IADE - Creative University

3.8 out of 5 (21 ratings / 20 reviews) Lisbon, Portugal
IADE is a laboratory of creativity, talent and leadership recognised by society as a whole. It has encouraged students to put their own talents to the test, to believe in themselves, making them the best of the best, in their personal lives or in their future professional integration.

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Founded in 1969, in Lisbon, it has been a pioneer in teaching Design in Portugal. Currently, it is the institution that trains the most students in this field, with an employability rate of 97 per cent.

In 2012, it gained the status of University Institute, a title which enabled the creation of a modern Doctoral programme in Design, focusing especially on creativity and internationalisation.

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Housing services

Finding accommodation / housing is one of the biggest concerns students face upon arrival on a new city or foreign country. For this reason, IADE presents you several accommodation partnerships with renowned student residences and apartment booking platforms (shared apartments with other students) or rooms in "family houses". 

Student Life

Campus life

Lisbon is a quite friendly city. We are mainly known for our gastronomy and hospitality, but we have much for to offer for international students.

Live in Lisbon is having the chance to live in a dynamic and young city where the old buildings live in harmony with modernity.

The land of “fado” (traditional singing style) is growing and defining new concepts. Many fields are being developed and we are, definitely, breaking borders to show all the nice things we have in our city, and country.

Student Reviews

Great professors
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The professors at IADE are really helpful and the course was very insightful.

IADE's PhD in Design Course
Fernando Mendes rated 4 out of 5 stars

I'm one of the pioneers of IADE's Ph.D. in Design course, back in 2014. The course has been improving over the years to a level I didn´t expect to be reached in such a short time span. From just three students in 2014, IADE's Ph.D. in Design have now dozens of new candidates each year, proving that the design field is evolving very fast.

Design course - IADE
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It's a very general course. The university is good but I think that the course could be different. In my opinion, the types of work are repeated a lot and end up not being very interesting.

Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

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