Educating the Digital Pioneers of tomorrow
CODE is a Berlin-based state-accredited university of applied sciences that offers bachelor’s degree programs in the field of Digital Product Development.
When our chancellor Thomas Bachem – self-taught software engineer and designer – was looking for study programs to promote his endeavors as an internet entrepreneur, he was disappointed to see that the academic landscape mostly focused on the never-changing basic principles of Computer Science, instead of the exciting new possibilities of the internet and its opportunities.
He decided to study Economics at a private business school in Cologne, which is where he experienced firsthand the radical drive to apply academic theories to the real world and a personal, supportive learning environment. Out of both his fruitless search for a truly applied software-engineering program and his revolutionary experience at the private university, the idea for CODE was born: CODE would be to Computer Science what business schools are to classic Economics programs.
One decade later, Thomas had already founded several successful internet startups. As an entrepreneur and employer, he discovered time and time again that good software engineers, designers and product managers – the key drivers for ambitious digital companies – are a rare resource in Europe and Germany in particular because classical university programs rarely qualify young men and women for the challenges of the new economy.
Our professors focus on enabling our students to have meaningful firsthand experiences, guiding them to reflect on these experiences critically, and empowering them to master challenging interdisciplinary projects.
Head of Software Engineering
Head of Product Management
Head of STS
Head of Interaction Design
Our university council advises and supervises the leadership team. They are a crucial interface between CODE and its environment and strengthen our strategic planning from an external perspective. We are pleased that, from left to right, Verena Pausder (vice-chairperson), Dr. Diana Knodel (chairperson) and Prof. Dr. Achim Bachem serve in this capacity.
These outstanding leaders guide our strategy and help us with their expert knowledge.Jonathan Rüth
The student council represents all students studying at CODE University of Applied Sciences to the university and external organisations.
The student council meets up every week in order to represent the student body comprehensively, process their wishes and comments, and strengthen the CODE community.
Furthermore, the student council organises events and initiatives. It supports the different sports groups and answer questions coming from people that are interested in studying at CODE. You can contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Council Member
Student Council Member
Interaction Design Representative
Software Engineering Representative
Product Management Representative
Member of the Research Commission
Member of the Admissions Committee
Interaction Design Representative Deputy
Product Management Representative Deputy
Software Engineering Representative Deputy
Our academic council provides us with the latest insights into our field‘s research, a strong tie to the scientific community, and decades of experience in creating meaningful learning environments. They help us identify those professors, researchers and lecturers who share our drive for excellence, our common mission, and support our educational approach.
Economist and Philosopher, Senior Professor and former president of Witten/Herdecke University
Entrepreneur and Educator, Professor of Entrepreneurship at Berlin School of Economics and Law
I learned that you can constantly improve, and that you should not be shy about your views, and about the direction that you believe is right.Christine Lagarde, International Monetary Fund’s Managing Director
This core belief is widely shared among industry leaders and is the reason why more than two dozen of the most renowned, tech-enthusiastic internet and startup entrepreneurs back CODE.
Recently, there were several articles in the press releasing the names of our supporters and investors.
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Don’t let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity.Mae Jemison, physicist and astronaut
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Office and HR Manager
Student Admission Manager
Head of Communications
Student Relations Manager
Head of Partnerships
Process Innovation & Quality Management