Harbour.Space

Introduction

Harbour.Space University

Harbour.Space is an innovative private university that combines technology and design, taught by industry leaders from around the world. The university is located in Barcelona, Spain.

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We are Harbour.Space

A space for learning at the highest level, situated in globally admired creative hub and harbour city: Barcelona, Spain. We are the only university in Europe that teaches both technology and design. We offer innovative computer science, data science, and cyber security and interaction design programs aimed at giving our students meaningful and creatively satisfying top-level professional futures. We think the future is bright if you make it so.

Mission

At Harbour.Space the protagonist is the student, because it’s our students who are in charge of the future. Our mission is to nurture and accelerate talent, supported by the most knowledgeable and successful people in technology and design. Harbour.Space allows for brilliant ideas to flourish and produce solutions to contemporary societal challenges around themes such as the environment, health, energy and security. We aim to become the most progressive educational technology and design institution on a global level. By collaborating at the highest level with industry and academia, we endeavor to develop an unparalleled environment for cross-pollination of scientific and creative disciplines that leads to ground-breaking research and fast and flexible ways to apply new knowledge in practice.

Method

If we could, we would travel to the future and get the pioneers in technology and design from 2050 to teach students everything they need to make a brilliant tomorrow happen. But that’s against the rules of physics. Instead, we gather all aspects of the world today that are creating tomorrow and bring them together for our students at Harbour.Space: our faculty is made up of the most excellent scientists, entrepreneurs and creative geniuses. Our immersive learning approach means real-world problems take center stage in the classroom, not textbook challenges. Brilliant ideas are born in collaboration, through experimentation by crossing every possible academic boundary. We know this is true in business, now we’re making it happen in our university.

Academic Partners

  • 42 University Paris
  • Technical University of Munich
  • X-labs Tsinghua
  • Inria
  • Academic University of Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Moscow Physics and Technology Institute
  • Hasso Plattner Institute

Living in Barcelona

Studying in Barcelona has the following advantages:

  • Barcelona is #1 in Europe for quality of life and clearness of environment (2012 Quality of Life City Rankings – Mercer Survey)
  • Barcelona is #1 in the world for the level of infrastructure and urban development (2011, Ernst & Young).
  • The region of Catalonia, where Barcelona is the capital, contributes significantly to the Spanish GDP. The growth of Catalonia’s GDP is currently 3.3%, much higher than in Europe on average. Catalonia’s exports are €42.2 billion, higher than in any other region of Spain.
  • 7,000+ innovation and technological companies during the last 10 years.
  • Barcelona is 6th in Europe for attractiveness and comfort for doing business (European Attractiveness Survey 2011, Ernst & Young),
  • Barcelona is 2nd in Europe (after London) for being promoted as a business center (European Cities Monitor 2011);
  • Barcelona is 2nd in the world for hosting different international conferences and congresses (City and Country World Report 2011, ICCA ). Barcelona is the host of the annual World Mobile Congress, which attracts thousands of international companies that work in the mobile industry.
  • 7,000,000 + millions of tourists / year
  • 20° C - average temperature during the day
  • 2437 hours of sunshine/ year
  • Cost of living 550 euro / month
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

Master

Master Digital Design

Campus Full time 1 year Open Enrollment Spain Barcelona

The Harbour Space Master of Digital Design Programme provides a unique environment for students to become expert practitioners, and to engage with students from their own and other disciplines. The program aims to explore new roles, contexts and approaches for interaction design and trains students to research, analyse, prototype, and design concepts in business, social, and cultural contexts within existing and emerging technologies. [+]

This program is taught in ENGLISH. The Harbour Space Master of Digital Design Programme provides a unique environment for students to become expert practitioners, and to engage with students from their own and other disciplines. The program aims to explore new roles, contexts and approaches for interaction design and trains students to research, analyse, prototype, and design concepts in business, social, and cultural contexts within existing and emerging technologies. Projects, which are often speculative and critical, aim to inspire debate about the human consequences of different technological futures and explore the strategic role of interaction design in shaping everyday life while highlighting the increased relevancy of design to business and society. Graduates go on to work for corporations, design agencies or consultancies, academic and industrial research labs, and to set up their own design studios. Courses are a mixture of lectures and hands-on experimentation Regular opportunities for industry collaborations with companies Access to a network of world-leading experts working in computer science Teachers who are leading practitioners in their field Frequent guest lecturers across a variety of topics in Design and Technology Practical business courses preparing students for real-life situations Multi-disciplinary collaboration in group and applied year-end projects Connection to the real discipline of design and real companies in the industry PROGRAM STRUCTURE This Master of Digital Design degree contains an extensive number of real interaction design cases moving through which the students will gain a solid understanding of the creative and decision making process in the design department of... [-]

Master High-Tech Entrepreneurship

Campus Full time 1 year Open Enrollment Spain Barcelona

This intensive Master of High-Tech Entrepreneurship program is designed for graduate students interested in starting and sustaining a technology business. The program combines real world experiences with courses on the fundamentals of finance, people management and creative thinking within entrepreneurial environments. [+]

This program is taught in ENGLISH. Harbour.Space is a unique blend of academics program, start-up accelerator, venture builder, and real world experience designed to prepare students to become the next generation of successful high tech entrepreneurs. The Master of High-Tech Entrepreneurship program methodology combines the fundamentals of technology entrepreneurship, pioneered in Silicon Valley, with the processes developed by leading technology entrepreneurs, accelerators such as Y Combinator and company builders such as Rocket Internet to quickly start and accelerate technology companies. To gain practical experience alongside the theory, students form teams and work on real world startup companies in those teams. Students should be prepared to work in a highly competitive environment that will challenge their skills and perseverance every day. Teams will be matched with mentors, and the best teams will be selected to pitch their ideas to investors. PROGRAM STRUCTURE 1 year The first year can be seen as a basic starter pack for tomorrow’s entrepreneurs. Students enter the programme with an idea they want to make reality. We start with the skills of presenting an idea well – because a lot of genius goes unnoticed in the world simply because an idea is communicated inadequately. Students will work on the basis of Lean/Pitch Canvas frameworks for idea validation, identity and communication strategy and they learn how to make their idea pass the business model test. Students learn how to identify opportunities and obstacles in business entrepreneurship. Furthermore, students are immersed in all the business basics of running a... [-]

Master in Computer Science

Campus Full time 2 years Open Enrollment Spain Barcelona

The Master Degree Program in Computer Science is designed for those who desire to deepen their comprehension of all aspects of the computer sciences. Applicants could be graduates from other degrees with a strong mathematical core, or those continuing their academic pursuit after achieving a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. [+]

This program is taught in ENGLISH. The Master Degree Program in Computer Science is designed for those who desire to deepen their comprehension of all aspects of the computer sciences. Applicants could be graduates from other degrees with a strong mathematical core, or those continuing their academic pursuit after achieving a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. PROGRAM STRUCTURE 1 Year Students who begin the Master in Computer Science Degree already have a good foundation in programming and mathematics including data structures and algorithms, statistics and machine learning. During the first year their knowledge of mathematics, programming and data analysis will be significantly extended. The program also offers opportunity to learn the key soft skills for the professional world including technical project management, writing and presenting.First year students are expected to attend many of the talks and workshops offered by the university and being work on the capstone project. Modules Combinatorics and Graph Theory Graduate Algorithms and Data Structures Graduate Algebra Graduate Mathematical Logic Theory of Probability Mathematical Statistics Сomplexity Theory Object-Oriented Programming (C++) Python Practical Unix Java Programming Functional Programming Operating Systems Advanced Databases Networks Robotics Master's Machine Learning Statistical Data Analysis BIoinformatics Data Mining Technical Writing and Presenting Technical Project Management Leadership and Group Dynamics Introduction to Interaction Design Capstone Project-1 Seminars & Workshops-1 2 Year During the second year of the program students will primarily focus on learning key applications of the computer science as well as advanced methods in programming. A significant part of the year... [-]

Master in Cyber Security

Campus Full time September 2017 Spain Barcelona

Programme Description The MS program is designed for those who want to extend their technical and programming skills to handling enterprise security challenges. Our comprehensive courses will provide a solid foundation in key technology including computer and network security, cryptography, enterprise security architecture analysis, etc. The graduates will learn to stay current on rapidly changing technology, adapt and control to new threats and start a successful career in enterprise security. [+]

Programme Description This program is taught in ENGLISH. The MS program is designed for those who want to extend their technical and programming skills to handling enterprise security challenges. Our comprehensive courses will provide a solid foundation in key technology including computer and network security, cryptography, enterprise security architecture analysis, etc. The graduates will learn to stay current on rapidly changing technology, adapt and control to new threats and start a successful career in enterprise security. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE Year 1 During the first year students quickly recap basics of computer science and then focus on fundamentals of cyber security including computer architecture, operating systems security, secure programming, networks, and cryptography. Modules Computer Architecture Secure Programming Algorithms and Data Structures Practical Unix Windows Administration Operating Systems Computer Networking Human Aspects of Cyber security: Law, Ethics and Privacy Cryptography Software Engineering & Design Scripting Languages Java Programming Identity and Access Management Technical Writing and Presenting Introduction to Interaction Design Leadership and Group Dynamics Secure Data management Capstone Project Seminars & Workshops Year 2 The second year exposes students to different dimensions of cyber security field. Subjects range from Mobile and Cloud Security to Digital Forensics and Quantum Communication and Cryptography. Additionally students participate in communication and leadership modules preparing them for the career as a successful member of a professional team. At the end of the program, graduates will be ready to take on responsibilities to safeguard an organization’s information and technology assets. Modules Technical Project Management Application Security Mobile Security Network... [-]

Master in Digital Marketing

Campus Full time September 2017 Spain Barcelona

The Master program in Digital Marketing is designed to grow a new generation of leading marketing specialists – digital savvy professionals that can benefit from an explosive growth of online technologies by using the most cutting- edge, innovative tools in their daily job. [+]

This program is taught in ENGLISH. The Master program in Digital Marketing is designed to grow a new generation of leading marketing specialists – digital savvy professionals that can benefit from an explosive growth of online technologies by using the most cutting- edge, innovative tools in their daily job. The Harbour.Space teaching methodology uniquely combines a strong academic background in business studies, finance, accounting, marketing, and strategy with an in-depth and specific digital knowledge in online video, mobile, viral, social media, and data driven marketing. You will also be a daily witness of the latest innovations from Google, Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, and other greatest technological companies. Our professors are not academic teachers – they are accomplished digital and marketing professionals that have launched thousands of successful advertising campaigns and made many winning strategic decisions. Upon completing the Harbour.Space Master of Digital Marketing degree program, you will become a digital marketing professional. You will be well-prepared to work in a sales or marketing department of a major brand, in an advertising agency, or in a media or technological company. You will know how to help brands to communicate effectively with their target audiences using the awesome benefits that emerging online technologies have brought to the world. Program Structure 1 Year This program contains an extensive number of real marketing cases moving through which the students will gain a solid understanding of the decision making process in the marketing department of a real company. All courses are electives, yet we strongly recommend... [-]

Master in Information Security

Campus Full time September 2017 Spain Barcelona

Programme Description The Information Security Master Degree program is designed for those who want to extend their technical and programming skills to handling enterprise security challenges. Our comprehensive courses will provide a solid foundation in key technology including computer and network security, cryptography, enterprise security architecture analysis, etc. The graduates will learn to stay current on rapidly changing technology, adapt and control to new threats and start a successful career in enterprise security. [+]

Programme Description This program is taught in ENGLISH. The Information Security Master Degree program is designed for those who want to extend their technical and programming skills to handling enterprise security challenges. Our comprehensive courses will provide a solid foundation in key technology including computer and network security, cryptography, enterprise security architecture analysis, etc. The graduates will learn to stay current on rapidly changing technology, adapt and control to new threats and start a successful career in enterprise security. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE Year 1 During the first year students quickly recap basics of computer science and then focus on fundamentals of cyber security including computer architecture, operating systems security, secure programming, networks, and cryptography. Modules Computer Architecture Secure Programming Algorithms and Data Structures Practical Unix Windows Administration Operating Systems Computer Networking Human Aspects of Cyber security: Law, Ethics and Privacy Cryptography Software Engineering & Design Scripting Languages Java Programming Identity and Access Management Technical Writing and Presenting Introduction to Interaction Design Leadership and Group Dynamics Secure Data management Capstone Project Seminars & Workshops Year 2 The second year exposes students to different dimensions of cyber security field. Subjects range from Mobile and Cloud Security to Digital Forensics and Quantum Communication and Cryptography. Additionally students participate in communication and leadership modules preparing them for the career as a successful member of a professional team. At the end of the program, graduates will be ready to take on responsibilities to safeguard an organization’s information and technology assets. Modules Technical Project Management Application Security... [-]

Master Interaction Design

Campus Full time 1 year Open Enrollment Spain Barcelona

The Harbour Space Interaction Design Programme provides a unique environment for students to become expert practitioners, and to engage with students from their own and other disciplines. [+]

This program is taught in ENGLISH. The Harbour Space Master of Interaction Design Programme provides a unique environment for students to become expert practitioners, and to engage with students from their own and other disciplines. The program aims to explore new roles, contexts and approaches for interaction design and trains students to research, analyse, prototype, and design concepts in business, social, and cultural contexts within existing and emerging technologies. Projects, which are often speculative and critical, aim to inspire debate about the human consequences of different technological futures and explore the strategic role of interaction design in shaping everyday life while highlighting the increased relevancy of design to business and society. Graduates go on to work for corporations, design agencies or consultancies, academic and industrial research labs, and to set up their own design studios. Courses are a mixture of lectures and hands-on experimentation Regular opportunities for industry collaborations with companies Access to a network of world-leading experts working in computer science Teachers who are leading practitioners in their field Frequent guest lecturers across a variety of topics in Design and Technology Practical business courses preparing students for real-life situations Multi-disciplinary collaboration in group and applied year-end projects Connection to the real discipline of design and real companies in the industry PROGRAM STRUCTURE This Master of Interaction Design degree contains an extensive number of real interaction design cases moving through which the students will gain a solid understanding of the creative and decision making process in the design department of... [-]

Master of Data Science

Campus Full time 2 years Open Enrollment Spain Barcelona

The MSc Data Science programme is designed for those who desire to deepen their comprehension of all aspects of the data sciences. Applicants could be graduates from other degrees with a strong mathematical core, or those continuing their academic pursuit after achieving a BSc in data science. [+]

This program is taught in ENGLISH. The Master Degree program in Data Science is designed for those who desire to deepen their comprehension of all aspects of data science. Applicants could be graduates from other degrees with a strong mathematical core, or those continuing their academic pursuit after achieving a bachelor degree in computer science. PROGRAM STRUCTURE Year 1 Students begin the programme with foundational knowledge of programming and mathematics, including data structures and algorithms, statistics and machine learning. During the first year their knowledge of mathematics, programming and data analysis will be significantly extended. The programme also offers the opportunity to obtain key soft skills for the professional world including technical project management, writing and presenting. Finally, students are expected to attend a substantial amount of talks and workshops offered by the university, as well as working on the Capstone project. Modules Combinatorics And Graphs Convex Optimization Information Theory Discrete Optimization Auctions Stochastic and Huge-Scale Optimization Computability And Complexity Probability and Statistics Statistical Data Analysis Machine Learning C++ JAVA Python Practical Unix Data Structures and Algorithms Parallel and Disrtibuted Computing R Databases Technical Writing and Presenting Technical Project Management Leadership and Group Dynamics Introduction to Interaction Design Web Graphs Capstone Project Seminars & Workshops Year 2 During the second year of the program students will primarily focus on learning the key applications of the data science as well as advanced methods in mathematics and data analysis. A significant part of the year will be allocated to the completion of... [-]

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