IADE is a laboratory of creativity, talent and leadership recognised by society as a whole. It has encouraged students to put their own talents to the test, to believe in themselves, making them the best of the best, in their personal lives or in their future professional integration.
IADE today is a reference in teaching Creativity. It is also one of the best Design schools in Europe and a pioneer in Marketing, Advertising and Photography.
Founded in 1969, in Lisbon, it has been a pioneer in teaching Design in Portugal. Currently, it is the institution that trains the most students in this field, with an employability rate of 97 per cent.
In 2012, it gained the status of University Institute, a title which enabled the creation of a modern Doctoral programme in Design, focusing especially on creativity and internationalisation.
Between 2015 and 2019, IADE was part of Laureate International Universities, the largest global group of higher education.
Since 2016, IADE has been a part of Universidade Europeia, reinforcing its positioning as a creative school in Europe.
Currently, IADE grants academic Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral as well as Post-Graduate Degrees in areas related to creativity: Design, Arts and Communication, Marketing, Advertising and Photography.
2017 - For the third year, IADE is featured as one of the top 50 Design schools in Europe in the Domus ranking.
2016 - IADE is once again featured as one of the top 50 Design schools in Europe in the Domus ranking.
2015 - IADE is featured as one of the top 50 Design schools in Europe in Italian Magazine Domus’ ranking.
2014 - IADE was awarded the DS Label by the European Commission.
The DS Label is a seal of quality which recognises and distinguishes the excellence and best practices of the institutions of higher education with regard to the implementation of the Diploma Supplement.