42 Wolfsburg is a high-quality nontraditional university-level programming institution. Our unique and future centric approach replaces conventional education with top-tier agile learning. We design our curriculum with both academic experts and business leaders, and we continuously update it in light of the fast changes digitization brings.


42 Wolfsburg is part of the #42network, a private, non-profit, tuition-free world-class software engineering school. Our first campus opened its doors in 2013 in Paris. Since then, we have become a worldwide network that unites over 30 campuses and trains 10.000 highly qualified engineers per year.


Feel free to contact us if you need further information about 42 Wolfsburg, what we do, and how we do it at  We're always happy to chat! We can arrange Q&A or an interview with our leadership team, e.g., Max Senges (CEO & Headmaster) or Jan Behrenbeck (Pedagogy Lead), depending on your questions and inquiries about the 42 education model and why we approach learning differently!


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42 graduates have the software world open to them

Volkswagen AG: Interview with HR Director Gunnar Kilian and Max Senges, Managing Director of 42 Wolfsburg


42Wolfsburg: laboratory for IT students

Wolfsburger Nachrichten: Max Senges: "You should find out how technology works."


Learn to program without a high school diploma, teachers and fees

Golem: In February, a programming school based on the model of the French École 42 opens in Wolfsburg. The concept: gamified peer learning with "end monsters" .


We train problem solvers

VW Das Werk: The WN meets school director Max Senges and digital city councilor Dennis Weilmann for an interview.


Europe staves off mass unemployment but needs to redeploy workers

Mention of 42 Wolfsburg in the Financial Times: "Pandemic’s impact combines with structural change to reshape labour market"


Die Nerds von morgen

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ): "Die Programmierschule 42 wirft alte Bildungsmodelle über Bord: Studienabbrecher werden ebenso gefördert wie junge Menschen ohne Ausbildung."


Hogwarts für Programmier-Novizen

Article about 42 Wolfsburg in Brand eins


Software-Eliteschule: Das macht die „42 Wolfsburg“ so besonders

Article about 42 Wolfsburg in the WAZ (Wolfsburger Allgemeine Zeitung)


Episode 46: Hogwarts für Programmierer

Podcast by Logbuch Digitalien