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Architectural education in times of academic homogenisation

Since the late 20th century academic homogenisation in form of policy regulation, internationalisation, and digitalisation has been affecting architectural education in Europe . After a period of adapting to and partially in response to this challenging process architectural institutions look for ways to differentiate themselves from the masses through both content and methods of knowledge transfer. Through an historical review and an in depth case study analysis, this research project will investigate how the homogenisation has affected European architectural education. It will further identify and analyse new schools of thought that have emerged through or because of this process. As a result, this project will document and analyse the homogenisation’s impact on architectural education in Europe since 1999, and will further document, categorise and analyse different typologies of schools of thought according to their impact on architectural education. This framework can then be used as guidelines and recommendations for best practice for the formation of future schools of thought in architectural education.




Architectural education in times of academic homogenisation


Additionally, the research project's outcome will enrich the European Association for Architectural Education’s (EAAE) on-going debate about contemporary and future European architectural education and aims to be considered by the European Commission for their future educational strategies in architecture.


NEST will be conducted in collaboration with the following research partners:

Institute for Architecture and Planning of the University of Liechtenstein

Architectural Association School of Architecture in London (AA)

Faculty of Design Sciences of the University of Antwerp

Umeå University School of Architecture

Institute for Art and Architecture of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

research project NEST