On Friday, 18 November 2022, the Australian Studies Online Project was officially launched at the University of Cologne. Australian Studies Online is a collaborative project funded by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North-Rhine Westphalia that seeks to establish an inter-and transdisciplinary master’s programme within the humanities. In collaboration with the Universities of Aachen, Duisburg-Essen, Düsseldorf and Münster, we at the University of Cologne are currently developing, implementing, and evaluating innovative digital teaching formats and materials. The online Australian Studies master’s programme, which will be offered starting in summer term 2024, addresses historical developments, contemporary challenges, and future visions in the context of Australia. We kindly that everyone who helped us to make this event possible and all guests who joined us on this special day.