About 42 Vienna
Austria — located in the heart of Europe — not only offers beautiful landscapes and cultural diversity but is also an attractive business and innovation location. In its strategy for the future, the country focuses on strengthening excellence and effectiveness as an RTI location as well as on expanding knowledge, talents, and skills for this purpose. In this way, Austria offers perspectives and space for people with ideas for a positive future.
42 Vienna sees itself as part of this ecosystem. In October 2022, the international programming school opened its first campus in Vienna Döbling. This makes 42 Vienna one of 48 locations worldwide with currently 18,000 students. After Vienna, 42 plans to set up further locations in the provinces to train skilled workers where they are needed.
Founded in 2013, 42 is one of the most renowned IT training school at university level and relies on an innovative face-to-face and project-based peer-to-peer learning concept, without professors and without traditional learning methods. The school offers open access for everyone over the age of 18 and is free of charge for students, the operation is ensured by investors from the business world. This not only contributes to meeting the demand for IT specialists in companies, but also brings knowledge and competence to the region to be successful in technological competition.
At 42, there are no hidden application, registration or hardware fees before, during or at the end of the training course.
We refuse gender stereotypes and welcome atypical profiles and people looking to branch out from a former path, in retraining or from disadvantaged backgrounds.
No degree required
Selection for entry at 42 is a positioning test that is not based on an academic record, standard test scores or a degree.
No courses. No teachers. No classes.
In order to progress at 42, teamwork is required. You have to rely on the community to learn things that you then share with others.
A global network of excellence
After the core curriculum, you may continue your studies on one of the Network’s campuses to benefit from International experience.
No prior experience in coding required
The 42 training starts from scratch for every student. You can apply to 42 even if you have never coded in your life.
Three years more or less
We believe that laying the foundations of programming should happen in the pace and rhythm that matches with the students.
Not just a job: a career
The training at 42 will not only grant you a job, it will train you for the jobs of tomorrow. At 42, you learn to learn so you keep growing professionally.
A human formation
42 understands that each person is unique. The training supports exchange, rewards sharing, and advocates concern for others.
Meet the Team
Head of Finance & Infrastructure
Hans Jörg Otto
Head of Marketing & Communication
Head of Pedagogy
Technical Support & Quality Management