Postal address: Department of Design, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Linnaeus University, SE-351 95 Växjö, Sweden
Visiting address: Building M 2061, Universitetsplatsen 1, Växjö
Web page: lnu.se/schools/design-educations/
Contact person: Senior Lecturer Sara Hyltén-Cavallius, Head of department, phone +46 (0)470-70 81 97
South Asia connections
The Department of Design at Linnaeus University offers a large selection of education programmes and courses in design. The department is divided over two locations – Nybro (Pukeberg) and Växjö. It has 300 students and 3 doctoral students. The teaching staff at the school consists of about 20 designers, art historians and artists, of whom five are professors. The school also has a large number of guest lecturers, specializing in fine arts, design, the history of art, sustainable development, sociology, ethnology, philosophy, history, engineering, economics, marketing and other subjects.
Design students will meet many international teachers during the programme, and we also facilitate student and teacher exchange through a number of international agreements. The School of Design is a member of CUMULUS, the International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media. CUMULUS organizes international spring and autumn conferences on the subject of design and design education.
The Department of Design has initiated a Linnaeus Palme Exchange Programme with Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, an experimental and teaching-focused school of art and design in Bengaluru, India. Srishti was founded in 1996 by the not-for-profit Ujwal Trust. The contact person on the Indian side is Dr. Deepta Sateesh.
In mid-March 2014, the Swedish International Programme Office for Education and Training decided upon the fourteenth round of Linnaeus Palme Exchange Programme grants, for the period 1 July 2014 – 30 June 2015. The Dept. of Design was one of the successful applicants, and was awarded SEK 80 000 to launch the collaborative exchange of teachers and students with Shrishti. More information about South Asia related Linnaeus Palme programme grants for 2014-15.