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21.06.2021

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HPI Academy and United Arab Emirates University announce creation of new Middle East Hub of Design Thinking

The Hasso Plattner Institute Academy (HPIA) and the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) announced the creation of a new Middle East Hub of Design Thinking at the UAEU`s Science & Innovation Park in Al-Ain.

Prof. Meinel and Dr. Ghaleb (VC of UAEU) signing a MoU in Al-Ain last year
Prof. Meinel and Dr. Ghaleb (VC of UAEU) signing a MoU in Al-Ain last year (Foto: HPI/Hanadi Traifeh)

Both parties announced a plan to establish the Middle East Hub of Design Thinking which is to be located at the UAEU`s Science and Innovation Park in Al-Ain and shall become the center for a growing Design Thinking community in the Arab world. The new hub – which is the first of its kind in the Arab world - follows the model of the D-Schools in Stanford and Potsdam and will be open to talented students and professionals, who want to experience the Design Thinking mindset.

The Middle East Hub of Design Thinking will be a member of The Global Design Thinking Alliance (GDTA), a network of institutions that teach, research, and further develop the methods and mindsets of Design Thinking.