The department is best German Design University in the international Red-Dot-Ranking 2014.
In the category “Universities – Americas and Europe”, three German institutions made it into the ranking with an overall number of 15 universities awarded. Media Design Ravensburg is the best German University.

The Red Dot Design Ranking for design concepts tracks and measures the success of an organisation in producing exciting new design concepts over a period of time. It is a reflection of real sustainable design innovation capability of an organisation. “It gives these companies and institutions the recognition that they deserve and encouragement toward their continued investment in design.”

Prof. Klaus Birk: “The Red Dot Ranking is an excellent result for us! It clearly reflects an international recognition of the quality of our cooperative study program, combining theory and practice in media design.”

Since 2005 the Red Dot Institute awards the “Red Dot Award. Design Concept”. In September 2014, our alumni Anastasia Bondarenko and Damian Sturm each won a “best-of-the-best” for their bachelor projects in the field of interaction- and game design.

Red Dot Design Ranking 2014
Universities – Americas & Europe

1 Umeå Institute of Design, Umeå University, Sweden
2 Art Center College of Design, USA
3 ENSCI – Les Ateliers, France
4 Academy of Art University, USA
5 California College of the Arts, USA
6 The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO), Norway
7 Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey
8 Savannah College of Art and Design, USA
9 DHBW Ravensburg – Media Design, Germany
10 Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle, Germany
10 Pratt Institute, USA
10 Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz FHNW, Switzerland
13 Folkwang Universität der Künste, Germany
14 Coventry University, UK
14 University of Houston, USA