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Appointment of endowed professorship

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CODE University of Applied Sciences and Deutsche Telekom establish Professorship for Software Engineering with a specialization in Blockchain Technologies in Berlin

Berlin, September 23, 2019 – CODE is pleased to announce the appointment of endowed professorship to Dr. Peter Ruppel. The professorship is made possible by T-Labs, Deutsche Telekom’s central research and innovation unit, and will bring in research results focused on exploring and developing further on distributed ledger technologies. The new professorship is part of a cooperation which T-Labs and CODE announced earlier this year

Dr. Peter Ruppel, who will be holding the position of Professor for Software Engineering, is specialized in distributed systems, decentralized applications, and data science. Peter’s aim is to further explore distributed ledger technologies as well as to co-shape CODE’s vision of a curiosity-driven education for future software engineers. Prior to joining CODE, Peter was a Senior Researcher at TU Berlin/T-Labs. He co-founded Bitplaces GmbH, a Berlin-based tech startup and technology provider for all kinds of location-based services and location-dependent marketing. Over the past decade, he has been involved in various national and international research projects within the domain of distributed systems, mobile services, Blockchain and distributed ledger analytics, and data science.

“I am very much looking forward to the collaboration with CODE and T-Labs, and to join this extraordinary nexus between pioneering curricula and bleeding-edge innovation projects.”, says Peter.

“I am thrilled to welcome Peter to our faculty,” says Manuel Dolderer, president of CODE. “With an emerging token economy based on decentralized and distributed ledgers, Peter’s expertise will be a valuable addition to CODE. Together with him, we will be able even better to integrate these topics into our teaching and research activities. We are very much looking to his contributions as educator, researcher, and collaborator and to welcoming him to our vibrant and diverse CODE community.”

While Blockchain technologies are reshaping the future of many industries and generating the revolutionary change, the interest for the latter among CODE students is growing. CODE wants to answer to student needs accordingly. Peter will join CODE’s faculty from September 23 onwards. Welcome! 


About Telekom Innovation Laboratories (T-Labs): Telekom Innovation Laboratories (T-Labs) is located in Berlin the heart of modern, digital & innovative Germany. T-Labs sits amongst top universities, startups, investors, research institutes and corporate innovation hubs. Here, at T-Labs, the passion for innovation and technology drives international experts and scientists to work together on Blockchain, intelligence and experience focused on new technologies.
In close cooperation with its academic partners from Germany – Technische Universität Berlin & Berlin University of the Arts and with international academic partners from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Be’er Sheva (Israel), Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest (Hungary) and Technische Universität Wien (Austria), T-Labs shapes the future of digital services.


About CODE: CODE is a state-accredited private University of Applied Sciences in Berlin that offers three Bachelor’s Degree 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 setting. Personal development is an essential part of CODE’s educational approach. Therefore, through the Science, Technology & Society department, the digital pioneers of tomorrow are equipped with the tools they need to perform to their highest potential. Developing interpersonal skills allows CODE students to bring not just technical know-how and social awareness to their work, but also thoughtful self-expression, mindful team interactions, and professional behaviors. 


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