Prof. Kurt Mehnert

Prof. Kurt Mehnert

President of IDI

President of IDI

Prof. Kurt Mehnert has taught and researched since 2008 in the Department of Design of the Folkwang University of the Arts, which he headed from 2009-2017 as Acting Rector and now as a Professor for Strategy & Vision in the Department of Industrial Design.

Academic career
supervision of students during the last 12 years who won highly recommended prizes, such as braun-prizes, lucky strike-awards and the recently won 1st prize »best design 2006« italy for the project »quo vadis braun«.

01.04 2013 // elected again as president folkwang university
01.04.2009 // president folkwang university
2008-2009 // vice-president folkwang university
2008 // dean of faculty 4 „design“ folkwang university
2006 // implementation of b.a./m.a.-programme in industrial design and m.a. in design theory
2004 // dean of the faculty of art and design at the university of duisburg-essen and planning-member of the zollverein school of management and design, essen
2003 // speaker of the department of industrial design
2002 // professorship at the university essen, product design
2001 // build up of the program maid (master of integrated design) in dessau, representative head
1999 // guest professor at the rochester institute of technology (rit) new york, department of design
1999 // invitation from the german embassy for the »sixth german technology symposium« in bangkok, thailand (gts´99) »study and research in germany«
1994-2002 // professorship at the anhalt university of applied sciences, department of design in dessau, course subject: product design
1991-1992 // academic assistent to prof. herbert lindinger at the institute of industrial design, university of hannover

»Let’s start to re-think and transform our world towards an intercultural society for a livable future!«

Prof. Kurt Mehnert, President