Supported by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Parson’s School of Design, The Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI) will be a private, non-profit educational institution located in a 100,000 square foot facility within the creative community at Dubai Design District (d3) and is expected to open by September 2018, as revealed on Monday at a press launch at the institute’s prospective venue, d3.
The first of its kind to grace the region, DIDI aims to be a formal design university with a world-class curriculum – jointly developed by the two international leading design universities in collaboration, MIT and Parsons. Helping a new generation of skilled undergraduates cater to the demand for 30,000 designers in the region by 2019, the university will offer a Bachelor of Design covering a varying range of content.
The institute, under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, was established by TECOM Group, part of Dubai Holding, and Dubai Creative Clusters Authority and will set Dubai globally as a design leader, officials said during an announcement.
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