Founded in 1837, the Royal College of Art is the world’s largest community of postgraduate art and design students. It is also the oldest art and design institution in continuous operation and has been ranked as the world ‘s number 1 art & design institution for a remarkable nine consecutive years, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023 – the largest world-wide survey of academic and industry opinion. 

Helen Hamlyn Professor of Design

The Helen Hamlyn Professor of Design will be someone from Design and design-related STEM fields: medical, robotics, data science, materials science (as it informs Design decisions), architecture and urbanism (for example intergenerational and healthy cities).  They will have extensive experience of engaging with and influencing senior leaders across global business, third-sector organisations and governmental departments or NDPBs.