして

神戸芸術工科大学は、国際都市神戸の地に1989年開学以来、『芸術・文化』と『科学・技術』の融合をめざしデザインとアートを教育研究する、世界でトップクラスの大学づくりを推進してきました。

世界とアジア、そして地域社会への眼差し

2009年に世界49カ国のデザイン・アート・メディアを教育研究する組織「Cumulus」(クムルス)のメンバーに認定され、世界226のデザイン系大学との連携が始まりました。
2016年4月芸術工学の研究活動をさらに活性化するために「芸術工学研究機構」を開設し、専門領域を超えた学内外の研究者との共同研究の支援、社会連携・国際連携・受託事業などを行うとともに、特定の課題を設定した附置研究所「高齢医療福祉デザイン研究所」「アジアンデザイン研究所」「インタラクションデザイン研究所」「環境・ランドスケープデザイン研究所」「アミューズメント・メディア研究所」では、「デザインの知と表現技術」を発掘し国内外にその成果を発信していきます。

未来を担うデザイナー、アーティスト、クリエイターの養成へ

クリエイティブな教育環境を支える約100人の専任教員たちは、それぞれの専門分野のトップレベルの力を持ち、実践経験と幅広い知識をもとに、専門コースの垣根を超えた教育プログラムをつくり、将来、社会の要求に応えてイノベーションを打ち出し実行できる人材育成をめざしています。

“Enriching people’s lives with design, and inspiring people through art”
The “Design and Art Revolution” of Kobe Design University

Aspiring to become a world-class university

Ever since it was established in the cosmopolitan city of Kobe in 1989, Kobe Design University (KDU) has constantly striven to become a world-class university that educates and researches design and art to achieve the integration of “art & culture” and “science & technology.”

Eyes toward the world,Asia and the local community

In 2009, KDU was accredited as a member of Cumulus(the International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media), which currently consists of 226 members from 49 countries, and commenced collaboration with these design-related universities and colleges around the world. In April 2016, Kobe Design University will establish the KDU Comprehensive Research Organization in order to activate research in art and design.
This organization will support interdisciplinary collaborative research by researchers within and outside the University, as well as industry-university collaboration, international collaboration, and funded research. The institutions of the new organization, including the Research Institute for Medical and Wellbeing, the Research Institute of Asian Design, the Interaction Design Institute, the Research Institute of Environment and Landscape Design, and the Amusement Media Laboratory, each of which has a set of research subjects, will try to create “knowledge and expressive skills of design” and disseminate their results both within Japan and overseas.

Training designers, artists,and creators who will lead the future

Our approximately 100 full-time faculty members supporting this creative educational environment are toplevel experts in their respective fields, who leverage their practical experience and extensive knowledge to build programs that transcend the borders of academic discipline to provide an education that nurtures future talent capable of conceiving, presenting and realizing innovation in response to the demands of society.

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