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DAAP Makes "A-List" of World’s Top Design Schools

BusinessWeek magazine is just out today with a listing of the globe’s top design schools – or “D-Schools.” UC’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning made that list which includes schools from Asia, Europe and throughout the U.S.

Date: 9/29/2006 12:00:00 AM
By: M.B. Reilly
Phone: (513) 556-1824
Photos By: Dottie Stover

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The Oct. 9, 2006, issue of BusinessWeek magazine contains a special report on the globe’s top innovation and design schools. This “D-School” report card includes a listing of the world’s top design and business programs and includes the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP).

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In addition, the “cover” shot on the special report features DAAP graduate student Dan Li who has been working at Procter & Gamble, with the company’s vice president of innovation, and will use the experience for her UC thesis project.

This is BusinessWeek's the first-ever survey and listing of top design schools and programs – schools that are “graduating the innovators companies hunger for,” according to the report.

To arrive at their head-of-the-class listing, the magazine convened a 24-person advisory board that included employers like Whirlpool, Siemens and BMW who are hiring the new design thinkers and talent.

In addition to DAAP – already highly ranked in other surveys and by other media – other schools that made BusinessWeek’s world-class listing are Oxford University in England, London’s Royal College of Art, Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University to name just a few.