How we approach partnerships

Our students are working on practical projects in interdisciplinary teams and tend to be quite capable at building software collaboratively. Our first alumni went on to work for companies like Facebook, AWS, Solarisbank, Blinkist and TradeRepublic. The main objective of our partnerships efforts is to connect our students and graduates to companies in the European innovation ecosystem.

Partner Days

We host three dedicated partner days a year to connect our students to job opportunities with partner companies. Partner days are organized around recruitment interviews, company presentations, fireside chats.

Workshop Series

At CODE, we supplement the project work fo students with learning units. Learning unit are hosted either by professors and lecturers at CODE or by external experts. Partner companies can host learning units on specific topics and support us in exposing our students to product development experience.

More opportunities

While we focus on building a community of partners to expose our students to a diverse range of potential employers, we have a few strategic partners that we partner with more extensively. Examples of these partnerships are endowed chairs (T-Labs) and student placement programs (FreeTech by Axel Springer)

Strategic partners

“CODE wants to train the digital pioneers of tomorrow. It is precisely these pioneers who are needed at Porsche to develop our products, new digital services, and the mobility concepts of the future and to improve our internal processes,” says Andreas Haffner, Executive Vice President Human Resources and Social Affairs at Porsche.

We combine more than 60 years of wholesale experience with state of the art tech to help our customers thrive. With other words: We put food on the plate byte by byte! We are

Telekom Innovation Laboratories is the Research and Development unit of Deutsche Telekom, one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies. It cooperates with top universities, startups, investors, research institutes and corporate innovation hubs in the core fields of Blockchain, Intelligence, Experience and Academia as a Service.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 395,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2020). The company generated sales of 71,5 billion euros in 2020. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility.

The interface between journalism and technology opens up an incredible number of new possibilities for researching, presenting and distributing content. The FreeTech Academy combines under one roof a Journalism Program, the journalism training program of the former Axel Springer Academy, and now also a Tech Program. Both strands, which we connect in many places, are among the most progressive in the country.

Facebook was launched in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg, along with fellow students from Harvard University. It has developed into a leading social network and currently has more than 2 billion active users.

Our vision

CODE’s teaching approach is as close to real life as possible. Together with their professors, our students face the challenges of real teamwork in tackling real projects. Our partners are invited to contribute – with their own projects and experiences. In this way, a valuable exchange develops in which the learning experience always takes precedence.

CODE University is doing important work educating the next generation of students in advanced technological skills. Facebook is thrilled to support their efforts and I’m confident these students will go on to do incredible things – they’ll change our communities, our industries, and the world.– Sheryl Sandberg, COO Facebook

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