The UN Technology Bank for the Least Developed Countries, the World Eco-Design Conference (UN Consulative Status NGO) and the International School of Design at Zhejiang University (ZJU-ISD) in Ningbo, China jointly signed the agreement on cooperation and promotion of the implementation of International Design Education (IDE) program. Industrial design offers great potential for least developed countries (LDCs) as a driver of innovation, problem-solving and economic growth.
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The International Design Education Program (IDE) is developed for the world’s least developed countries. The program will be facilitated by the International School of Design, Zhejiang University, Ningbo (ZJU-ISD), China that will provide master education and research on industrial design. The IDE is also an incubator for bridging innovation and entrepreneurship by transforming exceptional projects and research into start-ups and supporting them to innovate and grow by providing business support resources and services, resulting in closer access to manufacturing and business.

The IDE program is completed in two and a half academic years, offered in English and located in Zhejiang University, Ningbo. Graduates fulfilling all the degree requirements will be awarded the master’s degree of Industrial Design Engineering, Zhejiang University.
  • United Nations Technology Bank
    The United Nations Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries is a global organization dedicated to enhancing the contribution of science, technology and innovation for sustainable development in the world’s least developed countries. The UNTBLDC supports national and regional technological efforts, reinforces partnerships across sectors and helps nations identify and use appropriate technologies to transform their economies and improve livelihoods.
  • Zhejiang University
    Zhejiang University is ranked among China’s leading Universities for both the quantity and quality of its master’s degree programs. Several hundred academic majors are established in colleges and departments affiliated to seven faculties of science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, information technology, humanities and social sciences.

    Zhejiang University, Ningbo was jointly built by Zhejiang University and the Ningbo Municipal People’s Government on August 1st, 2018. Relying on Zhejiang University’s high-quality educational resources, Zhejiang University, Ningbo strives to create a high-level, research-oriented, international campus that integrates research and technology transfer.
  • WEDC
    The WEDC is an industrial, academic and world-wide non-profit social organization, which aims to promote the integration and sustainable development of design, ecology and society on a global scale, by strengthening exchanges and cooperation on ecological design among countries and regions.
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