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

Unfortunately we don't have a timeline in English. The most important facts about the history of HPI are translated below. 



  • 10-year anniversary celebration with two scientific conferences
  • As of the HPI’s 10-year anniversary, the institute lists 460 Bachelor and 190 Master degrees, 26 PhDs and one PostDoc
  • April: launch of the first international branch of the HPI Research School  at University of Cape Town in South Africa
  • amongst three other universities the HPI is #1 at the CHE-Ranking
  • In February Prof. Hasso Plattner places the foundation stone for the new HPI extension building


  • November: German Federal President Christian Wulff stops over at the HPI on his inaugural visit to the city of Potsdam
  • July: opening of the new main building
  • First business plan contest exclusively for HPI students
  • June: opening of the HPI‘s top-level research lab, "Future SOC Lab"
  • April: launch of the second branch of the HPI Research School at Technion in Haifa (Israel)
  • The HPI School of Design Thinking triples its student capacity to 120 students per term in 2010
  • HPI ranks first in the CHE (Centre for Higher Education Development) list of computer science programs


  • Excellent Bachelor graduates in computer science can apply for a new Master's program which is designed to lead up to a Ph.D. degree
  • At CeBIT Prof. Hasso Plattner and his HPI deputy chair, Dr. Alexander Zeier launched their new book: It discusses the In-memory Technology which is a result of the combined high-tech research of HPI and SAP


  • HPI again achieves top results in two CHE computer science rankings in May and December. HPI’s computer science degree program is chosen among the best at German universities
  • October: launch of the free online learning platform “openHPI” (www.openHPI.de)
  • September: festivities in celebration of five years of the HPI School of Design Thinking at the d.confestival
  • 2nd Business Plan Competition for HPI students


  • In cooperation with the Brandenburg Institute for Society and Security (Brandenburg Institut für Gesellschaft und Sicherheit -  BIGS), HPI organizes the Potsdam Conference on National Cyber Security. Guests are high-ranking representatives from politics, security agencies, business and science