IADE has been a well-recognized hub of creativity, talent and leadership. It strives to stimulate its students to push their own talent and to belief in themselves, in order to become the best of the best in their personal life and future working path.
Founded in 1969, it was the first Higher Education institution of Design in Portugal, and currently is the largest school of design in Portugal, recognized as a University by the Portuguese Ministry of Education in 2012. Today IADE offers an extensive range of courses, from Undergraduate Courses to Masters Degrees and PhD, as well as Executive Education, in Creative fields such as Design, Arts & Communication, Marketing, Advertising and Photography, with an outstanding graduates employment rate of 97%.
In 2014 Cumulus Association highlights IADE as one of the 11 best schools in the world, thanks to the investment in design projects on the individual and collective well-being that IADE makes, and in 2015 it has been once again recognized by Domus Magazine as one of Europe’s Top 100 schools of Design.