Harbour.Space @ UTCC: Transforming Thailand's Higher Education
In 2020, UTCC will partner with Harbour.Space to transform the future of Thailand's Higher Education.
Harbour.Space @UTCC will offer the best education for jobs of the future in Asia by launching programs in Entrepreneurship, Technology, and Design.
Bangkok, September 6, 2019
New interdisciplinary educational programs for entrepreneurship, technology, and design will be offered for the first time in Asia at Harbour.Space @UTCC in Bangkok, Thailand to talents from all over the world through collaboration between University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, Thailand’s leading university in trade and services in ASEAN, and Harbour.Space University, a state-of-the-art university based in Barcelona, Spain.
Though located in different parts of the world, both institutions share a common mission to prepare today’s students for jobs of the future in tomorrow’s world. Both agree that a well-prepared student will exemplify three essential traits:
- Mastery of their chosen profession
- Ability to continuously renew their knowledge and build complex networks
- Compassionate application of knowledge to enrich the lives and happiness of others in society
Harbour.Space @UTCC offers a groundbreaking education model combining startups, technology, and design. The acquisition of knowledge and new technology skills will utilize methods including hands-on learning and working on real company projects. Most importantly, Harbour.Space @UTCC will bring leading global industry professionals to develop talented students. These cutting-edge professional teachers will provide instruction designed for the needs of fast-changing industries.
Programs will initially include Computer Science, Data Science, Cyber Security, Fintech, Digital Marketing, Interaction Design, and High-tech Entrepreneurship in the format of single courses, undergraduate programs, and graduate programs. Each class is taught in three-week modules. This allows students to focus on one topic at a time while developing skills needed to become high-tech entrepreneurs.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sauwanee Thairungroj, President of UTCC and Harbour.Space @UTCC, said “As Thailand’s leading university in trade and services, UTCC is committed to transforming higher education to enhance competitiveness in Thailand and the region.”
Dr. Harald Link, Chairman of B.Grimm, and one of the investors bringing this latest tech startup university to Thailand, said "Education designed for tomorrow’s world and future generation is of utmost importance. We invest in bringing the best digital entrepreneurial education to transform Thailand's education and entrepreneur ecosystem in Asia."
Svetlana Velikanova, Founder and CEO of Harbour.Space, said “In a few short years, we have proven our model produces high-caliber students who are prepared for the future. We are excited to bring this program to Asia with such a strong partner, UTCC.”
Harbour.Space University aims to prepare students for jobs of the future by having today’s leading professionals teach in an immersive course structure, ensuring deeper exploration of topics and better knowledge retention. The university offers single courses, undergraduate programs and graduate programs in Computer Science, Data Science, Cyber Security, Fintech, Digital Marketing, Interaction Design and High-tech Entrepreneurship. It recently pioneered a groundbreaking foundational course, Math as a Second Language. It sponsors coding camps hackathons and entrepreneur camps around the world.
Harbour.Space University’s founding class commenced in September 2016 with a cohort of students from 11 countries. In just a few years, it has already touched 13,000 students from 50 countries though courses, programs and camps, and 200 students in full-time programs. Ultimately, Harbour.Space strives to remove the barriers between talented and motivated students and high-quality education.
University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC), ASEAN’s leading university in trade and services with a commitment to creating innovation driven entrepreneurship (IDE), offers innovative entrepreneurship courses to students in every faculty via the digital hybrid learning system. UTCC has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2015-2016, 2017-2018 and 2019-2020. UTCC has also partnered with Alibaba.com, China’s largest online shopping platform, to offer a certificate program in e-commerce for Thai entrepreneurs and UTCC students to create online business-minded entrepreneurs and help them expand businesses to a global level.
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