Free Technology Academy

Free Technology Academy (FTA)

The Free Technology Academy (FTA) is a joint initiative from several educational institutes in various countries. It aims to contribute to a society that permits all users to study, participate and build upon existing knowledge without restrictions.

What does the FTA offer?

The Academy offers an online master level programme with course modules about Free Technologies. Learners can choose to enrol in an individual course or register for the whole programme. Tuition takes place online in the FTA virtual campus and is performed by teaching staff from the partner universities. Credits obtained in the FTA programme are recognised by these universities.

Who is behind the FTA?

The FTA was initiated in 2008 under the coordination of the Free Knowledge Institute and in partnership with three european universities: Open Universiteit Nederland (The Netherlands), Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Spain) and University of Agder (Norway). It is supported by the Life Long Learning Programme (LLP) of the European Commission.

For who is the FTA?

The Free Technology Academy is specially oriented to ICT professionals, educators, students and decision makers.

What about the licensing?

All learning materials used in and developed by the FTA are Open Educational Resources, published under copyleft free licenses that allow them to be freely used, modified and redistributed. Similarly the software used in the FTA virtual campus is Free Software and is built upon an Open Standards framework. In fact, the FTA adheres perfectly to the FKI's Founding Principles.

More Information

If you want to stay informed of the progress of the project, and want to receive the first call for registrations, subscribe yourself to the FTA-Announce Mailinglist. Low traffic, useful information. The FTA website: