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Tongji University, formerly Tongji German Medical School, was established in 1907. It was given its present name and became a state university in 1927. It was one of the oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher education in China. The university has developed rapidly in all respects over the sixty-five years since the founding of China, especially since the country's opening-up policy. It is now a comprehensive university with ten major disciplines in sciences, engineering, medicine, humanities, law, economics, management, philosophy, arts and pedagogy with strength in architecture, civil engineering and oceanography.
Mission of the College of Design and Innovation:
Design - to cope with global challenges and elevate the quality of life.
Innovation - to promote social reforms and realize sustainable development.
The mission of the College of Design and Innovation is to meet the urgent need of world-class sustainable designing and innovating talents for technological, social, economic and environmental changes and for sustainable development. In particular, to meet the demand for high-level designing and innovating talents when China is turning from “Made in China” to “Created in China”, while Shanghai is promoting “transformational development driven by innovation”; to contribute to the creation of the second Centurial Glory of Tongji University in disciplinary development; to cultivate high-level designing and innovating talents in accordance with the pursuit of people-oriented, innovation-driven and sustainable development; to contribute to the prospect of developing Tongji University into a sustainability-oriented world-class university.
The Vision of the College of Design and Innovation:
College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University draws on the latest ideas and models of world design and innovation disciplines and gathers outstanding talents of design practice, design research, design management and design education management from all over the world in order to cultivate innovative and inclusive value orientation, up-and-coming collaborative innovation style, capability of contributing to the society and transparent and aspirant college culture.
The aim and feature of the College of Design and Innovation are to pursue academic excellence and contribute to social development. The overall goal is to establish an international, innovative, forward-looking and research-oriented world-class college of design with great sense of mission of the era, international perspective and native characteristics.
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