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Education reimagined.

For the digital transformers of tomorrow.

Invest in the future of education.

Education reimagined.

Reshaping lives worldwide through digital knowledge.

Invest in the future of education.

Education reimagined.

Lifelong learning in a digital space where you belong.

Invest in the future of education.

WHY GERMAN UDS

The education framework of the future

Imagine a university experience that goes beyond the professors and peer community of a traditional college. Imagine flexibility, convenience and being able to learn from anywhere, as part of a global community. This is what German UDS is all about.

OUR MISSION

Global education for all, in a fully virtual university

German UDS is next-generation learning without borders. We’re a global community of thought leaders and academic innovators, changing the face of digital education and strengthening bonds with businesses in all sectors. We offer lifelong learning in the digital age, through world-class degrees in scalable and globally available formats.

OUR STRENGTH

We connect future digital thinkers to the best companies through disruptive learning

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A new gateway to the future of digital

Our partners and investors have a unique opportunity to shape tomorrow’s leaders and visionaries. Let’s transform the digital landscape, with a challenge-based learning approach that redefines global, interdisciplinary research.

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Transforming higher education

At German UDS we're rewriting the rules of learning. We integrate cutting-edge technology with practical skills and a dynamic, digital-first outlook.

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Sustainability through remote learning

Reduce your carbon footprint through remote learning, and embrace inclusivity. German UDS is also a digital stepping stone to students of all means worldwide. We’re reducing financial barriers to a world-renowned German qualification.

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Invest in future thinkers

Your support creates tomorrow's innovators. Believe in a diverse community dedicated to progressive change in the digital industry. We’re evolving an education system that helps people navigate this new world and become tomorrow’s digital thought leaders.

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GET INVOLVED

Be part of the higher education (r)evolution

Invest with us and play a pivotal role in shaping the next generation of digital pioneers.

Become a partner

OUR LEADERS

Growing team, global strategy

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Prof. Dr. Mike Friedrichsen
Founder

Mike Friedrichsen is a pioneer in the age of digitalization and already founded companies with a focus on Internet & e-commerce in the early nineties. Prof. Dr. Mike Friedrichsen has been a full professor at various state universities for over 25 years. He is currently Professor of Business Informatics and Digital Media (focus on Digital Economy & Innovation) at the HdM Stuttgart and Founder and Founding President of the German University of Digital Science. In addition to his academic activities, he has always been active as an entrepreneur, including founding various startup companies. Likewise, he is active in the non-profit sector and volunteering. He also founded the German Digital Science Foundation, which aims to specifically support innovative digital education projects. In addition, he regularly holds various guest lectureships and teaching positions at international universities worldwide. Prof. Dr. Friedrichsen is the author of numerous books and professional articles (national and international) and gives keynotes and lectures at all relevant congresses and conferences as well as at corporate events.

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Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel
Founder

Christoph Meinel is one of the two founders of the fully digital German University of Digital Science. From 2004 to 2023, he was executive director and CEO of the Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering (HPI) at the University of Potsdam. He is an emeritus full professor (C4) of computer science at the University of Potsdam and holds a chair in Internet Technologies and Systems at HPI. From 2017 to 2021, he was the founding dean of the Digital Engineering Faculty at the University of Potsdam. He is a member of the Academy of Science and Engineering acatech, Member of the Board of Governors of the Technion and Chairman of the MINT Initiative “MINT Zukunft schaffen“. From 2007 to 23 he was program director of the HPI-Stanford Design Thinking Program. Christoph Meinel is the author or co-author of numerous books, anthologies, studies and scientific publications in numerous scientific conferences and journals. In the course of his longstanding research activity in the field of Digital Science and Engineering, Christoph Meinel has achieved significant results and published in the areas of: Complexity Theory – Internet and Web Technology – Cybersecurity – Artificial Intelligence and Digital Education. With his teams, Christoph Meinel has developed numerous large IT systems in the area of digital education. These include first and foremost the first European MOOC platform openHPI.de and the learning management system ScalEd.

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION COURSES

Our programs

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B.Sc. Digital World
digital leadership
M.Sc. Digital Leadership
M.Sc. Applied AI
M.Sc. Applied AI
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MBA Digital Transformation
Open MOOCs (or similar)
Open MOOCs (or similar)
Certificates and Micro Degrees

YOUR GERMAN UDS

Student life at your fingertips

Enter your personal German UDS learning portal. Dive into your courses, engage with fellow learners and faculty, and harness the full range of university tools at your fingertips.

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Be part of the movement

Join us and play a part in the future of learning

OUR STORY

Learning with no boundaries

Founded by Professors Mike Friedrichsen and Christoph Meinel in Potsdam, Germany, the German University of Digital Science is a beacon of innovation.

Our non-profit digital university is the first of its kind in Europe. We are democratising education and shaping a digital world that upholds freedom, equality and excellence in learning.

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INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIVITY

D4B project redefines industry and academia

German UDS is a founding consortium partner in Digital4Business, a new European online master’s programme that bridges the gap between academia and industry. The €19.9m EU-funded project includes 15 international partners with a united goal — accelerating digital transformation all over Europe.

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Our strategy plan

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