The Laboratory will be committed to training leading design talents to meet the challenges of the local and international technology markets, and promote the sound development of China's design industry from the basic level through the research and development of design education innovation curriculum and development of innovation education and training.
Founded in 1963, the International Council of Design (ico-D) is the world's largest professional design association organization. Its members represent design education institutions, professional design organizations, design promotion agencies and professional designers in more than 65 countries; It covers all fields of design disciplines such as graphic design, architecture and landscape design, industrial design, information interaction design, and clothing design.
As a multi-disciplinary and comprehensive international design promotion organization, ico-D is committed to improving professional design standards, advocates the coordination of the relationship between human beings and the environment with design, and insists on taking excellent design as the key medium of social change to promote social recognition and the respect for design. It aims to assist and promote exchanges and cooperation among top international design agencies. At the same time, it has close ties with UNESCO, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, the International Organization for Standardization, the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations, and the World Intellectual Property Organization. In addition to member organizations, ico-D has also created a global network, formed a community with extensive contacts with non-members, and conducted high-level dialogues on the leading role of design in society, culture and economy.
The ico-D Global Design Education Laboratory is a major strategic deployment for ico-D to enter China's design field and expand its global presence, which is also an important strategic step for Tsinghua (Qingdao) Academy of Arts and Science Innovation Research to build a socialized teaching and training demonstration platform for innovative design and a base for gathering and training high-end talents. On the basis of the deep exchange and cooperation and giving full play to the advantages of the institutions and organizations of both parties, the laboratory will be committed to training leading design talents to meet the challenges of the local and international technology markets.