Towards Sustainable Interior Design Education In Egypt


  • Rasha Mahmoud El-Zeney Faculty of Fine Arts, Minia University, Egypt



The need to introduce issues of sustainability into the interior design curriculum has become critically important. So the purpose of this study was to investigate the current status of teaching sustainability in curricula of interior design programs in Egypt universities; assess the level of awareness and training background on sustainability and determine the obstacles to incorporating sustainability into the programs. Interior design lecturers, professors were invited to participate in a survey on their university’s interior architecture curricula. The study shows that all interior design programs currently do not teach sustainability within their curricula, and there are some obstacles in teaching sustainability.

Keywords: Sustainability; Interior design; Egypt, Education

eISSN 2514-751X © 2017 The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license ( Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.




How to Cite

Mahmoud El-Zeney, R. (2017). Towards Sustainable Interior Design Education In Egypt. Asian Journal of Environment-Behaviour Studies, 2(5), 109-119.