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The Sustainable Design School

Learning design in an outstanding natural and cultural environment: Nice is located between mountains and sea, and offers a high quality of life, very much enjoyed by our students!

PhD Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Business & Management (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)



At The SDS, Design is taught by ?doing?, with a responsible attitude towards the great opportunities of sustainable development. Corporate companies work with our institution to develop real projects of sustainable innovation. The project teams are composed by students from each study level with their multi-disciplinary (architecture, design, engineering, marketing, social sciences, ?.) and multi-cultural backgrounds (international students).


The diversity of the schools and research centers present will facilitate the encounter of teaching methods, professions and expertise. 


In France or abroad, internships open new perspectives. Among the major partner companies of The Sustainable Design School, certain may propose internships with their international subsidiaries. Likewise, institutions and NGO partners based internationally regularly seek student trainees for field work.


Student services

International incoming students will experience corporate relation and the French way of responding to Design demands from large or medium size companies. In order to help international students with all logistic questions and also in order to make them feel home at The SDS, the student?s association ?welc?home? is at your attention.

Student Life

Campus life

The Sustainable Design School is domiciled in the building “The Crown”, emblematic place of the Eco-Campus on the Eco Valley of the Plain of Var in Nice. Our school shares its premises with iconic companies like IBM and startups known for their innovations.

Student clubs

Founded after the creation of the design school The SDS at Nice (France) in 2013, the main goal of our Student Union The SEEDS is to create an active network of students and professionals who works on different issues : association, event, pro and international.

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