We are more than happy to welcome spring with an exciting online learning program that supports the idea of “university without borders”. In the 2019 Summer Semester, Off-University presents 6 free online courses from different fields in collaboration with Humboldt University of Berlin, Kassel University, LMU Munich, and Technical University Berlin:

  • + Feminist Political Philosophy

  • + Political Economy of the Global South in the Age of Financialisation

  • + Contemporary Turkish Literature

  • + Comparative Political History of Modern Middle East

  • + Urban Theory and the Right to the City

  • + Commons

Online courses are held by academics that have been purged from their institutions, forced to resign, and politically persecuted due to their opinion and research in Turkey.

In collaboration with partner universities, Off-University provides certificate of achievement with ECTS points for those who fulfill the course requirements. Participation in the online courses does not depend on formal academic degrees and is free of tuition. Off-University protects learners and does no collect data of participants.

Off-University hosts the online courses on a platform designed for less hierarchical and more democratic learning. Participants study themselves with the course materials provided on the platform beforehand, and join weekly online discussions with lecturers. A series of short videos recorded and reading materials assigned by the lecturers provide basis for discussion and critical inquiry to the course’s weekly topic for a vivid discussion held on live streamed weekly lectures. The duration of the weekly live streaming and course program varies for each free online course.    

Registration opens on March 12th, 2019.