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Admission to the International Ph.D. Program in Industrial Design at the University of Tehran-Kish International Campus (UT-KIC) 2021-2022

Admission to the International Ph.D. Program in Industrial Design at the University of Tehran-Kish International Campus (UT-KIC) 2021-2022


University of Tehran-Kish International Campus, in pursuit of its mission of extending international programs accepts qualified students who are interested in PhD in Design. This program has been started last year with the collaboration of internationally acclaimed professors on a four-year program in English. The first year consists of nine analytical courses, helping students not only learn about the top subjects of Design, but also master the advanced research methods which are beneficial for their research. The next three years is for the research and thesis development under the supervision of the best professors from around the world.
The advantages of this PhD program:
• It is at the international level by the presence of top international professors.
• It is extremely cost efficient comparing to the western Universities with practically the same quality.
• Due to the current status all over the globe and travel restrictions, the program is online making it more accessible for students to attend.
Professors:
• Professor Terence love from Curtin University, Australia 
• Professor Salvatore Zingale from Polytechnic of Millan, Italy
• Professor Brigitte Wolf from University of Wuppertal, Germany
• Professor Stefano Guidi from Seiena University, Italy
• Professor Marieke Sonneveld from TU Delft, Netherlands
• Professor Annemiek van Boeijen from TU Delft, Netherlands
• Dr. Mehdi Mozuni from Braunschweig University, Germany
• Dr. Morteza Pourmohamadi from Swinburne University of Technology Sydney, Australia

 
Required Documents:
• A fully completed application form 
• Evidence of Academic qualifications (B.A. or B.Sc.  and M.A. or M.Sc. certificates and transcripts) at least one should be in Industrial Design.
• Evidence of accepted English language proficiency for applicants whose first language is not English (IELTS 5.5 or equivalent) 
• A 1000-word research proposal outlining applicant's research, considering following explanation. For guidance on writing your research proposal, please see here.
The general view of the Department of Industrial Design at UT-KIC is to design in a way to lead the society towards becoming more humane and being in peace and tranquility. As a result, the design research, especially in PhD program, focuses on reviving human values and empowering people to achieve a healthier, more sustainable and happier world.
In this regard, addressing the physical and mental health of human beings through the institutionalization of human values, focusing on the strengths of individuals and achieving peace and happiness is considered. Based on the view of the internal and external professors at UT-KIC, the main focus of PhD in industrial design is to design for" health and well-being".
Approaches:
• Design for Health
• Design for Cultures
• Positive Design
• Design for happiness
• Design for Sustainability
Applicants need to write a proposal related to "health and well-being design" considering the above mentioned approaches.
Deadline:
The deadline for applying is 23rd of August 2021