Design Academia - 国公立デザイン系大学会議

Participating University TagsNagaoka Institute of Design

Nagaoka Institute of Design (NID) was established in 1994 with support of Nagaoka City and Niigata Prefecture as the first public-private institution in Japan specializing in the field of design. NID changed its status and re-started as an institution operated by the Public University Corporation under Nagaoka City from 2014, but its philosophy was never changed. Students learn to design by exploring their creativities and collaborate actively with the communities. Although the composition of departments has been adjusted few times, there is one faculty in the Undergraduate School (4 departments in different fields of study) and the Graduate School (Master’s Program/Doctoral Program).
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Social Cooperation During Coronavirus Pandemic

Our university has established the Center for Regional Collaboration as a contact point for regional and social collaboration. We received requests from local companies and municipalities to the university for solutions to various problems that are divided into three categories: 1) “Design Research and Development Commissioned Projects”, in which faculty members take the initiative in handling their own research and design projects; 2) “Regional Collaboration Exercises”, for undergraduate students as class projects; and 3) “Regional Special Project Exercises”, for graduate students. The “Regional Collaboration Exercises” was launched in 2014 and is open to students in their second year of undergraduate studies or above who wish to participate. The content of […]

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2022.3.29

The 3rd Association of Design Departments and Schools in Japanese Public Universities Conference

The Association of Design Departments and Schools in Japanese Public Universities Conference gathers 22 public universities with design-related faculties and departments. On this day, 17 of these universities gathered for the third symposium, which was held online. In 2021, the pandemic that began the previous year had not been resolved, and the state and methods of education at universities continue to be questioned. Under the overall theme of “New Normal: New Relationship between Society and Design”, case studies from each university were shared, and a lively Q&A session was held under the sub-theme of “Student”, “Region”, and “International”. In the first half of the session, the three universities shared their […]

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2021.9.25

Ability for Designing x Basic Ability Necessary in Society x Ability for Creating Concepts

Nagaoka Institute of Design (NID) was established in 1994 with support of Nagaoka City and Niigata Prefecture as the first public-private institution in Japan specializing in the field of design. NID changed its status and re-started as an institution operated by the Public University Corporation under Nagaoka City from 2014, but its philosophy was never changed. Students learn to design by exploring their creativities and collaborate actively with the communities. Although the composition of departments has been adjusted few times, there is one faculty in the Undergraduate School (4 departments in different fields of study) and the Graduate School (Master’s Program/Doctoral Program). The educational goal of the institution since the […]

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2020.3.31