Köln International School of Design

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Köln International School of Design
Established 1991
Type University department
Director Prof. Wolfgang Laubersheimer
Academic staff
Students 481
Location Cologne, North Rhine-Westfalia, Germany
Website http://www.kisd.de/
Köln International School of Design on Ubierring

The Köln International School of Design (in short: KISD) is an institution of the Cologne University of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschule Köln) and offers an interdisciplinary study program in the field of design. In 2002 – eleven years after the Cologne Model of design education was initiated in 1991 – the school was renamed to Köln International School of Design.


In 1991 Michael Erlhoff and his colleagues founded the Department of Design at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences.[1] In the 2014 term, circa 35% of the student body came from abroad.


The school offers the 7-semester Bachelor and 3-semester Master program "Integrated Design". In addition it takes part in the Master of European Design-program. 75% of all courses in the Bachelor program are held in English, the Master program is completely in English.

Key aspects of the areas of expertise are e.g. healthcare, mobility, work environment, knowledge and educational organisations. This twelve areas of expertise are the focus of the project-oriented design programme. Students have to enroll for at least ten areas of expertise and can develop their own main focusses.


  1. ^ KISD, 20 years of history

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Coordinates: 50°55′17″N 6°57′48″E / 50.92139°N 6.96333°E / 50.92139; 6.96333