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In January 2021, Nice will host the third school in France in the 42 network.

The advantages of Nice (tramway at the foot of the Nice Premium building and the future of the Nice Meridia district) convinced the project's promoters.

Nice will host the third school in France (after Paris and Lyon) in the Ecole 42 network.

Ecole 42 is the first IT training course entirely free of charge, open to all without any diploma condition and accessible from the age of 18 and with no age limit.

Its pedagogy is based on peer-to-peer learning: a participative operation, without classes, without teachers, which allows students to unleash all their creativity through project-based learning. 42 was founded at the initiative of Xavier Niel in 2013 at a time when the digital industry in France was experiencing a major shortage of IT developers.

The entrepreneur is known to be the founder and main shareholder of Iliad, the company of the mobile phone operator Free. This self-taught billionaire is also an investor in many activities, particularly in the digital sector, including the development of training and entrepreneurship. Recently, he became the owner of the Nice-Matin press group.

The "42 Network", which has already established itself in Fremont (Silicon Valley), has recently launched itself internationally with 29 campuses in 2020 in Belgium, Morocco, Finland, Netherlands, Russia, Brazil, Armenia, Japan, Spain, Canada, Italy, Portugal, Thailand, Germany, Jordan, Malaysia, Australia, Abu Dhabi.

2020 Ranking of the best IT schools in France: 42 take 1st place!

Artificial intelligence programming, algorithmic dexterity or problem solving... Based on the results obtained by the 10 best students from 144 French schools, the computer programming challenge platform CodinGame has unveiled its annual ranking of the schools training the best developers*. In second place in the 2019 edition, 42 schools took first place on the podium this year.

In 2017, the training had already distinguished itself by arriving 1st in the ranking of the best code schools in the world.


Article published on 02 June 2020