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Together with adesso SE, one of the leading IT service providers in German-speaking countries, the XU Exponential University brings the latest market knowledge around coding and software engineering exactly where it belongs: on the curriculum.
We have thus created a unique cluster of know-how available to our future students but also professionals who want to take their future into their own hands.

adesso School of Coding and Software Engineering Concept

Two partners – one common goal: We want to place current market knowledge and insights about coding and software engineering in the classroom. In order to train our coders of tomorrow, adesso SE and XU Exponential University have joined forces and developed a practical bachelor’s degree programme in coding and software engineering.

The curriculum combines class room lectures with independent work projects and is enriched by the valuable practical knowledge adesso SE has gained over the last years working as one of the most important technological partners in Germany. Students can put their knowledge to practice early on as working students in this organization, recognized as Germany’s best employer with the “Great places to work” award.

The future lies in code

At the adesso School of Coding and Software Engineering you will be prepared for your future and become part of the XU community. You will gain access to latest market knowledge, learn to communicate in digital languages and you become the master of the future algorithms.

Scholarship opportunities

As a private higher educational institution XU Exponential University and adesso School of Coding and Software Engineering charge tuition fees. However, we believe that the future of young and bright people should not only depend upon financial resources. Therefore, XU Exponential University and adesso SE are offering a total of four talented students the opportunity to complete the Bachelor’s degree programme free of charge with a scholarship at the beginning of the 2020 winter semester. Apply now for the scholarships offered by adesso SE and the XU Exponential University!

SHE for IT

With the “She for IT” initiative, adesso is making a strong case for women in IT. to support and strengthen women in digital and tech positions. From 15 March to 15 July, future female students can apply for one of the two “She for IT” scholarships awarded by adesso.

Step [email protected] Stipendium

The XU Exponential University offers two additional scholarships. If you are interested in the Bachelor’s programme Coding and Software Engineering at the adesso School of Coding and Software Engineering, you can apply for one of the two Step Forward scholarships from 15 March 2020 to 15 July 2020.

The adesso SE

Partner and name-giver of the School is adesso SE, one of the leading IT service providers in Germany, which enables the XU Exponential University to provide you with theoretical knowledge combined with a practical, hands-on approach during your studies.

In addition to their studies, students can get to know adesso SE and thus a company, which has been rewarded as Germany’s best employer with the “Great Place to Work” award, from the inside as working students or during their bachelor thesis.

Learning as working students

Students who would like to gain further practical experience in addition to their studies can apply for a position as a working student at adesso SE. In this role you will work on internal projects as well as directly with clients and thus get to know new technologies like NodeJS or Angular. While being part of different teams, working with methodologies like Scrum and Kanban will be natural for you.

From zero to 100 and beyond? Programs for all entry and experience levels.

At the adesso School of Coding and Software Engineering both students and beginners* can take their professional future to the next level.


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Our Team

Anja Sambeth

Team leader university marketing and applicant management at adesso SE

Christoph Hecht

Site manager adesso Potsdam and lecturer at the XU Exponential University

Igor Rivchin

Software developer and former student assistant at adesso SE

What our students say about XU

“The study program is very future-oriented. This particularly appealed to me because I want to study the things of tomorrow and not those of yesterday”.


“In the future, it will no longer depend on what title you have, but on what skills you have.”


Study at a unique campus

The XU Campus in Potsdam near Berlin, which received the “Best Campus” award (recognized by “Best in Class 2020”), is our central hub. Besides lectures and workshops, we organize hackathons and guest lectures with the most interesting people from the digital and tech scene.