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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?

Watch the video to find out.


New courses on openHPI and

we are happy to announce some new courses that will start soon. Knowledge Engineering with Semantic Web Technologies, Spielend Programmieren Lernen (in German language) and Design for Non-Designers. There should be something interesting for everyone. Here you find a short description of the courses:


Thank you very much for your support!

today, we have got some interesting announcements for you.


Best Wishes for your Summer Holidays

all courses for the first half of this year are finished and summer holidays are approaching. So we would like to make use of the summer break to wish you all the best – and to have a look back and forward.


openHPI available as Android App

openHPI users who would like to mooc on the road with their tablets or smartphones can now [download][1] our openHPI Android app for free. An iOS app is currently under testing. Have fun accessing our virtual campus now anytime and anywhere.



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