University of Art and Design Helsinki


University of Art and Design Helsinki

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native_name =Taideteollinen korkeakoulu
Konstindustriella högskolan
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motto = "Pro Arte Utili" (Latin)
mottoeng =For useful abilities
established =1871
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rector =Helena Hyvönen
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students =Around 1700
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city =Flagicon|Finland Helsinki
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country =Finland
campus =Urban
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nickname =Also known internationally as TaiK and UIAH
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website =http://www.taik.fi/

University of Art and Design Helsinki ("Taideteollinen korkeakoulu" in Finnish) is the largest art university in the Nordic countries. It was founded in 1871. Media Centre Lume - the National Research and Development Center of audiovisual media - is also located in the university. The university grants the following academic degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, and Doctor of Arts. The ratio of foreign students is the highest of Finnish universities.

The university has been active in establishing research projects and industry collaborations. During rector Yrjö Sotamaa's period the university has been active in integrating design into the Finnish innovation system. Aalto University – which is due to start in August 2009 – brings together three Finnish top universities; the University of Art and Design Helsinki (TAIK), the University of Technology (TKK) and the Helsinki School of Economics (HSE). The goal for the new university is to be one of the leading institutions in the world in terms of research and education in the field of technology, business studies and art and design.

Organization

Degree programmes are organized under six schools. http://www.taik.fi/en/osastot.html
* School of Motion Picture, Television and Production Design
* Media Lab
* School of Design
* School of Art Education
* School of Visual Culture
** The Helsinki School
* School of Art and Media Pori

Notable alumni and faculty

* Tapio Wirkkala - designer
* Kaj Franck - designer
* Timo Sarpaneva - designer
* Stefan Lindfors - designer
* Yrjö Sotamaa - Rector of the university for 20 years

See also

*TOKYO - the Student union of the University of Art and Design Helsinki
*Helsinki
*List of universities in Finland
*Finnish education system

External links

* [http://www.taik.fi/ The University of Art and Design Helsinki] - Official site
* [http://www.taik.fi/tokyo The Student union TOKYO] - official site
* [http://www.lume.fi/lumenet.nsf/paasivut/base_eng Media Centre Lume] - Official site


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