Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI) has been established to address the growing need for talented designers and innovators in the UAE and beyond – today’s students who will be tomorrow’s innovators. Global in outlook, bold in our approach, the University instills students with the confidence to take risks, push boundaries and challenge ways of thinking and making.

All of this converges through our Bachelor of Design. The first integrated BDes of it’s kind in the region, students map their own educational journey by exploring two concentrations from a possible four: Product Design, Multimedia Design, Fashion Design and Strategic Design Management.

Our Vision

DIDI aspires to be the design school of choice in the UAE by providing an international learning environment encompassing innovation and knowledge to contribute to the advancement of humanity.

Our Mission

  • To create a truly international learning environment with top tier academic collaborations, where students are immersed in a world of learning and possibilities.
  • To deliver a world-class design education to regional and international talent, within a design ecosystem, providing them with the skills to contribute to the advancement of humanity.
  • To provide access to global research that advances knowledge and innovation opportunities for the next generation of designers.
  • To shape the future of civilizations and contribute to the happiness of societies – by making everyday living better.

Excellence in Collaboration

The Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation has collaborated with two of the world’s leading universities for design innovation, teaching and research: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Parsons School of Design. Our ambitious University curriculum places students at the forefront of innovative design education, allowing students to map their own degree paths.