Swiss boarding school offers programme to master coexistence with intelligent machines

The boarding school in Switzerland has become the first school in the world to offer the Humanix® programme

Swiss boarding school, Institute auf dem Rosenberg, has become the first school in the world to offer the Humanix® programme.

Designed to “help students master 21st century challenges in coexistence with intelligent machines,” the programme trains students’ cognitive capabilities and literacy through the study of data.

“At Rosenberg, we embrace a forward-thinking approach to education that is well beyond the acquisition of knowledge,” said Bernhard Gademann, director general at Rosenberg.

“We are proud to bring this offering to our students to help them understand, execute and develop innovations through an immersive learning experience based on experimental and project-based learning.”

From the age of six, pupils will be encouraged to embrace the benefits of technology, preparing them for the reality of working alongside intelligent machines in their future careers.

Topics to be covered include essential data reading, analytics skills, coding, system thinking, entrepreneurship, cultural agility and critical thinking.

Students will also learn mechatronics, an interdisciplinary field fusing mechanical, electrical and control engineering. It might include any combination of robotics, electronics, computer studies, science, telecommunications, systems control and product engineering.

The course will be housed in the newly created Humanix® Pavilion, dedicated to data science, adjoining Rosenberg’s esteemed Future Park, a facility where students can undertake projects guided by expert partners in the fields of science, technology and design.

The international private school is well accustomed to introducing pupils to cutting-edge technology. Its fleet of electric cars is powered by the institution’s own vertical farm and wind trees, for example. Furthermore, students are familiar with programming and working alongside Spot, the agile mobile robot designed by Boston Dynamics.

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