Germany's Leuphana Launches Online-University

LÜNEBURG, GERMANY, Oct. 23, 2012 /CNW/ - 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 
UniversityHong 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 
Lüneburg 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: 
Henning Zühlsdorff, PR Officer Fon +49-4131-677-1007 
SOURCE: Leuphana University Lueneburg 
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