The Royal College of Art in London has awarded former WDO Board Member LOU Yongqi with an honorary doctorate for his contribution to the design industry, both internationally and in the UK.
The ceremony took place at Royal Albert Hall on 19 September 2023. A livestream of the event can be viewed here: https://www.rca.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/convocation-19sep2023/
As the current Vice President and Dean of Design and Innovation at Tongji University, Professor LOU is a pioneer of design-driven innovation both in China and globally. He served on WDO’s Board of Directors for two terms (2015-2017 & 2019-2022), and is now a WDO Regional Advisor.