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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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Big Data Analytics - Course starts on November 6

We are pleased to announce to you our new – and for this year the last – openHPI course, ["Big Data Analytics"][1], an introduction to data analysis.


Einladung zum openHPI Forum am 6./7. Dezember

am 6. und 7. Dezember 2017 findet das openHPI-Forum in Potsdam statt, Treffpunkt für alle, die sich zum Thema MOOCs und innovative Formen der digitalen Weiterbildung informieren und austauschen möchten.


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:



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