»IDI stands for open-mindedness, intercultural competences, creative thinking and state of the art professional skills – the most important assets of industrial designers in the future!«
Prof. Marion Digel, Vice President
The founders of IDI attach great importance to the implementation of the longstanding expertise of German Industrial Design teaching, focusing on the challenges and possibilities of intercultural communication and mindsets.
With the founding of the Industrial Design Institute (IDI) in July 24th 2017, a progressive and unique concept of Industrial Design education was born. The founders of IDI, Prof. He Fei, president of Zhaoqing University and Prof. Kurt Mehnert of Folkwang University of the Arts established a stand-alone cooperative study program between China and Germany. An exceptional bachelor program was formed to raise future design professionals with the ability to find new solutions for products, product systems as well as complex global issues.