International Focus

At CODE, our priority is to create an international environment for all community members to contribute to and thrive in. Here is what we do with international cooperations.

At CODE, we consider the international mobility of students, professors, and researchers as one of the keystones of our internationalization efforts. We seek to provide opportunities for international mobility globally. We believe that studying abroad prepares our students for their careers in a globalized work environment.

  • Language

    All study programs are taught entirely in English.

  • Collaboration

    We have strong ties to many higher education institutions, education partners, and international industries.

  • Diversity

    We have a culturally diverse community, 36% of our staff and faculty members are coming from abroad, 33% of our study body is from 65 countries.

  • Visits

    We welcome exchange students, visiting lecturers and researchers from around the globe.

  • International experience

    Our faculty and staff members have experience living, studying and working abroad.

  • Education

    We practice diversity management and intercultural learning.

CODE has internationalization in its DNA. CODE’s mission is to actively promote the values of an open society through interaction with international partners and civic engagement and to contribute to progressive higher education, innovative academic teaching, and research.Manuel Dolderer
CODE President

Our strong international focus manifests itself in several different areas


  • CODE is an international and inclusive learning environment that attracts digital pioneers from all over the world and empowers them to live up to their full potential. As a community, we stimulate transformative innovation by fostering creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and curiosity-driven learning. Diversity and internationality are fundamental principles of CODE – and are continuously strengthened.
  • CODE makes a contribution to intercultural encounters through internationalization. This emphasis on study, teaching, and research strengthens the reputation and profile of the university and its partners.
  • CODE opens the space for diverse international experiences. In this way, students and staff acquire further skills in a globalized society and profession in a fast-changing international environment.
  • CODE staff and students actively live an ever-evolving “welcome culture” in all areas of the university.
  • CODE staff and students take the initiative and are responsible for shaping the university network. They are committed to the exchange and cooperation with international partners in teaching, research, and business as well as administrative collaborations.
  • CODE is a well-known partner and is embedded in a variety of content-based and strategy-driven partnerships. Attracting talent from all over the world – faculty, staff, and students – CODE fosters international collaboration and exchange.


In March 2020, we signed an MoU in the areas of research and student mobility with Norwegian University of Applied Science and Technology (NTNU, Campus Gjovik).

Kjell Are, Assistant Professor, Department of Design, Faculty of Architecture and Design; Joakim Berg, International coordinator (adviser), Education Section in Gjøvik and Toini Rust Kristiansen spent three days at CODE, comparing learning concepts, talking with our students, founders, lecturers, and professors, especially from Interaction Design Department.


CODE internationalization (EU and non-EU) strategy prioritizes participation in student and staff mobility, strategic partnerships and knowledge alliances, and participation in networks to share knowledge and values. The 2021-2027 EU Programme for education, training, youth, and sport of the European Commission (ERASMUS+) is seen as a core element of our internationalization strategy.

CODE has been awarded the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education, which is a prerequisite to participate in Erasmus programs and projects.


At CODE, we aim to furnish you with the experience you need to become a global citizen. Do you want to study abroad for a semester? We have you covered!

We have facilitated Erasmus exchanges for CODE students with the Elisava Barcelona School of Design and Engineering (Barcelona, Spain) and IADE (Lisbon, Portugal). Through engaging in cross-cultural exchanges such as these, CODE students are able to access varied experiential learning avenues.

Enabling study abroad opportunities is an intrinsic part of our overall learning concept, and we are constantly on path to forging new partnerships with other universities globally.

Team responsibilities

  • First contact for faculty and staff members in all matters and questions regarding the partnerships with universities worldwide.
  • We coordinate contracts with international and local universities and research institutions.
  • Supporting staff and faculty in all matters of international mobility.
  • Advising CODE students on study abroad options and funding opportunities.
  • Supporting students in the application and preparation process for exchange programs with partner universities.

Moving forward and contact information

International universities and high education institutions that share the same mission and vision are cordially invited to get in touch with us to explore future collaboration. Please write to us on

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