As Contech provides students with coworking spaces in replacement to traditional campus-based establishments which allows students to find themselves surrounded by an array of tech-related companies on a grand and unparalleled scale.
Envision a university that alongside formal education, is firmly integrated in the tech community – involved and surrounded by hundreds of entrepreneurs, start ups and inspirational digital nomads. Our principal goal is to shape and tailor the learning environment to our students on a self-sustaining and individualized level.
Students will become members of this community, as Contech supports said monthly memberships fees, gaining access to inspirational work environments and exclusive events.
Contech Nomad Experience
As a Contech Nomad Student, you take advantage of living and learning in four different world cities, San Francisco, New York, Berlin & Singapore (& 1 week vacation in Bali). Every 3 months, Nomad Students will travel to the following location alongside fellow classmates and meet with local tech communities while concurrently engaging with local employers.
Contemporary Technology University’s curriculum is designed with variation in mind, in hopes of educating the forefront leaders of technology. Throughout each semester, students will have the opportunity to engage with local employers, local tech communities and their respective cultures. As students travel to each of the four residential locations, each cohort will establish independent weekly rituals and have the opportunity to organize interest-based groups whilst building deep-rooted relationships with one another. Every city offers remarkable opportunities and daunting challenges. Together, students will explore distinct cultures, share exceptional and alternating viewpoints, and together overcome challenges.
Each respective city has been deliberately selected with focus on the relationships to the urban environment, including their proximity to vibrant neighborhoods, access to transportation, parks and recreational areas, as well as inclusive to convenient access in regards to shopping, food and alike services. Students will have opportunities to experience the prime of each city including flavors of local ingredients in home-cooked meals, the social scene in neighborhoods restaurants, parks and cafes, as well as the allure of world-renowned cultural institutions and entertainment venues.
The daily life of a Contech student in these four alternating global cities extends one’s academic learning into the urban context. As opposed to a standard sheltered campus, at Contech, we hope to immerse our bright students in becoming a part of local neighborhoods, and communities surrounding each residential location.
Through active participation in these recreational, cultural, and communal activities, residential life allows students to experience each city as a local. Alongside classmates in each residential hall, students will explore diverse societies, discover new interests and forge enduring friendships.
Rather than investing in the maintenance of costly buildings, campus facilities and alike amenities, Contech utilizes vast resources of aforementioned cities as its infrastructure. Contech leases residential buildings and focuses main resources on developments within businesses, government entities, and cultural institutions surrounding.
This approach has three main benefits. Primarily in enabling lower tuition costs as these fees will not be applied towards real estate, construct edifices, nor in the operation of various campus facilities. Secondly, this approach results in increased number of options and a higher quality of a competitive marketplace; goods, services and institutions made available in major cities – from farmer’s markets, restaurants, and fitness facilities to museums and theaters – which are better, varied and competitively priced in comparison to those owned and operated by traditional educational institutions/ universities. Lastly, this enables Contech to maintain its focus on the education aspect for scholars directly rather than the general operational pressures of multiple campus amenities.
Contech students will reside in local residence halls, which will simultaneously be the hub of educational, cultural, and social experiences. While the buildings are equipped with high-bandwidth, wireless internet and include space for sleeping, cooking/ eating, and studying, they are also established with consideration to easy transit within each urban locale. Through frequent interaction with diverse communities surrounding each residence, students will gain a profound understanding of individuals including respective international cultures, on a global scale.
Residential locations are managed and staffed by a dedicated group of student affairs professionals. This team is directly responsible for operational aspects of student life, including visa, student identification cards, room assignments and overview, as well as supporting development of basic life skills, such as healthy and nutritious cooking and eating advice, the maintenance of wellness practices and even general financial literacy.
At Contech, we value soft and social skills as much as the capability to use cutting-edge technologies. People are the key, and we empower our students to be team players.
At Contech, students will have ample opportunity to query one’s prejudices. Through in-depth discussions, we value ideas over hierarchy. Students should prepare for upcoming intense debates on a regular basis, as ideas will consistently be challenged alongside your peers.