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Teleteaching Cooperation Germany - China


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This project is a cooperative E-learning/Tele-teaching project between the "Hasso-Plattner-Institut für Softwaresystemtechnik (HPI) of University of Potsdam and College of Computer Science and Technology of the Beijing University of Technology. The teaching cooperation between Potsdam and Beijing was led by Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel and formally launched on 26th September 2005.  The first day's lecture of the Internet-Bridge Potsdam-Beijing is "Internet Security" given by Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel at HPI, Potsdam. This lecture has proved to be a great success start of this project. Supported by  a sophisticated Tele-teaching/e-learning technique, nearly fifty Chinese IT students in Beijing have been able to synchronously  joined the lecture with German students over the Internet.  


  • 30.03.2016: The oral exam of the tele-lecture "Internet Security: weakness and Targets" for WS2015/16 has been successfully carried out in the College of Computer Science at BJUT.
  • 06.12.2015: The tele-lecture "Internet Security: Weakness and Targets" for WS2015/16 starts today. It is the 14th time of this tele-lecture.
  • 01.11.2015: A new tele-TASK portal called as tele-Media has now been successfully set up and is now available on the BJUT campus network. The tele-lecture for the new semester will be running on this new platform.
  • 25.03.2015: The oral exam of the tele-lecture "Internet Security: weakness and Targets" for WS2014/15 has been successfully carried out in the College of Computer Science at BJUT.
  • 18.12.2014: The tele-lecture "Internet Security: Weakness and Targets" for WS2014/15 starts today. It is the 13th time of this tele-lecture.
  • 18.02.2014: The Chinese MOOC Platfor openHPI.cn is now being unveiled.  
  • 28.10.2013: The tele-lecture "Internet Security: Weakness and Targets" switched again to the winter semester. See here for more information of the lecture in WS2013/14. It is the 12th time of this tele-lecture.
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"Internet Security - Weaknesses and Targets" is based on "Internet- & WWW-Technologies" and gives a detailed introduction on problems concerning Internet and Intranet security. After starting with some remarks on risk analysis and computer crimes, security weaknesses and targets are discussed in detail. Beside others the following topics are discussed in detail: human factor and technical failures, attacks on accounts and passwords, attacks on Internet protocol, misuse of design and programming errors, weaknesses in common operating systems, targets in the WWW, and viruses. The lecture course concludes with a discussion about the possibilities to detect attacks and intrusions and also describes ethical issuses.

Winter Semester 2014/15 | Detailed View
Internet Security: Weaknesses and Targets
(Course for Beijing University of Technology)


This tele-lecture started from the winter semester 2002. Now it is the 13th time transmission. Hundreds of master students at CS-School of BJUT have successfully participated in our lecture. More information can be found here.


  • JUNGE.Karriere: Teleteaching aus Potsdam Lernen für Olympia 01.11.2007
    (...)Warum sich die Zahl seiner Studenten in China mit einem Schlag auf 100 verdreifachte, erfuhr Christoph Meinel erst nach un nach:"Wer in Peking meine Vorlesung hört, hofft darauf, beim olympischen Vorbereitungskomitee für IT-Sicherheit mitzuarbeiten", (...)
    (...)Vor fünf Jahren ging die Internet-Brücke an den start.(...)
  • WELT ONLINE: IT und Wirtschaft Hand in Hand 30.09.2007
    (...)Für das Jahr 2007 kündigt HPI-Direktor Christoph Meinel eine stärkere Zusammenarbeit mit China an (...)
    (...)Vor fünf Jahren nahmen Informatikstudenten in China erstmals an english gehaltenen Internet-Vorlesungen aus Deutschland teil(...)
  • Auswärtiges Amt - China: Partner für eine vorausschauende Außenpolitik 19.09.2007
    (...)Ein weiteres Jubiäum: Vor genau fünf Jahren nahmen erstmals chinesische Informatikstudenten an Online-Vorlesungen teil, die im Rahmen der "Internet Brücke" von Deutschland aus gesendet werden.(...)
    (...)Das Projekt "Internet-Brücke" (internet bridge) ist ein kooperatives E-learning/Tele-teaching Projekt zwischen dem HPI der Universität Potsdam und dem College of Computer Science and Technology der Beijing University of Technology.(...)
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Our Team


Internet-Bridge Potsdam-Beijing is the extension of the former cooperation project, Internet Bridge Trier-Beijing, between University of Trier and Beijing University of Technology from October 2002. The Internet-Bridge Potsdam-Beijing will be a regular and long term collaborative activity in the computer science education fields  between Germany and China. Also, in the framework of the Internet-Bridge Potsdam-Beijing,  two groups of Chinese students have been studied at HPI for a doctoral degree since October 2001. 

On 8-19.09.2007, we celebrated at HPI the five years' anniversary of our project: More information on the offcial celebration

The technique used for recording the lectures and transmitting them over the Internet is the tele-TASK technology  which was developed at HPI. The lecture courses will end with an oral examination at HPI for German students at HPI and for Chinese students in Beijing. 

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