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.
In our research, as in our teaching, we place great emphasis on scientific excellence, practice orientation and close cooperation with industry.
For example, we conduct commissioned basic and applied research for companies wishing to deploy large, highly complex and networked IT systems. HPI currently has nine - and will soon have ten - teams of scientists. They have an excellent work environment and are producing outstanding research results. Students also benefit from these results because all projects are integrated into the current teaching program. HPI is, of course, engaged in cooperation with other universities and research institutions, e.g. the renowned Stanford University in Palo Alto, USA.
There are the following Research Groups at Hasso Plattner Institute:
The “HPI Future SOC Lab” is a cooperation of the Hasso-Plattner-Institut (HPI) and industrial partners. Its mission is to enable and promote exchange and interaction between the research community and the industrial partners.