IAAD Design school opens the 2010-2011 Academic Degree “Design Sustainable Mobility and Transportation Means”.

Turin, Italy September 8th, 2010

The Istituto d’Arte Applicata e Design (IAAD) of Torino, is pleased to officially open the new 2010-2011 academic year, starting, among others, the first Italian course of the 1st level Academic Degree “Design sustainable mobility and transportation means”.
The new course, developed in collaboration with the Istituto Superiore per le Industrie Artistiche (ISIA) of Firenze, is equivalent to a bachelor’s degree, that is a three-year course, enriching the educational offer of IAAD Department of “Transportation design”, which boasts the opening of the first course of “Architecture of the Car-body” in Italy since 1978.

Speakers at the conference, the directors of design schools partners – Laura Milani for IAAD Torino and Stefano Bettega for ISIA Firenze – and representatives of local institutions that have contributed to the creation of the course and have made possible the start:

Guido Bolatto, General Secretary of the Chamber of Commerce of Torino
Tom Dealessandri, Vice Mayor of Torino,
Gabriella Serratrice, Head of Universities and Research Institutes of the Piemonte Region,
Umberto D’Ottavio, School buildings, Heritage, Education Councillor in the Province of Torino
Riccardo Rosi, Deputy Director of the Industrial Union of Turin.

The press conference will conclude with the intervention of Mauro Tedeschini, Journalist: “Sustainable Mobility Today, Challenges and Opportunities”.
The course was created parallel to the evolution of the mobility system, means of transport and its environmental sustainability, which has taken over time, a major role in developing the economy and culture in our country. To maintain and enhance the international prestige of companies and Italian companies operating in this sector and to increase their ability to compete in a market characterized by ever-increasing globalization processes is essential to establish training programs of excellence able to be seen as centers for research and innovation.

The course is thus divided into educational activities whose purpose is to ensure the development of a teaching model and updated dynamically, based on experiments as a methodological tool. The goal is to train professionals capable of proposing innovative solutions and interpret the socio-cultural awareness and economic market. The centerpiece of the new course, the study of systems and solutions to improve mobility in contemporary society, with particular attention to environmental sustainability.

There will be a limited number of students admitted (30 per each first year), in order to guide the training to practical experiences in designing and providing a highly specialized training. The many forms of collaboration with companies and research centers provide refresher and specialization training content and foster the integration of graduates into employment.

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