The KHKD/CHAD represents the interests of art and design departments at universities at the Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK), the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SBFI), the Federal Office of Culture (BAK), the Federal authorities and Swissuniversities.


Ensure the excellence of Bachelor and Master study courses, further education, research and services in art, design and cinema in cooperation with all other active parties involved in art education.

Promote the exchange of information and cooperation between universities of art and design.

Formulate statements on a national and international level relating to questions and problems in connection with legislation, regulations or other areas affecting art, design and cinema education.

Ensure contact between universities of art and design and political authorities, university and research institutions, the public and cultural, economic and social organizations.

Promote the interests of the universities in art and design.


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