Africa’s first school dedicated to design thinking located at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Middle Campus is officially under construction, with groundbreaking having begun this month. The d-school’s sponsor, Hasso Plattner Foundation (HPF), is funding the new building, which will play a strategic role as part of UCT’s 2030 vision. Read more
In the first week of December, Cairo became the central meeting point for startups from North Africa, the Middle East and beyond as the community came together for the annual Rise Up Summit. On this occasion, the American University in Cairo (AUC) and the HPI School of Design Thinking (HPI D-School) hosted a four-day Global Design Thinking Week as a featured bootcamp of Rise Up Summit. Read more
True to its theme, “Beyond the Status Quo”, the annual Design Thinking Association of Malaysia (DTAM) Awards 2019 saw individuals come together to celebrate Design Thinkers in the public and private sector who have made momentous impact in their respective organizations and communities.
The Global Design Thinking Alliance extends its network. On occasion of the annual conference at Hasso Plattner Institute, New York, the GDTA welcomed five new member institutions: The American University in Cairo, Echos Innovation Lab, Penn State University, Tecnológico de Monterrey and Universidad Mayor.
From April 4-6, 2019 GDTA president and HPI D-School Director Prof. Uli Weinberg travelled to Cairo to attend the first Global Forum on Higher Education and Scientific Research. He followed the invitation of the Egyptian Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Khaled Abdel Ghaffar. Read more
How to accelerate urban innovation and development with Chinese local government?
On October 9, 2018 the Design Thinking Center of Communication University of China (CUC) and the SAP Next-Gen China team were invited to Wuhan City to speak to 400+ government officials holding titles higher than Deputy Division Head level. The report to those officials was being hosted in Wuchang District Great Hall.