Hyper Island

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Hyper Island
Industry Education

Hyper Island is a creative business school with a consultancy side specializing in real-world industry training using digital technology.[1] It was founded 1996 in Sweden and has presence through offices or campuses in Sweden (Headquarters), Brazil, UK and US, and Singapore.[2]

Hyper Island offers full-time and part-time education programs as well as intensive courses aimed at industry executives. The different Hyper Island MA programs are accredited through Teesside University.[3][4]

Hyper Island also offers short term training of working professionals to boost knowledge levels and understanding of digital culture and media, transformative technology and how these affect ideation, execution, workflows, client collaboration and business models.

Methodology and Philosophy[edit]

Hyper Island focuses on un-traditional methods of education to prepare people for today's changing world.[5][6]

  • Experiential learning.
  • Real projects with real clients
  • Lifelong learning
  • Reflection and teamwork

The Hyper Island methodology is inspired by the following researchers and theories:

Through this methodology Hyper Island has delivered industry talents skilled with team-work ability, self-leadership and creativity to a lot of companies over the past two decades.

Recognition and Awards[edit]

Hyper Island is sometimes referd to as “The Digital Harvard”[7] and has been listed by CNN as one of the “most interesting schools around the world”.[8] In 2015 Hyper Island was awarded “Stora Annonsörspriset” for it’s contribution in educating designers, creatives and strategist to the Swedish and International Communication Industry.[9] In 2013 former Hyper Island CEO Johanna Frelin was named CEO of the Year in Sweden for small and medium enterprises.[10]