Hasso-Plattner-Institut20 Jahre HPI
Hasso-Plattner-Institut20 Jahre HPI

HPI Research School: Ph.D. and Postdoc Scholarships

The Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering (HPI) in Potsdam is Germany’s university excellence center in Computer Science. Annually, the Institute’s Research School offers 

10 Ph.D. and Postdoc Scholarships

The HPI Research School focuses on the foundation and application of large-scale, highly complex and interconnected IT systems. With its interdisciplinary and international structure, the Research School interconnects the HPI research groups as well as its international branches at Cape Town University, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology and Nanjing University. The HPI Future SOC Lab, a state-of-the-art computer center, enriches the academic work at the HPI Research School.

Research Topics

The HPI professors and their research groups ensure high quality research and will supervise Ph.D. students in the following topic areas:

  • Enterprise Platform and Integration Concepts, Prof. Dr. h.c. Hasso Plattner
  • Internet Technologies and Systems, Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel
  • Human Computer Interaction, Prof. Dr. Patrick Baudisch
  • Digital Health - Personalized Medicine, Prof. Dr. Erwin Böttinger
  • Digital Health - Connected Healthcare, Prof. Bert Arnich
  • Digital Health - Machine Learning, Prof. Christoph Lippert 
  • Computer Graphics Systems, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Döllner
  • Algorithm Engineering, Prof. Dr. Tobias Friedrich
  • System Engineering and Modeling, Prof. Dr. Holger Giese
  • Software Architecture, Prof. Dr. Robert Hirschfeld
  • Information Systems, Prof. Dr. Felix Naumann
  • Data Engineering Systems, Prof. Dr. Tilmann Rabl
  • Operating Systems and Middleware, Prof. Dr. Andreas Polze
  • Business Process Technology, Prof. Dr. Mathias Weske


If you have prior experience in any of these areas, you are invited to submit a full application with the following documents:

  • curriculum vitae and copies of certificates/transcripts
  • brief research proposal
  • work samples/copies of relevant scientific work (e.g. master‘s thesis)
  • a letter of recommendation

Applications must be submitted by August 15th of the respective year.

Positions are usually available at the beginning of October. Please send your applications to: research-school-application(at)hpi.de.