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Hunan University

School of Design

China Full Member Institution

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Mission Statement

Based on student centered idea and with the core objective of developing students′ professional creative and practical capabilities, the school’s aim is to build a comprehensive educational Platform combining culture, art, science and technology, as well as a teaching philosophy with open, innovative, practical and global characteristics, in order to foster designers having global sustainability and environmental protection sense, multicultural vision and profound professional skills.

International Role

Academic exchanges

National Role

Strong ties to national and local industries and business. Head of national instructive committees for industrial design education.

Main Focus

Research based design education

Faculties and Departments

Department of Industrial Design Department of Art and Design Faculty of Fundamental Study Faculty of Industrial Design Faculty of Art and Design

Bachelor Level Programs

BA in art & design, BE OR BA in industrial design.

Master Level Programs

MA in design

Research Activity and Main Areas

Human centered design, design strategy

Doctorate Level Programs

DA in design

Subject Areas for Exchange Students

Product Design Graphic Design Communication Design Design History, Design theory and Design Management Ergonomics, Human centered Design

Application Deadlines

1 April

Teaching Languages

Chinese and English

Semester Dates

1 September to 30 January 1 March to 10 July

Cost of Living Per Month (Studying and Living)



Bachelor: 518
Master: 118
Doctorate: 6

Exchange Students

Incoming: 1
Outgoing: 8
Others: 34

Teaching Staff

Professors: 13
Lectures: 10
Other permanent teachers: 8
Part-time Teachers: 3

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