CODE and the press

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About CODE

CODE is a state-accredited private University of Applied Sciences in Berlin that offers three Bachelor programs Software Engineering, Interaction Design and Product Management. As an international and inclusive learning environment, CODE aims to attract digital pioneers from all over the world and empower them to live up to their full potential. CODE stimulates transformative innovation by fostering creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and curiosity-driven learning in a community.

Facts & Figures

  • On July 14, 2017, the State of Berlin Senate Chancellery for Science and Research has granted CODE University of Applied Sciences state-recognized status.
  • CODE started its first semester on September 1, 2017 with 88 students.
  • On September 1, 2018, 140 new students began their first semester at CODE.
  • On August 26, 2019, 144 new students joined #thirdparty generation at CODE!
  • On August 31, 2020, 181 new students joined #fourthdimension generation at CODE!
  • CODE offers the 3 Bachelor programs Software Engineering, Product Management, Interaction Design. All programs are taught in English.
  • CODE’s learning concept is based on Curiosity-Driven Education (which is also evident in our name “C<>DE”). That means CODE wants its students to follow their own interests and drive and learn the skills they are passionate about.
  • The mandatory Science, Technology, and Society (STS) program empower students to engage with other cultures, art, philosophy, and psychology to develop critical judgment skills and acquire the necessary knowledge in the field of digital humanities.
  • Our partner companies include Zalando, XING, Facebook, trivago, SinnerSchrader, Porsche, Metro, aws, T-Labs, Euler Hermes and Bosch.
  • CODE is backed by more than two dozen of the most renowned, tech-enthusiastic internet and startup entrepreneurs including Rolf Schrömgens (Trivago), Florian Heinemann (Project A), Benjamin Otto (Otto), Verena Pausder (Fox & Sheep) and Ijad Madisch (ResearchGate)
  • Students

    There are currently 516 students enrolled at CODE.

  • Background

    Our students represent 65 different nationalities. They come from Cambodia, Brazil, Nigeria, Italy, and Canada, just to name a few.

  • International Students

    33% of our students come from outside of Germany.

  • Campus size

    CODE’s campus size is 2000 square meters, excluding Factory’s 14.000 square meter campus area open to our students.

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CODE in the media

Our founders, professors, and students are available to the press for interviews or background information. We will assist you in finding the right expert at CODE.

March 31, 2021: Degrees for the future in the heart of Berlin: Meet Adrien & Marie from CODE (read the article on

March 30, 2021: Neue Lehre – neue Lernarchitekturen! (read the article here)

March 18, 2021: Mit digitalem Mindset in die Zukunft: Manuel Dolderer (listen the podcast)

February 8, 2021: Blair launches $100M facility to fund ISAs for students (read the article on TechCrunch)

January 4, 2021: What is Digital Product Development and Why Study It? (read the article on Keystone Bachelor Studies)

December 18, 2020: Digital Founders/CXO Podcast: Manuel Dolderer (listen the podcast)

December 3, 2020: Britta Kiwit über elternfreundliche Arbeitswelten und was sich dafür ändern muss (listen the episode on MamaLeaders Podcast)

November 26, 2020: Der Hotspot der Gen Z ist eine Dachgeschosswohung in Berlin (read the article on Business Punk)

November 26, 2020: ‘I don’t always want to adapt to the norm’ (read the article on TU Delft)

October 10, 2020: IN A DAY – What leaders do in 24 hours: mit Manuel Dolderer – Co-Founder und Präsident der CODE University of Applied Science (Listen on Spotify)

September 22, 2020: Verein sucht Unterstützer für Hilfe-App (read the article on Solinger Tageblatt)

September 7, 2020: Tech-Schools: Neue Ausbildungswege für digitale Pioniere (Listen the show on RBB radio)

June 15, 2020: Uni und Corona: Klappt das Studium an der Code University in der Krise? (read the article on Gründeszene)

March 21, 2020: Wie sich Unternehmen ihren eigenen IT-Nachwuchs heranziehen (read the article on Tagesspiegel)

January 22, 2020: Wir bilden die digitalen Pioniere der Zukunft aus (listen to the episode)

December 12, 2019: Kanzler der Innovation
(read the article on

December 9, 2019: Students work backwards to help society identify truth versus disinformation
(read the article on aws)

December 4, 2019: Blick in die Universität der Zukunft
(read the article on

November 21, 2019: Thomas Bachem: Wie baust Du die Hochschule der Zukunft?
(listen to podcast on tabula rasa Spotify)

October 30, 2019: Der Mann hinter dem innovativen Hochschul-Lernkonzept der CODE University of Applied Sciences
(listen to podcast on

October 28, 2019: Wenn der Headhunter zweimal klingelt
(read the article on

October 25, 2019: Das deutsche Fintech Blair bringt das Bafög-Prinzip in die USA — und landet Riesenerfolg im Silicon Valley (read the article on

October 21, 2019: Ich wäre dumm, diese Chance aus den Händen zu geben
(read the article on

October 1, 2019: Lernen der Zukunft. Was müssen Hochschulen tun, um in digitalen Zeiten zu überleben?
(read the article on

September 30, 2019: Lernräume der Zukunft
(read the paper from Hochschulforum Digitalisierung)

September 27, 2019: Bildungsanleihe: Studienkredit für Einsteiger
(watch the video on 3 Sat)

September 23, 2019: German telecom giant hires blockchain professor – hopefully, it’s a good thing (Read the article on

September 23, 2019: An der CODE kann man jetzt Blockchain studieren (Read the article on

September 16, 2019: What does the future hold for our universities? From talent engines to tech literacy (Read the article on

August 28, 2019: CODE University – Ausgezeichnete Orte 2019 (Watch the video by Land der Ideen)

August 15, 2019: Die besten “Innovatoren unter 35”: Unsere Visionäre (Read the article on

August 12, 2019: An episode of Feed Your Brain – Future of Tech, Strategy in Business and Digital Innovation with Manuel Dolderer (Listen to the podcast on

July 31, 2019: Dieser Altenaer gründete eine Uni in Berlin
(Read the article on come.on)

July 23, 2019: Code+Design@Telekom Camp – Coachen oder gecoacht werden? (Read the article on

July 20, 2019: Entwickler nach Maß
(Read the article by Süddeutsch Zeitung)

July 17, 2019: “Ein Gespräch mit Tom Bachem – Vom Geek zum Kanzler seiner eigenen Universität”
(Listen to the podcast by Frank Thelen)

June 1, 2019: “Eine Uni mit Bällebad”
(Read the article by UnAuf online)

May 200, 2019: “Zukunftsgespräche: FH Campus Wien denkt Bildung neu!”
(Read the article in OTS)

(Read the article by Factory Berlin)

May 13, 2019: “Vermittlung von Kompetenzen erfordert radikales Umdenken”
(Read the article by Wiener Zeitung)

May 9, 2019: “Tom Bachem erklärt Computational Thinking”
(Watch the video by ada – Heute das Morgen verstehen.)

April 9, 2019: “Students to accelerate public sector innovation in Germany, ‘powered by AWS’”
(Read the article by aws)

April 4, 2019: “Manuel Dolderer über die Auswirkungen gesellschaftlicher Veränderungen auf die Bildung.”
(Read the article on FH Campus Wien)

April 3, 2019: “Thomas Bachem: Vom Coding Kid zum Serial Entrepreneur und Universitätsgründer”
(Watch the video by ChangeRider)

March 3, 2019: “Should we stop worrying and learn to love AI?”
(Read the article by our professor Fabian on

February 25, 2019: “Gründer der CODE University startet Programm für junge Unternehmer”
(Read the article in Gründerszene)

February 23, 2019: “Fail fast, fail often: Drei Studenten wollen Unternehmen dabei helfen, Fehler schneller und günstiger aufzuspüren”
(Read the article in Business Insider)

February 1,2019: “You learn to collaborate from the very start”
(Read the interview with our student Dani on

January 22,.2019: “Ein Hotspot für digitale Game-Changer”
(Read the article in HI:TECH CAMPUS

(Read the Interview with our students by factoryberlin)

November 9, 2018: “Thomas Bachem, Gründer & Kanzler CODE University – Bildung für die digitalen Pioniere von morgen”
(Read the article on digitalerMut)

October 11, 2018: “Digitale Transformation: Euler Hermes startet Kooperation mit CODE University”
(Read the article on

October 11, 2018: “E-Learning & Blended Learning Methoden von Code-University Gründer Thomas Bachem”
(Listen to the podcast by Kursersteller)

October 5, 2018: “Wir bilden Hacker zu Gründern aus”
(Read the article by Wirtschaftswoche)

September 23, 2018: “Manuel Dolderer – Bildung anders denken & Hochschule anders machen”
(Listen to the podcast

July 6, 2018: “Deutschlands Start-up-Uni: Wie ein Programmierer eine Hochschule gründete”
(Read the article on Für-Grü

June 15, 2018: “Trau dich und start up!”
(Read the article by absolut karriere)

June 15, 2018: “CODE University: Berliner Hochschule will “digitale Elite” ausbilden”
(Read the article in der brutkasten)

June 14, 2018: “Uni selbst gemacht”
(Read the article in VDI nachrichten)

June 14, 2018: “CODE Berlin: Studieren wie im Start-up”
(Read the article in WERTGARANTIE)

May 15, 2018: “Digitaler Wandel „Computer verleihen uns Superkräfte””
(Read the article in Tagesspiegel)

April 21, 2018: “Südwestfalen Agentur: Erste Fachimpulse für die Regionale 2025”
(Read the article in LokalPlus)

February 6, 2018: “Vom Unternehmer zum Hochschulgründer”
(Watch the video by GEDANKENtanken)

February 2, 2018: “CODE University „In Berliner Start-ups kommt jeder Zweite aus dem Ausland“”
(Read the article in Tagesspiegel)

December 21, 2017: “Burda kooperiert mit CODE University. Partners in Coding”
(Read the release by Burda)

2Decemer 200, 2017: “CODE University und Sinner Schrader sorgen für Digitalnachwuchs”
(Read the article in WuV)

December 19, 2017: “Programmierer-Hochschule in Berlin
“Was Eigenes aufmachen. Und reich werden””
(Read the article in Spiegel)

Decemer 11, 2017: “Konferenz: Digitale Bildung für alle – „Das Digitale gehört fest in die Lebenswelt von Kindern“”
(Read the article on

December 8, 2017: “Metro ist neuer Partner der Code University”
(Read the article in NGIN FOOD)

December 7, 2017: “Metro-IT wird von außen oft unterschätzt”
(Read the article in Lebensmittelzeitung)

(Read the articleni DIGITAL IMAGINATION)

December 19,2017: “Was Eigenes aufmachen. Und reich werden”
(Read the article on Spiegel Online)

July 17, 2017: “CODE – Hochschule für Tech-Nachwuchs ist nun staatlich anerkannt”
(Read the article in Wirtschaftswoche)

July 17,2017: “Code University startet im Oktober in Berlin”
(Read the article in Berliner Morgenpost)

July 17, 2017: “Eine Uni für den Tech-Nachwuchs”
(Read the article on

July 17, 2017: “Hier lernt bald die digitale Elite von morgen”
(Read the article on Lead digital)

June 4, 2017: “Nicht nur was für Nerds”
(Read the article on

June 29, 2017: “Deep Dive: Tom Bachem über das innovative Konzept der CODE”
(Read the article and listen to the podcast on

June 3, 2017 “Calling all Tech Talent”
(Read the article on Handelsblatt)

May 28, 2017: “Start-ups und Co. Berlin entwickelt sich zur großen Denkfabrik”
(Read the article on

April 27, 2017: “Die deutschen Unis bereiten die Studenten nicht auf das Leben vor – deswegen gründe ich meine eigene”
(Read the article on

April 14, 2017: “Think big! Einfach mal eine Universität gründen”
(Read the articlel on

April 5, 2017: “Dieser 31-jährige Millionär hat eine Startup-Uni in Berlin gegründet — mit einem ungewöhnlichen Konzept”
(Read the article on

April 5, 2017: “La Silicon Allee di Berlino: intervista a Thomas Bachem, fondatore della Code University”
(Read the article on

March 30, 2017: “Warum Startup-Gründer Thomas Bachem eine Hochschule gründet”
(Read the articleon

March 27, 2017: “Eine neue Universität für Techies bekommt Millionen von Szenegrößen”
(Read the article on

Februar 21, 2017: “#cnetz begrüßt Gründung der CODE University”
(Read the article on #cnetz)

February 21, 2017: “Im Ländervergleich: Privatunis gehen meist leer aus”
(Read the article on

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