Software Campus is a joint program of nine corporate and eight academic partners managed by EIT ICT Labs Germany, aiming to provide leadership skills and career opportunities to future ICT Leaders. It is funded by the German ministry of education and research and its corporate partners.
Application now open
From 1 - 19 April 2013 all Master’s and PhD students of computer science and related disciplines with excellent skills in their field and great interest in leadership roles in the industry or the foundation of an enterprise can apply for Software Campus. The PhD or Master’s thesis must be supervised by one of the partner universities of Software Campus. Previous academic achievements obtained at institutions not participating in Software Campus may be credited.
Outstanding career opportunities
Up to 100 young IT professionals are accepted to the programme every year, benefiting from outstanding career opportunities and Software Campus unique concept based on
- Leadership Training – Software Campus participants receive the best of the corporate partner's trainings and seminars with regards to social skills, methodological skills and leadership skills.
- Mentoring and Networking - High–level mentors from the corporate partners provide insights and guidance to the participants, who form an own network of future leaders.
- IT project – Participants enrich their regular education (Master thesis or PhD) by setting up and managing an IT-project with up to 100,000€ funding each from the German ministry of education and research.
'Develop personalities as well as management skills'
'The Software Campus offers us a chance to actively promote the future development of the ICT industry by providing the nation's top IT talent with high-level support. We give them the opportunity to develop not only their expertise, but also their personalities and their management skills. “ Professor Dieter Kempf, Chairman of the Executive Board, DATEV eG.