AT HYPER ISLAND THERE are “no teachers, no books, no classrooms, no homework, and no computers,” says Hyper Island CEO Mattias Hansson. Students only work on real case studies for actual companies, and instead of typical classes, the school brings in guest lecturers (nearly 400 a year) from companies such as Pixar and Apple. All diploma programs are taught in English, and the school actively recruits international students, holding quirky interviews and tests for applicants around the world.
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About the Author—
Monica Racic is a writer, filmmaker, and a contributing writer at d/visible, and works at The New Yorker. This article appears in the April 2009 issue of Print. Also in this issue:
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