RCA's Dyson Building, designed by Haworth Tompkins. Photograph by Helene Binet.



Royal College of Art

London's Royal College of Art is our highest-ranking education establishment.

The university – the only art and design school in the world that exclusively offers postgraduate courses – is used to topping lists: earlier this year it was named the world's best art and design school for the second year in a row.

The RCA's annual graduate show is one of the key events for our reporters. The most popular student project this year was the electric Happaratus glove, which enables wearers to sculpt wood and stone by hand.

Next most popular, and topical given the recent refugee crisis, was this prototype coat for refugees that transforms into a tent or a sleeping bag.

Despite a bumpy year, which included a spate of high-profile staff resignations and reshuffles, the RCA also unveiled plans to expand with another new campus near its existing buildings in Battersea. Herzog & de Meuron, Studio Gang and Diller Scofidio + Renfro are among the star-studded list of architects in the running to design the £100 million campus.

Top posts:

1. Electric Happaratus glove enables wood and stone to be sculpted by hand

2. RCA students design wearable dwelling for Syrian refugees

3. RCA and MIT named as world's top design and architecture schools for second year running

4. Royal College of Art named as world's top design school

5. Risk Theme Park is a conceptual high-rise featuring floods, fires and climbing hazards

Website: www.rca.ac.uk