Imagine leaving the campus of your university and being right in the middle of the action, surrounded by successful tech companies. That’s what happens at Contech.
Have you ever heard of a university integrated into the tech community space and surrounded by hundreds of entrepreneurs, successful startups and inspiring digital nomads? Integrated into the digital world: Our highest goal is to shape the learning environment that our students have always dreamed of.
As an enrolled student, you will be a member of this community (we pay your monthly membership fee) and gain access to an inspiring work environment 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). In every 3 months, Nomad Students travel to the next location with your classmates, stay together, meet with local tech communities and of course engage with local employers.
We are trying to educate leaders in a variety of fields, in a global context. That is what the curriculum is designed for. With every semester, students engage with local employers, local tech communities and of course their unique cultures. As you travel to each of the four residential locations, your tight-knit cohort will also establish weekly rituals, organize interest-based groups, and build enduring bonds of friendship. Each new place offers incredible opportunities and daunting challenges. Together, you will explore distinct cultures, encounter different viewpoints, and overcome difficult obstacles.
The sites are deliberately selected for their relationships to the urban environment, including proximity to vibrant neighborhoods, transportation options, parks and recreation areas, as well as convenient access to shopping, food, and other services. You will have daily opportunities to experience the best of each city: the flavor of local ingredients in your home-cooked meals, the social scene at neighborhood restaurants, parks, and cafés, and the allure of world-renowned cultural institutions and entertainment venues.
Your daily life in four different world cities extends your academic learning into the urban context. Unlike life on a sheltered campus, at Contech, you are immersed in the neighborhoods and communities surrounding each residential location.
Through participation in recreational, cultural, and community activities, residential life lets you experience each city as a local citizen. Together with your classmates in each residence hall, you will explore diverse cultures, discover new interests, and forge enduring relationships.
Instead of investing in maintaining the expensive buildings, campus facilities, and amenities found at other top universities, Contech uses the vast resources of major world cities as its infrastructure. We lease residential buildings and focus our resources on developing relationships with the businesses, government entities, and cultural institutions surrounding them.
This approach has three benefits. First, it enables lower tuition costs because your tuition is not used to acquire real estate, construct edifices, or operate numerous campus facilities. Second, it offers the increased options and higher quality of a competitive marketplace; the goods, services, and institutions available in major cities — from farmer’s markets, restaurants, and fitness facilities to museums and theaters — are better, more varied, and more competitively priced than those owned and operated by universities. Third, it enables us to maintain our focus on your education, not the operational pressures of multiple campus amenities.
Your secure, centrally located residence halls become the hub of your educational, cultural, and social experiences. While the buildings are all equipped with high-bandwidth, wireless internet and include space for sleeping, cooking and eating, and studying, they are also well situated for easy exploration of each urban locale. Through frequent interaction with the diverse communities surrounding each residence, you will gain a deeper understanding of the different people and cultures of the world.
Each residential location is managed and staffed by a dedicated group of student affairs professionals. This team is responsible for operational aspects of student life, such as visas, student identification cards, and room assignments, as well as supporting the development of basic life skills, such as healthy and nutritious cooking and eating, maintaining wellness practices, and 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, you will have ample opportunity to question your prejudices. In discussions, we value ideas over hierarchy. That does not mean your ideas won’t get challenged, however. Prepare yourself for intense debates. In the end, the best idea wins – no matter if it came from a student, a professor or a big-shot CEO.