42 opens up to the world and launches its international network
Six years after its creation in Paris, three years after the opening of a second campus in Fremont, in the heart of Silicon Valley, and two years after the opening of 42 Lyon (formerly 101), 42 continues to pursue its founding vision: to make the digital arena an opportunity for everyone, everywhere. Decidedly open to the world, with partners in Belgium (19), Morocco (1337 Juribga and Ben Guerir), Finland (Hive), Netherlands (Codam) and Russia (School 21), the pioneering school reaches a new milestone in its history today with the launch of the 42 Network: the first international training network of excellence for professions in the IT field, accessible to all, free of charge. A global network that will bring together 20 partner campuses between now and 2020.
Created in 2013 on the initiative of Xavier Niel, a successful French serial entrepreneur, today 42 is an international benchmark for students and companies. During these 6 years, the best school of computer programming in the world* has trained thousands of professionals, to help address the shortage of talent in the digital world, while also responding to economic and technological changes, thanks to the quality of their training which is unanimously acknowledged. Totally free, open to all talent, regardless of qualifications, origin or gender and now with no age limit, 42 also positions itself as an innovative social laboratory committed to building the society of tomorrow, a more inclusive, benevolent and supportive society. At the crossroads between the digital environment, diversity and the problems of employment and inclusion, it shares its innovative pedagogical vision (peer learning), its know-how and its values (free of charge, accessibility, secularism, etc.) to create a true centre of global innovation.
The same quality of training is guaranteed throughout the network. International student mobility is promoted in a multicultural environment. Supported by 42 Paris and structured around a common charter of shared practices and values, all partner campuses use the same selection process (commonly known as the “Piscine”) and a common core or foundation of fundamental skills and knowledge to train good developers. The establishment of a common reference system to standardise the key skills of all students guarantees, regardless of the campus, the level and quality of their acquired knowledge. Subsequently, the students who are more advanced in the curriculum progress towards increasingly ambitious projects, in line with the environment, habits, culture and ecosystem of each campus.
Given that in a globalised and almost borderless digital environment, gaining international experience has become indispensable, 42 encourages the mobility of its students, who, once they have acquired the fundamental knowledge, can apply for a place in any school in the network, while continuing to benefit from the same pedagogy. A cultural and international openness that is also reflected in the implementation of intercampus projects (involving three campuses in various countries) that allow them to share experiences that until now have taken place specifically in the professional world (collaboration with partners with multiple work cultures and in different time zones).
*2017 ranking of the best code schools established by the recreational computer programming platform CodinGame
CODAM - Amsterdam
The aim of our programming school for the younger generation is to make education accessible to everyone in the Netherlands, free of charge, without qualifications or technical knowledge, without teachers and in a peer learning environment.
We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to develop their talent to the fullest!
Kattenburgerstraat 7 (building 039),
1018 JA, Amsterdam
42 - Lyon
101, converted into Campus 42 Lyon Auvergne Rhône Alpes, was established in 2017 in the heart of France’s second economic zone, within the Région du Numérique Campus.
Thanks to the initiative of the President of the Regional Council, the competitiveness clusters and resource centres dedicated to technology and its uses, they were able to seize the opportunity to found the 101 organisation, the objective of which is the implementation of the 42 pedagogy as an alternative and efficient method.
The now 42 Lyon campus Auvergne Rhône Alpes welcomes between 120 and 150 new students each year, with the aim of reaching a target of 360 new students per year from 2019.
With the support of its founders’ networks, ENE, Minalogic, Digital League and of its sponsors, the Campus has many interactions with local ecosystems.
Campus Région du Numérique
11, passage Panama
HIVE - Finland
Hive Helsinki is a new model programming school that prepares you to launch your career into the future through project-based collaborative learning.
No previous programming experience is required.
Tuition is free!
Programming is a sector with high demand and infinite possibilities.
Our 3-year higher education programme is designed to unlock your potential, whether you are aiming to work in high-tech companies, solve the world’s biggest problems or create your own products and services.
19 - Belgium
The school offers the best infrastructure in a unique and modern location, the Bogaerts International School campus in the Domaine de Latour de Freins (Brussels – Uccle, Engeland).
The campus covers more than 6,600 m² within a 9-hectare wooded park, which offers the best conditions for students.School 19 meets the same quality standards as school 42.
The courses are exactly the same as those taught in the other 42 schools and franchises around the world.
Everything is controlled from the central “weir”.
With regard to the design of the building, special attention is paid to the comfort of the students.
Domaine de Latour de Freins
Rue Engeland 555,
1337 - Morocco
1337 consists of two campuses located in Morocco. The first was successfully established in Juribga and has welcomed over 300 students since October 2018.
The second campus was opened in Ben Guerir in April 2019.
1337 is an innovative centre on a national and African level that offers opportunities for young Moroccans and sub-Saharans to evolve in an inspiring environment in the world of video games, street art and programming, leaving space for creativity and peer learning.
1337 BEN GUERIR:
Lot 660, Hay Moulay Rachid,
43150, Ben Guerir, Morocco
Mail central, Batiment B,
25 000 Juribga, Morocco
42 - Madrid
Developed by the Telefónica Foundation
42 Madrid Telefónica Foundation is located in the heart of the Telefónica district in Madrid, a place where innovation is in the air and where technology and everything digital is part of everyday life. The campus occupies 5000 m2 and is located on the first and second floors of the Norte 3 building, where, in addition to 300 computers and a capacity for 900 students, it also has an agora for hosting and celebrating events 365 days a year, areas for collaborative work and areas for leisure, rest and a room for e-sport. 42 Madrid opens its doors to the Spanish business world, to the rest of the campus, to the students of the 42 network and, in general, to anyone who wants to get infected with the 42 spirit.
Edificio Norte 3,
Ronda de la Comunicación 2,
28050 Madrid, Distrito Telefónica.
42 - Urduliz
Developed by the Fundación Telefónica in collaboration with the Provincial Council of Biscay
42 Urduliz, in Biscay, is much more than a programming school. It is an academy with values, attitude and that teaches “hard and soft skills”. A 2,400 m² campus that occupies five floors, from the seventh to the first in the Torre de Urduliz in Biscay. It has places for 600 students and offers free, in-person training for the most in-demand digital roles and is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a week.
Torre de Urduliz
Aita Gotzon 37
48610 Urduliz, Bizkaia.
School 21 - Russia
School 21 was undoubtedly Russia’s most brilliant educational launch in 2018, bringing the best practices from around the world to this country. With substantial support from the large Russian bank, Sberbank, which is rapidly transforming itself into a technology company, School 21 offers a brilliant opportunity for training in the most sought-after IT areas.
At the moment it is only in Moscow, but there are plans to open new campuses in Kazan and Novosibirsk.
School 21 is home to 500 start-ups, the main emerging technology companies in Russia.
42 - Tokyo
42 Tokyo is striving to differentiate itself from traditional education, which focuses largely on academic success.
Therefore, our mission is to provide fair opportunities for students, regardless of their background, to help them reach their maximum potential.
Sumitomo Fudosan Roppongi Grand Tower
42 - Rio
Rio can solve its social challenges through innovation and technology. There is no better way for society to enter the world of technology than through 42 Rio.
We now have the opportunity to build it in this place, in this wonderful city and in this neighbourhood, taking advantage of the synergy with an open innovation centre, the development of start-ups and the drive of the business environment. All in the same building.
AQWA Corporate – Via Binário do Porto,
299 – 4º andar – Santo Cristo.
CEP 20220-360 – Rio de Janeiro, RJ
42 - Seúl
42 Seoul is the first educational project run by the Innovation Academy.
The Innovation Academy is a non-profit organization established by the Ministry of Science and ICT and the Seoul Metropolitan Government to foster software talent.
Starting with 42 Seoul, Innovation Academy will provide the opportunities and environment to become software developers.
42 Seoul is located in Seoul Digital Innovation Park. Starting with the Piscine in January 2020, approximately 500 students will be selected each year.
416 Gaeporo Kangnamgu Seoul
42 - São Paulo
42 São Paulo answers the questions on how to programme the changes in your life, your environment and your city. It is about changing the code of the world.
RUA ASPICUELTA 422, Vila Madalena
São Paulo SP Brazil
42 - Ereván
42 Ereván is an initiative of the TUMO Centre for Creative Technologies. It will be part of the new “EU TUMO Convergence Centre” site, which is Yerevan’s most ambitious ecosystem for engineering and applied sciences, bringing together academia and industry and connecting local students, researchers and entrepreneurs with their counterparts around the world.
42 - Jakarta
The first 42 Jakarta campus will open with 150 students at the end of 2019 and will be located in the heart of Indonesia’s capital.
A second campus with accommodation is planned to be set up near Jakarta in 2020.
Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelago, with 17,500 islands and a population of over 265 million, half of them under 30 years old.
The Indonesian digital environment is booming and 42 Jakarta is proud to be playing a crucial role in increasing the skills of the country’s talent in order to accelerate the growth of the digital market.
Jalan Sudirman Kav 5-6
42 - Angoulême
The Department of Charente, in partnership with the Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine and the Communauté d’Agglomération de Grand Angoulême, is in charge of the project to create 42 Angoulême. At the Image Campus, on the banks of the Charente River, a building of almost 1,300 m2 will be completely renovated and dedicated to the site of 42 Angoulême.
The aim of the Charente Department and its partners is to welcome, from the third year of operation, 400 students in 42 Angoulême, a training organisation with a unique and innovative pedagogy
49_51 boulevard Bessons – Bey – 16 000 Angoulême
42 - Quebec
42 – Quebec is the place where the digital transformation is taking place. People start revolutions, not technology, and we want to make sure that the next generation of software engineers learn in the best possible way.
42 Quebec, driven by Québec Numérique, is the only Canadian partner institution to be part of the 42 Network.
Importing the great values and philosophy of 42 to this land, the 42 Quebec institution will be launched in the spring of 2020 in the district of St-Roch, Quebec’s technological and cultural district, and will welcome 200 students for its first course.
Quebec City is noted for its know-how, its creativity and its experience in technology.
42 - Heilbronn
42 Heilbronn will become part of the “Heilbronn Education Campus”, which currently educates over 8,000 students through 7 modern educational institutions. 42 Heilbronn will welcome more than 600 students in a renovated historic machinery manufacturing plant, and will open doors in the first quarter of 2021.
Heilbronn is a city near Stuttgart in the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, one of the states with the highest investment in digital research and economic activity.
Weipertstraße 8-10, 74076 Heilbronn, Germany