Hasso-Plattner-InstitutSDG am HPI
Hasso-Plattner-InstitutSDG am HPI

Unfortunately we don't have a timeline in English. The most important facts about HPI's history can be found below. 



  • Institute founder Hasso Plattner appoints Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel as the new Scientific Director and announces plans for a large-scale extension of the Institute in Potsdam and Palo Alto as well as cooperation with Stanford University.


  • October: founding of the HPI Research School
  • July: founding of the venture capital fund Hasso Plattner Ventures in close vicinity of HPI
  • In May, the first Master's degrees are awarded.


  • December: the federal government’s first National IT Summit is held at HPI
  • Creation of two new research groups: Software Architectures, and Information Systems
  • HPI lists 200 Bachelor and 50 Master degrees
  • HPI is "selected location" of the innovation campaign "Germany - land of ideas"
  • #4 at the CHE-Ranking


  • Start of HPI School of Design Thinking
  • 300th Bachelor's and 100th Master's degree
  • for the second time HPI is "selected location" in the innovation campaign "Germany - Land of Ideas"


  • November: launch of a cooperation with Stanford University in the field of innovation research
  • Creation of two new research groups: System Analysis and Modeling, and Human-Computer Interaction
  • HPI is being awarded "Selected Location" the third time by the initiative "Germany - Land of Ideas".