UTCC Partnering with Barcelona Startup, Harbour.Space to Transform Thailand’s Future of Higher Education

UTCC Partnering with Barcelona Startup, Harbour.Space to Transform Thailand’s Future of Higher Education

In 2020, Harbour.Space @UTCC will offer the best education for jobs of the future in Asia by launching programs in Entrepreneurship, Technology, and Design.

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 ground-breaking education model combining start-ups, technology, and design. The acquisition of knowledge and new technology skills will utilise 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.

Programmes will initially include Computer Science, Data Science, Cyber Security, Fintech, Digital Marketing, Interaction Design, and High-tech Entrepreneurship. These will be 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 start-up university to Thailand, said: "Education designed for tomorrow’s world and future generation is of utmost importance. We are investing 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-calibre students who are prepared for the future. We are excited to bring this program to Asia with such a strong partner, UTCC.”

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