At Umeågalan 2015, the entrepreneurial event of the
year, the Umeå Institute of Design at Umeå University was the
winner in the "Best Brand" category for its achievements in putting
Umeå on the world map.
The award was honoured with the motivation. "The brand has
achieved great success with the help of a familiar and innovative
environment as well as close collaborations with the industry. It
trains world-class designers and puts Umeå on the world map."
Photo: Happy winners! Maria Göransdotter, Vice
Rector, Demian Horst, Deputy rector for strategic collaboration,
and Monica Lindh Karlsson, Deputy rector for subject development.
(Photographer: Andreas Nilsson)
"The award means incredibly much for us at Umeå Institute of
Design. We have long been visible more on an international level
than a local. This is now evidence of how our work in establishing
networks and relations regionally have had an effect. Our position
in Umeå is key to our success and means a lot in what we have
become," says Maria Göransdotter, Vice Rector at
Award celebrations will follow today with Umeå University
"It is gratifying that students at Umeå Institute of Design once
designed the statue. Now we have taken it 'home'," says Maria