Prof. Alpay Er Elected to the Executive Board of the World Design Organization for a Third Time
Prof. Dr. Alpay Er, Head of our Industrial Design Department at the Faculty of Architecture and Design, has been elected to the Executive Board of the World Design Organization (WDO) for a third time (for 2017-2019) during the 30th general assembly meeting in Turin, Italy.
Prof. Dr. Alpay Er is the one and only executive board member from Turkey in the history of the WDO. He has been fulfilling this important role since 2011 and making significant contributions to both Turkey’s and our university’s global recognition and international success in design education. Prof. Dr. Er previously represented Turkey as a member of the Executive Board at the WDO during the 2011-2013 (ICSID) and 2015-2017 terms.
The World Design Organization (WDO), formerly the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID), is an international non-governmental organization founded in 1957 to promote the profession of industrial design. The WDO advocates industrial design driven innovation to create a better world. To this end, the WDO organizes international programs (i.e. World Design Capital, World Design Talks, World Design Impact Prize, World Industrial Design Day, or Interdesign) in collaboration with its over 150 member organizations. Özyeğin University is also a member organization of the WDO.