Vision, mission and values


"We thrive in a highly diverse, inclusive and exploratory environment, collaborating to educate and to continuously evolve the foundations of what responsible design practice could be."


"The mission of Umeå Institute of Design, through its educational and research programmes, is to advance platforms for open, curious and collaborative exploration in design, to help people grow and create sustainable proposals to the challenges facing our global society."

Core Values

  • Our design approach puts people first, from design methodology to aesthetics
  • We are committed to teamwork and to each individual student's learning process
  • We work together to create a social and supportive environment
  • Professional design practices have a strong presence in what we do
  • Our projects are thoroughly collaborative, with external stakeholders and real issues
  • Making things will always be a fundamental way of testing and explaining our ideas

Latest update: 2022-04-26