The people behind CODE

Get to know the people that are supporting our students in their learning journey at CODE.

Our Academic Team

Our professors and lecturers focus on providing our students meaningful and personal experiences, critically reflecting on it and enabling them to master interdisciplinary projects.

Interaction Design

Product Management

Software Engineering

Science, Technology, & Society and Interpersonal Skills

Don’t let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity.Mae Jemison, Medical Doctor and Astronaut

Our Team

For a university it’s not done to just provide the learning experience – these are the people that keep the ball rolling!

Leadership & Top Level Management

Thomas Bachem

Founder & Chancellor

Jonathan Rüth

Founder & Head of Partnerships

Manuel Dolderer


Peter Ruppel


Simon Malessa

Chief Information Officer

Our Student Council

The student council represents all students studying at CODE University of Applied Sciences to the university and external organizations.

You can contact us via email:

Matthias Frey


Sonja Lisa Sönnichsen

Council Member

Florin Schönborn

Council Member

Leon Splitt

Admission Committee

Melvin Rinkleff

Admission Committee

Friedrich Gies

Board of Examiners

Alsje Lourens

Commission for Quality Assurance in Project-based Learning

Sana Rodolfo

Research Commission

Omar Badawy

Strategy Development Committee

Anja Kocevska

Interaction Design Representative

Tomas Gan

Product Management Representative

Aarnav Mahavir Bos

Software Engineering Representative

Filip Tsolov

Council Representative Interaction Design

Tim Christiansen

Council Representative Product Management

Carl Frederik Maria Sürig

Council Representative Software Engineering

Looking for a new challenge?

CODE is always searching for new talents. Have a look at our open job offers and apply!