Design school scores high marks

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After years of complaints that Norwegian schools don’t rank high enough on international listings comes some vindication: The Oslo School of Architecture and Design has landed in the Top Ten of design and architecture schools worldwide.

Scandinavian design has been fairly hot for many years, with Norwegian designers attracting lots of international recognition. It was, perhaps, a matter of time before Oslo’s AHO (Arkitektur- og designhøgskolen i Oslo) got its due.

It ranked eighth on the list that includes the prestigious Pratt Institute in the US, the Academy of Art at the University of San Francisco and ENSCI Les Ateliers in France. Newspaper Aftenposten reported that ENSCI topped the list, which was compiled by the Red Dot Institute of Germany after compiling design results over the past five years.

Institute officials said the ranking recognizes schools considered to be the best among universities in America and Europe for producing “cutting edge design.”

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