D-Schools 2007

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Hong Kong, China

1,300 students, both grad and undergrad
Design

Partnerships
Academic: Köln Institute (Germany), TU Delft (Netherlands), UIAH (Finland)
Business: Has done projects with Benetton and Bang & Olufsen.
Top Employers: TCL, Philips

Claim to Fame: Vivienne Tam, fashion designer is an alumna

Signature Programs: Hong Kong Polytechnic University's College of Design offers business-minded degrees such as design strategy, product innovation, and design in practice. In a strategic design lab, students work with companies on design projects. In the Asian lifestyle lab, they collect ethnographic and anthropological data to help international companies target products to Asian consumers.