The Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ) has decided to grant Linnaeus University degree-awarding powers for master’s degree in the fine, applied and performing arts within the field of design.
“We are now seeing the results of our goal-oriented work to establish new programmes that are at the leading edge internationally when it comes to the development of the field of design”, says Marie Sterte, head of department at the department of design.
The Swedish Higher Education Authority and their external experts made the assessment that Linnaeus University has the qualification required and that the programmes meets the requirements. Therefore, the Swedish Higher Education Authority grants Linnaeus University degree-awarding powers for master's degree in the fine, applied and performing arts within design.
"Our programmes challenge the traditional role of design and work across different disciplines and media to define new roles that meet current and future needs. In a world filled with challenges like never before, design and its inherent creativity can be both a critical and questioning voice as well as a significant driving force for a sustainable future", Sterte continues.
"It feels great and is also very important that we are now granted degree-awarding powers for yet another master's degree in the fine, applied and performing arts, we already have this in creative writing. What is more, this programme is an important part of Linnaeus University's sustainability strategy. This decision by the Swedish Higher Education Authority is a good receipt that the university's ongoing work to improve the quality and relevance of our programmes is sucessful", says acting rector Peter Aronsson.
Marie Sterte, head of department at the department of design, phone +4673-065 25 30
Annika Sand, senior press officer, phone, +4676-830 01 05