Funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council, LDoc is a collaboration between three internationally leading London based higher education institutions: The Royal College of Art (RCA), Kingston University (KU) and University of the Arts London (UAL).

The Centre promotes and supports world-class Design Research Study and knowledge exchange. It offers a concentration of high-level skills and expertise in creative, critical and ethical thinking that prepares graduates to contribute to the creative and cultural industries and the wider professional world.

The LDoc PhD Research Network offers an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of design research, design innovation and the creative industries.