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
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
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
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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