The Hasso Plattner Institute offers degree programs in “IT Systems Engineering” that are unique Germany-wide. It is a practical form of computer science study that places special emphasis on the conception and development of complex software systems. The education at Hasso Plattner Institute is tuition free.
Research in HPI’s topic areas is carried out in Potsdam and internationally at the Hasso Plattner Institute Research School. It is distinguished by its high scientific standard, practical approach and close cooperation with industry. The primary focus of HPI’s research is on highly complex IT systems.
The Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam is unique on the German university landscape. Besides offering a one-of-a- kind study program in IT Systems Engineering, it is the first privately financed university institute.
The Hasso Plattner Institute has educational programs for both high school students and working professionals. It operates its own IT learning platform - openHPI - which provides free online courses. The Youth Academy organizes computer science camps and events for high school students. Professionals can take advantage of educational opportunities in the field of Design Thinking at the HPI Academy.
Former students, researchers and teachers all belong to the HPI family. We foster our close contact and help each other to develop our mutual potential in the best way possible.
The HPI Alumni Service with various offers – from events to career assistance – is now available via the new career portal for students and alumni HPI Connect.
HPI Connect informs about relevant and exclusive events for alumni and offers many additional services around the topic of career. Former students can contact their former student colleagues through the platform and make new contacts. HPI Connect not only supports HPI alumni to stay updated about current developments in the institute. As an interface between students, graduates and companies, the platform aims to highlight career opportunities for HPI graduates. It seeks to involve the HPI alumni actively in the career mentoring of current HPI students.