Happy Digital X: Cities, Systems, Products and Services

For Our Common Sustainable Future



The global economy is an economy of cities. More than half the world’s population live in cities, and more than half of all economic activity happens there.



Cities are embodiments of a complex adaptive system, influenced not only by their built environment but also by their ecological, social, and cultural contexts.



Despite the promising potential, some cities and regencies are still facing talent scarcity, particularly for the skill-sets needed to develop happy digital cities



Happy Digital X embraces systems thinking and data as the asset as its core messaging, bookended by happiness and sustainability of cities.


Happy Digital X

Happy Digital X is a professional education program of Tsinghua Southeast Asia Center at the UID Bali Campus, Indonesia, set up to study and deliver best practices in these areas. The program is designed for transformative leaders in the age of the fourth industrial revolution.

Individuals selected to join will be immersed in learning with city planners, innovative entrepreneurs, system designers, product developers and digital experts. Together, the program alumni will form new collaborative networks, mindsets, and practices, and co-create the next generation of happy and sustainable communities integrating data, ICT, products, and services.

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Our future program

Happy Digital X 2.0

Following the success of the first intake of the Happy Digital X professional education program, the Tsinghua Southeast Asia Center will be launching the second intake of the program in the Fall of 2022. Apply now to become a part of prestigious network of leaders and innovators working together across sectors to make happier and more sustainable digital cities of the future.

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Program Faculty

Happy Digital X faculty members are drawn from top global universities, UID Bali Campus, and other reputable institutions. Additionally, distinguished speakers from government and industry will be invited to participate in the learning process.


Edward Crawley – HDX Academic Advisor

Tsinghua Southeast Asia Center, Senior Academic Advisor Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ford Professor of Engineering

Victor Chan – HDX Program Co-Director

Tsinghua University Shenzhen International Graduate School, Professor and Associate Dean Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute, Co-associate Director

Shobi Lawalata – HDX Program Co-Director

United In Diversity Foundation, Director of Academic & Learning Programs

Join now to co-shape our happy digital future


Happy Digital X
Cities, Systems, Products and Services
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