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Global Design Thinking Festival 2022

In 2022, we have many reasons to celebrate: Students have been learning at the HPI School of Design Thinking for 15 years now, and we have been connecting the international Design Thinking community with the Global Design Thinking Alliance (GDTA) for five years.

But that’s not all: For another highlight this year, we look to Cape Town, South Africa. The Hasso Plattner d-school Afrika at the University of Cape Town is opening the first building designed specifically for a Design Thinking school.

To properly celebrate, reflect and discuss these events and the impact of Design Thinking on business and society, HPI D-School Potsdam and Hasso Plattner d-school Africa will host the Global Design Thinking Festival in September and October 2022. Read more

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Global Design Thinking Alliance welcomes six new members

The Global Design Thinking Alliance once again extends its network. From now on the GDTA can benefit from an idea and practice exchange with six other institutions: The Design Thinking Observatory at Politecnico Milano, Design Thinking Center Moscow, Industry Research & Development Group (IRDG), ULBS Sibiu, Darden School of Business, and Shenkar Collage for Design, Engineering, Art.

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GDTA member Universidad Mayor hosts to Global Design Thinking Summit

The exclusive online event will bring together world experts in Design Thinking.

Seiya Otta, former Volvo Global Director of Innovation and Design; Roberto Carreras, founder of VOIKERS, Runa Sabroe, director of Wonderful Copenhagen; and Claudia Nicolai, Academic Director of the HPI D-School Potsdam stand out among the several international guests.

The online event is organized by the D-School of Universidad Mayor from Chile, with the support of Corfo, and will take place on November 3, 4 and 5.

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Construction gets underway for Africa’s first Design Thinking school to be located at UCT

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

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Global Design Thinking Week: Designing for global impact in Cairo

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

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Global Design Thinking Alliance welcomes five new members

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.

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Uli Weinberg explores the future of higher education in Egypt

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