Middle East Technical University (METU) has been ranked among the top 15 institutions in Americas and Europe in Red Dot Design Ranking 2011, design concept category. The countries and number of institutions in this Ranking are: France (1), Sweden (1), Germany (5), USA (4), UK (2), Norway (1) And Turkey (1). Dating back to 1955, Red Dot design Awards is organized by Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen based in Essen, Germany. Red Dot is one of the most well-known and prestigious design award schemes internationally.
Mehrafza Mirzazad Barijough, 2009 graduate of METU Department of Industrial Design was given “Red Dot Award: Design Concept Best of the Best” with her graduation project named “emergency transporter unit for amputated body parts”. This educational project which was also supported by Kilit Taşı Tasarım on advisory basis made an important impact on METU’s place in Red Dot Design Ranking. We would like to congratulate Mehrafza once again for her success, and thank Kunter Şekercioğlu from Kilit Taşı Tasarım for his support on this project.