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Germany’s Leuphana Launches Online-University

October 23, 2012

LÃœNEBURG, Germany, October 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

The Leuphana University is entering the online tertiary education sector.
Participation in its new “Digital School” is open to people from all over the world free
of charge and with unrestricted admission. Leuphana is the first German University to
offer a digital range via its own facility. A special feature is the awarding of
University creditpoints. Depending on their home university, these credits may be
applicable to degree programs worldwide.

In the first Leuphana-Online-University course “ThinkTank Cities” participants design
models for future living in urban centers under the direction of renowned architect Daniel
Libeskind. The three-month course starts on January 09, 2013.

Internationally distinguished scientists from the Columbia University New York, the
Arizona State University, the London School of Economics, the Hebrew University of
Jerusalem, the ETH Zurich, the Collegium Helvetica and the University of Zurich, the Sun
Yat-Sen University Guangzhou and the City University Hong Kong, as well as leading experts
from politics, media and economy will be advising the participants.

The education platform used by Leuphana for its Digital School is called Candena
Scholar and was developed by Candena, a Digital Media start-up of the Lueneburg EU
Innovation Incubator.

Project partner is the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. The course is supported by the
ERP-systems designer Datenlotsen, Tipp24 SE, and the business and career network Xing.

For architect Daniel Libeskind the project is “a chance to develop a vision for our
living together in the 21st century using the intelligence of thousands of
multi-disciplinary teams”. Libeskind has developed numerous innovative concepts around the
world.

Leuphana’s unique study model, the first of its kind in Germany, has received numerous
awards.

For more information and registration details click here:

http://www.leuphana.de/digital-school

        Contact
        Henning Zuehlsdorff, PR Officer
        Fon +49-4131-677-1007
        email: henning.zuehlsdorff@leuphana.de

SOURCE Leuphana University Lueneburg


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