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.

What do our partners say about collaborating with CODE?

Our curated partner network already comprises 8 partners:

Zalando is Europe’s leading online fashion platform. It offers a one-stop convenient shopping experience with an extensive selection of fashion articles, with free delivery and returns for its more than 21.1 million active customers in 15 European markets.

Against the backdrop of skills shortages, digitalisation and a shift in values, XING supports more than 12 million members in reconciling work and private life as seamlessly as possible.

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.

Headquartered in Düsseldorf since its launch in 2005, trivago’s team of more than 1,000 creative and driven entrepreneurs from all corners of the globe wake up every day to build a hotel search engine that is straightforward, fast and unbiased. It went public in 2016.

SinnerSchrader is one of Europe’s leading digital agencies for design and digital products. “It’s the perfect match for the SinnerSchrader philosophy, because the development of transformational products requires cross-functional educated talents with a creative sense for technology,” said Axel Averdung, Managing Director of SinnerSchrader.

“CODE aims to educate the Digital Pioneers of tomorrow. It is precisely these pioneers we need at Porsche to develop our products, new digital services and the mobility concepts of the future, as well as to enhance our internal processes,” -Andreas Haffner, Executive Board Member, Human Resources and Social Affairs at Porsche.

METRO is a leading international specialist in wholesale and food retail. The company operates in 35 countries and employs more than 150,000 people worldwide. With its sales brands METRO/MAKRO Cash & Carry and Real, as well as delivery services and digitalisation initiatives, METRO sets the standard for tomorrow: for customer focus, digital solutions and sustainable business models.

Hubert Burda Media is one of Germany’s largest media companies, with an international presence and a global reputation. It continuously develops its innovative abilities and uses technology to build new businesses. Burda encourages an entrepreneurial spirit and demands individual responsibility.

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
Facebook Partnership Launch Photo

Partner collaboration

Led by our professors and mentors, our students are exposed to real-life experience in interdisciplinary teams. Our partners are invited to contribute to this “learning by doing” philosophy and can provide case studies as well as delegate experts to come share in person.

Real-life cases for real-life learning.

We’re dedicated to teaming up with best-in-class players to focus on the most relevant technologies and learn concrete and applicable skills through 3 types of projects (A-, B- and C-type).

Foster smart interactions.

Our students, professors and partners are encouraged to come together at regular constructive meet-ups and for other more typical occasions (like job fairs or for internships).

It’s all about people.

At CODE, we value soft and social skills as much as the capacity to use the best technologies in their most advanced forms. People are key, and we teach our students how to be team-players.

Do you want to become a corporate partner with CODE?

Let’s talk! We have some great options and ideas to offer. Looking forward to hearing from you!