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Umeå Institute of Design - Umeå University

Umeå Institute of Design - Umeå University

Umeå Institute of Design - Umeå University


Umeå University, Umeå Institute of Design

Umeå Institute of Design provides five academic programmes focusing exclusively on industrial design and related specializations. Programmes range from Bachelors to Masters and Doctoral levels. We offer highly competitive, professional and international industrial design educational programmes supported by exceptional technical facilities and resources. The Institute is organized within the Faculty of Science and Technology at Umeå University.

Master Programmes

At Master’s levels, there are three internationally oriented and specialized two-year programmes leading to a Master’s degree comprising 120 ECTS-credits.

The three disciplines are:

  • Advanced Product Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Transportation Design

The master programmes are run in English and are open to international students. EU-citizens pay no tuition fees.

International Students

Students from all over the world are currently enrolled in our Master's programmes creating a unique blend of creative energy and cross-cultural enrichment.

Currently, we have students from 30+ countries including Norway, Canada, Denmark, UK, India, Turkey, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, Sweden, Finland, Korea, China, Germany and USA. Close to 80 percent of the MA students come from other countries than Sweden.

Cooperation with the Industry

In all four programmes, the Institute cooperates regularly with a number of companies and organizations including Google, IKEA, Nokia, Volvo Trucks, Volvo Cars, Ericsson, ABB, Electrolux and Husqvarna, several of which are also strongly involved with the Institute’s research programmes.


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