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With eight undergraduate majors, 23 graduate degree options, and 10 research and outreach centers, the College of Design leads, innovates, and educates in the full range of design fields. We research ongoing and emerging issues, explore new knowledge, and address real-world problems. See what our students and faculty are up to below.

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Lead by Assistant Professor Jacob Mans (Architecture), Assistant Professor Gabe Chan (Humphrey School of Public Affairs), and Megan Voorhees (Institute on the Environment) a team of 11 University of Minnesota students spent part of their winter break studying energy transitions in Puerto Rico. More...

Design and nondesign students alike have been challenged to unravel and explore concepts such as culture and identity in DES 4165/5165 Design and Globalization. More...

An interdisciplinary partnership between College of Design faculty, the Goldstein Museum of Design (GMD), and Episcopal Homes, Senior Housing, and Care Services is developing virtual reality (VR) technology to expand access to exhibitions and other public events for low-income elder residents through the creation of a "VR Book Club." More...

Published in October 2018, Seattleness: A Cultural Atlas explores the nature of place through the lens of Seattle, one of the fastest growing cities in the nation. Written by three people, the writers include landscape architecture alumna Natalie Ross (MLA '11). In this interview, Ross discusses the book and how she drew on her landscape architecture background during the writing process. More...

An anonymous faculty member and spouse have committed $1 million to support graduate students at the College of Design. More...

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