Be curious,

Access our learnings online – anytime and anywhere.

be social,

Become part of a vibrant social learning community

be successful.

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Welcome to openHPI

Sign up now for openHPI, the educational Internet platform of the German Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam. You take part in our worldwide social learning network based on interactive online courses covering different subjects in Information and Communications Technology (ICT). Enter a fascinating world of knowledge with our free open online courses. Meet other participants from around the world and familiarize yourself with fundamental and current topics in ICT, computer science and IT systems engineering.

openHPI. open online education

It is difficult to imagine life without the Internet or our smartphones, which rarely leave our hands. Sometimes we wonder how all this technology actually works. You will find the answers here in our free online courses for everybody.

How does it work?

Watch the video to find out.


Digitale Allgemeinbildung: Hier leben unsere aktivsten Online-Lerner

The result: The majority of our 175,000 participants come from about 60 large cities all over Germany. But also in 15 German cities with less than 100,000 inhabitants, we noticed an important concentration of active online learners who use our courses on current issues in IT and innovation.


MOOCs machen Karriere: Einladung zum openHPI-Forum

am 19. September lädt das HPI führende MOOC- und E-Learning-Experten zu einem Erfahrungsaustausch nach Potsdam ein.


From Algorithms to Java and Design Thinking – openHPI September Courses

We hope you had a relaxing summer. We are getting ready for our fall program, which will begin in a month. openHPI will be offering three exciting courses: [Basics of Algorithms][1], [Java Capstone][2], and the second part of our [Design Thinking MOOC][3].


Compact Blockchain Online Course starts on July 2 – Join now!

We cordially invite you to our 2-week online workshop [“Blockchain – Hype or Innovation”]1, which starts on July 2.



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