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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.

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Cybersec Exam and Course on Computational Learning

Cybersecurity Basics exam from 5 October

The Cybersecurity Exam (in German) has become an integral part of the openHPI program. From October 5 to November 2, interested parties will again have the...

Coming soon: Online Course "Digital Health für Einsteiger" (in German)

On September 22nd we will start our basic course on Digital Health (in German), to which we would like to invite you.

Here's what it's all about
In the two-week course, participants receive a curr...

Most active openHPI learners live in southern Germany

In 25 major German cities, the learning activities of users of open online courses on digitisation topics have more than doubled compared to 2018. This is the result of a study by the Hasso Plattne...

Artificial Intelligence for Beginners starts on September 8

On September 1st, the new Internetworking course started on openHPI (in English). Under the title "A Half Century of Internet: How it works today", Prof. Christoph Meinel gives an overview of the d...

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