Prof. Dieter Hofmann (born 1960 in Fürth) is the Rector of Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle and Professor of Industrial Design / Product and System Design. After completing his training as a drafter at Grundig, he completed a degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Applied Sciences Nuremberg, as well as a degree in investment goods design at the State Academy of Fine Arts (ABK) Stuttgart. In the past, he has taught at IDAS Seoul (Korea) and at the National University of Tsukuba (Japan), and has worked on research projects with the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft IAO, the Institute for Kansei Engineering and Industrial Design, Tsukuba, Japan and industrial design projects in Germany, England, USA, Korea, and Japan. With his own office eDesign, he advises companies in intercultural issues and designs capital goods, products, and systems in the areas of mobility, public communication, machine tools, as well as medical and laboratory technology.
The Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle is one of the largest and most internationally active art and design colleges in Germany. The university, founded in 1915, currently trains more than 1,000 students from all over the world. Visionary thinking and figures, as well as artistic artisanship, are taught.