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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?

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Protect your Privacy in Social Media – Course Start on October 23

In two weeks, the completely reworked new edition of the 2-week workshop [“Social Media - What No One has Told you about Privacy“]1 will start on openHPI.


September dedicated to Algorithms and In-Memory Data Management

We are happy to announce to you two courses, starting on September 18, 2017:


Design Thinking Course Start & 400,000 Enrollments

We are very pleased to announce that we have reached a new enrollment record on openHPI. Ulrike Gärtner is the 400,000th person to enroll in an openHPI course!


5 Years openHPI: Show us your Favorite Learning Place!

openHPI is celebrating its 5th anniversary in September with an exciting competition! Take part in our creative contest and - with a little bit of luck - win a trip to Potsdam.



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