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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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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.


Learn More About Design Thinking!

We are happy to announce our first Design Thinking online course: “Inspirations for Design: A Course on Human-Centered Research”!


Computer Science meets your Own Four Walls: Smart Home

After its great success last year, we have again decided to include a workshop Embedded Smart Home (in German) in this year's program 2017.


From Search Engines to Mainframes

We are delighted to announce our brand-new courses: "[How does a search engine work?][1]" and "[Mainframes][2]", which will start shortly (both courses are in German).



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