The educational programme of the Industrial Design department is based on theoretical and practical courses planned mainly considering physical and virtual terms of modern design. The ARUCAD faculty of design’s industrial design department has a vision of developing, improving and raising both the values of modern industrial design in that country and the amount of production in that field. In this department it is also aimed to widen the potential of design in this country beyond the borders and to be the center of international design activities.
Design and production ateliers that are integrated with learning places are planned to respond to the needs of society in that field. It is believed that instead of an isolated education from society, it is better to integrate high cultural values with social values.
Assoc. Prof. Marko M. Kiessel
He studied Classical Archaeology, Art History and History at the universities of Trier, Köln and Bologna from 1993/94 to 2005 when he completed his PhD thesis in Classical Archaeology in Trier.
He contributed to an international exhibition about Constantine I., held in the Rheinisches Landesmuseum Trier in 2007. From 2006 onward he has been teaching architectural history and art history in North Cyprus, as an Associate Professor since 2012.
He conducted a funded research project on architectural decoration in Cyprus and was a researcher in a Tübitak project on the vernacular architecture of Louroujina village. Since 2016 he has been conducting a survey project in the Karpass district, tracing remains of ancient and early medieval settlement and economy. His research covers also the modern architecture of Cyprus, especially of the colonial and early post-colonial periods.
Lecturer Antony Eddison
Antony has over two decades of teaching, management & leadership experience in Higher Education in the UK and internationally, he is Advisor and External Examiner at several universities for innovative Post Graduate programmes and as a practitioner he has worked in Architecture, Design and related Creative Industries.
His consultancy and research focus on developing new ways of unlocking creativity and innovation in business and education inspired by the application of Design Thinking, FABLAB and LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®. Antony has worked with Virtual and Augmented Reality systems since 1995 and headed up the Virtual Environment Design Research Unit at the University of Teesside in the UK. In Australia he worked with the Sydney Metro, the armed forces and automotive industries on virtual simulations.
He recently establishment the first official FABLAB in Cyprus and now integrating its methods, practices and ethos into Arts and Design academic curricula and supporting and motivating creativity and innovation in the wider community and working with the global FabLab and Maker Movement on collaborative projects.
Antony has significant experience in the application of digital technologies in the cultural and heritage sector, regularly participating in archaeological excavations around the world and presenting papers on this topic at a wide range of international conferences.
Antony is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy UK and an Associate of the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education UK and is regularly engaged in establishing international collaborations and partnerships for Higher Education.