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.
Hasso Plattner Institute holds an unique position on the landscape of German universities. Research and teaching are concentrated in the area of IT systems engineering. The highly ranked Bachelor, Master and PhD degree programs have a high practical and innovation orientation. Design Thinking spans a bridge between Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam and Hasso Plattner Institute of Design in Stanford.
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.