The future of coding starts in Heilbronn


42 is an innovative, higher education coding school that turns the traditional educational model upside down and provides an industry-leading college-level education for free with no teachers, classes or books.

When you don’t have teachers or professors, you are in charge of your own success and that of your peers. We believe that fostering your ability to think critically, enhance your ability to problem-solve, and create through hands-on projects is not only more effective for learning but also more fun. In the end, this creates a community of lifelong learners and contributes to helping you evolve into well-rounded software engineers.


The first 42 campus was founded in 2013 in Paris with the vision of creating a coder training facility like no other previously conceived - with a unique pedagogy. Students develop valuable interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate with people at different levels of understanding. Furthermore, this peer-based learning model is ever changing to meet the current and future needs of the tech world, meaning to develop a critical long-term foundation but also real-time marketplace skills.


The philanthropic endeavors have now developed into a worldwide network with 31 Campuses and 9,000 students.


To strengthen our society and economy of tomorrow, we need courageous concepts and extraordinary innovations

Managing Director of Dieter Schwarz Foundation