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.
The HPI Research School for "Service-Oriented Systems Engineering" is the HPI graduate school, founded in 2005. The branches of the graduate school are in Cape Town, Haifa and Nanjing.
The HPI Research School has dedicated itself to the field of “Service-Oriented Systems Engineering.” The focus is on the design and implementation of service-based architectures.
These architectures target various research problems from software engineering, system modeling and analysis, as well as the adaptability and integration of applications.
“Service-Oriented Systems Engineering” represents a synthesis of best practices in object orientation, component-based development, distributed computing, and business process management. It also targets the integration of business needs and IT. The topics of the HPI Research School thus have a unique potential not only in terms of academic research but also in industrial application.
The Supervisors of the Research School
The professors at Hasso Plattner Institute and their research groups are the pillars of support for the HPI Research School. With its interdisciplinary structure, the research school for "Service-Oriented Systems Engineering" connects the research groups of Hasso Plattner Institute and provides a close and fruitful interdisciplinary collaboration.
In daily life, just as in research, the right language skills are essential. HPI therefore offers its doctoral candidates the special service of free language training in English and German at the Potsdam campus This program offers participants a means of improving their fluency and practical knowledge of the target language.