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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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From Web Technologies to Machine Learning

The course Web Technologies (in German language) started on Monday with more than 6,000 participants. We highly recommend this introduction to the World Wide Web to all of you who have not yet registered.


The World Wide Web - How does it work?

We hope that you had a good start in the New Year! We are working intensely on the new course Web Technologies (in German) which will start on February 6, 2017. We would like to sincerely invite you all!


Highlights of 2017

As another year draws to a close, we'd like to seize this opportunity to sum up the highlights of 2016.


Available now: Course Program 2017

What a nice advent surprise! The new openHPI course program is online now. In case you haven’t already seen it, here’s a short summary of what we are going to cover in 2017:



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