Northumbria University School of Design

Northumbria University School of Design

Northumbria University School of Design is practice-based, research-rich, socially relevant, multidisciplinary and externally connected.  They have an international reputation:

  • for excellence, innovation and quality in design education across the broadest of design portfolios spanning Fashion – Human Computer Interaction, Industrial Design and Design-led Innovation

  • for design research and innovation with research that recognises the potential of design to deliver new products, services, and experiences that transform ways of thinking, making, and living in the future.

  • for professional, industry-engaged partnerships with household names such as American Express, Herman Miller, Abercrombie & Fitch, Microsoft, Mars, Dunhill, Mulberry, Samsung, Unilever, Philips, Nike and Intel – to name a few.

Their multidisciplinary approach is evidenced in cutting edge research and practice in the relationship between materials-science and design, Artificial Intelligence as a design material and design-led enterprise. With its roots in the 1844, Newcastle Government School of Design, Northumbria is an acknowledged global leader in design research and education.


AUA Akian College of Science and Engineering 


The Akian College of Science and Engineering (CSE) is one of the founding Colleges of AUA and welcomed its first students in 1991. AUA CSE offers rigorous academic training, multiple internship and practicum opportunities, and industry-focused research projects in which students can become engaged.

The combination of academics, hands-on experience, and research at CSE helps students gain the thorough knowledge and skills required to be productive and innovative leaders in their fields. The success of their Master’s programs is evidenced by the high job placement rate of their graduates – more than 95 percent of their alumni are employed.