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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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Digitale Allgemeinbildung: Hier leben unsere aktivsten Online-Lerner

In die Analyse der regionalen Verteilung in Deutschland bezogen wir nicht bloß die absolute Zahl der einzelnen openHPI-Nutzer pro Ort ein, sondern setzten diesen Wert noch ins Verhältnis zur gesamten Einwohnerschaft. So ermittelten wir zum Beispiel, dass die Lerner-Dichte, also die Zahl der einzelnen openHPI-Lerner pro 1.000 Einwohner, in den untersuchten deutschen Großstädten zwischen 6,4 (Heidelberg) und 1,3 (Duisburg) schwankt.


From Algorithms to Java and Design Thinking – openHPI September Courses

We hope you had a relaxing summer. We are getting ready for our fall program, which will begin in a month. openHPI will be offering three exciting courses: [Basics of Algorithms][1], [Java Capstone][2], and the second part of our [Design Thinking MOOC][3].


Compact Blockchain Online Course starts on July 2 – Join now!

We cordially invite you to our 2-week online workshop [“Blockchain – Hype or Innovation”]1, which starts on July 2.


Workshop on IPv6 starts on June 11

The Internet of Things compels us to think about new data communication regulations. In the 2-week online course “[IPv6 in Modern Networks][1]” (in German), which begins on June 11, network expert Wilhelm Boeddinghaus will explain to us the Internet protocol which is the new standard for data exchange in the network of networks.



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