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Faculty of Design and Environment

Professor Leslie CHEN, JP, Dean, Faculty of Design

Professor Leslie CHEN, JP
Dean

Faculty of Design and Environment

Design’s relationship to the world it serves continually evolves. At the Faculty of Design and Environment we believe Design is the art of thinking and making interactions between people and ideas that relate to the continuum of location, space, and time. Design can transcend space and time; design can also radiate the ambience of a specific moment in time and space.

 

From a more practical perspective, Design can actualize creativity and innovation. A better environment can be actualized through proper understanding of the built environment at large, and more specifically about the ecology of place. To help our students to actively take part in actualizing design and to create a better environment for living, we currently offer degree programmes in Advertising, Fashion Design, Product Design, Landscape Architecture, Horticulture and Landscape Management, and Surveying (jointly with the Faculty of Science and Technology).

 

The Faculty of Design and Environment’s vision is to become a leading Design school that promotes creativity, practicality, and learning; we foster new talents for the creative industries and contributes to development of the design industry in Hong Kong, China, Asia, and the world at large.

 

Situated in the city of Hong Kong, the Faculty of Design and Environment embraces the complexities and contradictions of our unique culture and locality as an incubation chamber to realize Design’s potential as the author of possibilities. The diversity and vibrancy of our city indeed serves as a cradle for the education of a Designer. In particular, our close collaboration with the design industries represent a model of practical productive synergy and omni-directional education towards the making of a better and more enjoyable world through Design.

 

The Faculty of Design and Environment’s mission is to provide a local, regional, and international forum for intellectual, technical, and artistic inquiry into design by creating a dynamic centre of knowledge and research. We aim to position our students at the forefront of their disciplines through thoughtfully designed curriculum and to initiate them into the life- long learning process. Our emphasis of Design teaching through vertical and lateral thinking modes will equip our students with specific strengths in their respective discipline as well as flexibility and growth potential to meet the many challenges in any career path they choose.

Professor Leslie CHEN, JP
Dean
Faculty of Design and Environment