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Be curious,

Access our learnings online – anytime and anywhere.

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be social,

Become part of a vibrant social learning community

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be successful.

Receive a record of achievement on course completion.

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.


Try our new "course completed" function

It is now possible to mark the courses in your personal course “dashboard” as “completed.” You may ask yourself, what’s the advantage of this new feature?


Try the new Second Screen Beta for Android!

Please tell us in a short [survey][2], how your experience was. This helps us with our research and ongoing improvement of the platform and the apps.


ECTS credits for openHPI courses

Earning ECTS credits for openHPI courses? It’s possible starting in September!


So einfach geht's zur eigenen Homepage

Am 6. Juli hat der nächste openHPI-Juniorkurs Premiere. Bachelorstudentin Lisa Ihde erklärt in dem 2-wöchigen kostenlosen Kurs "Wie designe ich meine eigene Homepage", wie du zu deiner eigenen Homepage gelangst.



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