Prof. Dr. Oya Atalay Franck is an architect, architectural historian and academician. She is Professor of Architecture and the Dean and managing director of the School of Architecture, Design and Civil Engineering at ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Winterthur, Switzerland. Her teaching covers the theory and history of architecture as well as design studio. She has taught architecture and construction, urban design and architecture theory at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy NY, at Bilkent University Ankara, and at ETH Zurich. Her current research areas are a. o. design research methods (research by design), design doctorates, artistic research, interface education/research/practice, as well as higher education politics. Her recent publications address research methodologies and design doctorate programmes. She acts as an expert in various scientific bodies, a.o. the Swiss National Foundation of Research (SNF), the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) and the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) as well as in peer review committees and in quality audits.

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September 19, 2022

Thank you ETSAM!

Dear Colleagues, The EAAE Annual Conference, hosted by ETSAM Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, showed once again that we are a strong community of educators, researchers, architects, and urbanists committed to quality education and an outstanding building culture. A big “thank you!” goes to the Dean of ETSAM, Manuel Blanco and his team for organizing a perfect event, to our keynote speakers for their thought-provoking and inspiring insights, and to all the participants from 87 universities, 36 countries…

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EAAE Newsletter September 2021
September 28, 2021
The Oslo Pledge
May 19, 2021
The first EAAE Deans Summit
February 15, 2021
Remote Teaching
January 22, 2021
Looking Back… and Ahead
December 18, 2020
Work in Progress
November 25, 2020
“A New European Bauhaus”
October 24, 2020
Follow-up General Assembly 2020
September 22, 2020
General Assembly 2020
July 24, 2020
Connect, reconnect
May 19, 2020
Tempestuous Times
April 06, 2020
Deans Summit in Oslo
January 22, 2020
Season’s Greetings!
December 19, 2019
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August 05, 2019
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Zagreb 2019
April 19, 2019
Register now!
March 21, 2019
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December 11, 2018
Thank you
September 14, 2018
Join us in Porto!
June 27, 2018
New Year’s Message
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Budget 2018
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A Message of the New President
September 04, 2017
In memoriam: Johan Verbeke
August 12, 2017
EAAE communication
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Bordeaux Invitation
May 01, 2017
Time for Celebration?
August 21, 2015
Notes from the President
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Former EAAE Presidents

Karl Otto Ellefsen
The Oslo School of Architecture and Design,
Oslo, NO
Urs Hirschberg
Technische Universität Graz,
Graz, AT
Stefano Musso
Università degli Studi di Genova,
Genova, IT
Francis Nordemann
ENSA de Paris-Belleville,
Paris, FR
Per Olaf Fjeld
The Oslo School of Architecture and Design,
Oslo, NO
James Horan
Dublin School of Architecture,
Dublin, IE
Herman Neuckermans
KU Leuven,
Leuven, BE
Constantin Spiridonidis
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,
Thessaloniki, GR
Pierre von Meiss (†)
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne,
Lausanne, CH
Hentie Louw
Newcastle University,
Newcastle, GB
Jean-François Mabardi
Université catholique de Louvain,
Louvain-la-Neuve, BE
Nils Ole Lund (†)
Aarhus School of Architecture,
Aarhus, DK
Peter Jockusch
Universität Stuttgart,
Stuttgart, DE
Age Van Randen
Delft University of Technology,
Delft, NL
Herbert Kramel
ETH Zurich,
Zurich, CH
Hans Haenlein
Polytechnic of the South Bank,
London, GB