The HPI is a big family. Besides 14 professors and over 200 senior researchers, senior researcher, lecturers and staff, HPI has around 550 students. On our 20th birthday, we are giving some of them a chance to speak on our 20th anniversary.
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".