EINA has four research groups that specialise in different areas of design and art: Education of Design, History and Study of Design, Design Processes and Design for Health and Wellbeing.

The school participates in Erasmus+ ARDES, the short learning programme on Art, Design and Sustainability with a focus on environment and climate change.

EINA Digital Repository

EINA Digital Repository (DDE in Catalan) is the institutional EINA, School of Art and Design of Barcelona repository. It has open access publications emanated from the activity of the teaching, research and institutional staff, students, and other members of the EINA community.

The repository is a declaration of principles. EINA is committed to the international open access initiative with the desire to be a global university that opens up its knowledge to the worldwide community.


The objective of the DDE is twofold. On the one hand, it aims to preserve the material generated by the community of professors, researchers and students of EINA: articles, and other scientific texts resulting from the research work of teaching and research staff, degree, master, and PhD final projects, projects with a level of excellence, notes and teaching materials, institutional publications, etc. On the other hand, dissemination and maximum visibility of these materials and their authors. The DDE also adds value to all these publications by standardised citations, usage statistics, permanent URLs, and availability through interoperable platforms.


The DDE bibliographic records are free and are distributed under different Creative Commons licenses. The public consultation is open to everyone.

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