World University of Design announces admissions for PhD in Design, Design Management, Visual Arts & Architecture

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New Delhi, (7/1/2019): Tapping the huge potential of Design as a career option cutting across industries, World University of Design (WUD), a UGC recognized university and India’s first and only University dedicated to education in the creative domain has announced admissions to a specialized Ph.D. in Design, Design Management, Visual Arts and Architecture. Admissions are open for the academic year 2019 and the last date of submission of the applications is 11th January, 2019.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Vice Chancellor, WUD on the occasion said, “As we progress from the Knowledge Economy towards Creative Economy, there is an increasing need in India for skilled professionals in the area of design. Design can play a crucial role in the development of the nation and work towards improvement of quality of life for all. We at World University of Design are looking forward to initiate research in areas of innovation, public transportation design, healthcare, workwear,  interaction, social innovation (health, water and sanitation) and craft and culture among others through the introduction of PhD in Design, Design Management, Visual Arts & Architecture in our curriculum.



By pursuing rigorous research in an area that aligns with work by our PhD faculty, our candidates will directly participate in some of the most exciting design-focused work being done today. World University of Design being the top-rated design university in the country will enable early career design researchers to explore a variety of aspects of design knowledge production within an academic institution and will also help them discover and develop new concepts and ideas in areas related to design.

The landscape of the business world is changing. Companies now require a new framework to approach innovative solutions. World University of Design is addressing this reality with its Ph.D. in Design, Design management, Visual Arts & Architecture; the PhD imparts knowledge about the nature of design research, especially in relation to the responsible role of designers in propelling our society towards a more sustainable future. It is designed for highly creative and motivated professionals who wish to conduct rigorous and intensive design research.

The World University of Design envisages high standard of research so that the PhD degree is also of high standard. The objectives of this program are to impart research training to the scholars and prepare them to carry on independent investigation and original research and to enable them to make a significant contribution to knowledge in their respective field and profession.

The University of Design has International Collaborations with foreign Universities like University of Huddersfield, Oxford Brookes University, UK; Emily Carr University of Art & Design & Vancouver Film School, Canada; École Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Industries Textiles (ENSAIT), France. WUD offers the country’s largest range of creative courses. It also follows a unique curriculum that encourages Research, Academic Excellence, and Industry Preparedness & Social Innovation.

About World University of Design

World University of Design (WUD), located in the education hub of Rajiv Gandhi Education City in Sonipat, Haryana, boasts of highly qualified faculty members who have been educated and trained at prestigious institutes such as NIFT, NID, LCF -London, FIT – New York, SPA and Delhi College of Art among others. WUD has consistently focused on student-learning experience. The university is being shaped and mentored by an illustrious Advisory Board comprising of stalwarts from the field of design such as Mr. AG Krishna Menon, Ms. Payal Jain, Mr. Peter D’ascoli, Mr. Amardeep Behl and Ms. Neha Kirpal. WUD is also a full member of Cumulus, the international association of universities & colleges of art, design & media that has over 160 member universities in 60 countries. This provides the widest possible access to WUD students to interact and engage with international students on a global scale.

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