Facebook for CODE
Berlin’s CODE University of Applied Sciences has partnered with Facebook and the latter is set to sponsor a professor of artificial intelligence when the college’s first term starts in October. The social network will also provide support to CODE lecturers on a number of projects.
CODE’s founders, developer entrepreneurs Thomas Bachem and Manuel Dolderer, announced the launch of the tech-dedicated school in response to what they believe is the failure of classical German university programmes to provide enough qualified people to work in the digital economy
The school received 2,000 applications from more than 25 countries for the start of the first term and has chosen 80 students to kick off proceedings. The first degree courses will be in software engineering, interaction design and product management.
Also in Germany, Facebook has announced its participation in the Munich Digital Hub Mobility initiative, a project supported by Daimler, BMW and SAP. The social network will sponsor related events and training and provide a number of engineers across projects including AI to product development.
Digital Hub Mobility was launched in February this year as a platform for collaboration between automobile companies and mobility providers, suppliers, and the science and digital sectors. The stated initial objective was “to establish a leading-edge experimental and test environment for urban mobility concepts, with joint development of framework conditions for automated and connected driving, and development of services for connected mobility”.