The design profession is an established discipline as well as being a valuable contributor to society.
We can consider design as the primary interface between the two fundamental societal driving forces: humanity and science. By this is meant that the underlying impulse for development often arises from motivational changes in individuals and society as a whole or from scientific progress resulting in technological innovations. Their continuous interplay is significant and in need of attention in our thoughts and actions; as are the economic and environmental conditions on which we base our decisions.
Therefore, a passion for observation and transformation is a prerequisite; we position design as being a primarily reflective vocation, calling for mindfulness, modesty and moral intelligence.
Our master education within the industrial design programme is situated in the faculty of engineering of Lund University, a full-faculty university strong in broad areas of knowledge and well respected in the international academic community.
It is that unique educational context that permits students to transcend the traditional confines of the design discipline. This is reflected in our master’s curriculum, where academics such as sociology, philosophy or aesthetics complement the thematic repertoire of design related studies.
Students will become authoritative in their chosen subject, whether in their conceptually creative, strategic or technical capacity. Above all, the master education promotes the in-depth debate and deliberation of the discipline.