Our relationship to the world it serves continually evolves. At the Faculty of Design and Environment we believe one important aspect of education for our students is to help them understand the art of thinking and making interactions between people and ideas that relate to the continuum of location, space, and time. Design, environmental, and innovative digital interventions can transcend space and time, and can also radiate the ambience of a specific moment in time and space.
From a more practical perspective, we believe education 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. Innovative digital interventions can revolutionise the ways we understand and see things, as well as augmenting the potential solutions to better design and environment. To help our students to actively take part in actualizing design, to create a better environment for living, and to come up with innovative digital solutions, we currently offer degree programmes in Advertising, Fashion Design, Product Design, Landscape Architecture, Horticulture, Arboriculture and Landscape Management, Surveying, Multimedia Technology and Innovation, and Information and Communications Technology. We believe the special mix of Degree offerings in our Faculty gives us a unique identity, and we see it as a platform to facilitate and actualize multidisciplinary synergies.
The Faculty of Design and Environment’s vision is to become a leading school that promotes creativity, practicality, and learning; we foster new talents for the creative industries and contributes to development of the related industries 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 our students’ potential as the author of possibilities. The diversity and vibrancy of our city indeed serves as a cradle for our students. In particular, our close collaboration with the industries represent a model of practical productive synergy and omni-directional education towards the making of a better and more enjoyable world.
The Faculty of Design and Environment’s mission is to provide a local, regional, and international forum for intellectual, technical, and artistic inquiry into creative solutions 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 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
Faculty of Design and Environment