The programme aims at educating researcher-designers who will contribute original knowledge to the field of design by tackling the problems and identifying the potential of contemporary society. Their contribution may be brought to bear in:
The Programme develops project and analytical abilities, it proposes different methodologies of research, promotes the attitude to collaborate and offers professional opportunities in universities and research centres, design enterprises and public corporate bodies.
For the three-year duration of their studies, PhD candidates may be supported by scholarships.
Scholarships vary from € 1000 to € 1500, the amount depends on the proposed research topic. Scholarship holders receive a tuition fees waiver; they will have to pay a small administrative fee for registration (€ 185,58 per year).
Those having benefited from a scholarship for a Ph.D. course, even partially, may not apply for a second time.