The Hasso Plattner Institute offers a practically-oriented computer science study program at an internationally recognized institute. This study includes the Germany-wide unique "IT-Systems Engineering" program and the new master programs: "Digital Health", "Data Engineering", and "Cybersecurity."
Research at the Hasso Plattner Institute is characterized by standards of scientific excellence, practical relevance and close cooperation with industry and society. Outstanding research results are achieved in the fields of specialization, in excellent research programs and at the international Research School.
The Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam is unique on the German academic landscape. The institute's program continues to grow with the support of its founder Hasso Plattner and through international cooperation. Find out more about the founder, events and studies at HPI.
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.
We are looking forward to the inaugural lecture by Prof. Dr. Katharina Hölzle about „Navigating into the Digital Economy“ on 30 January 2020.
Digital technologies change our professional and private lives fundamentally. They are the fabric of entrepreneurship and innovation across industries and nations, disrupting existing businesses, and creating new ones. In her inaugural lecture, Prof. Dr. Katharina Hölzle examines the role of digital technologies from three different perspectives - first, as drivers for entrepreneurial operations and the disruptions they cause (digital entrepreneurship), second, as transformers of organizations and business models (digital transformation), and third, for the re-design of innovation policies and innovation systems to account for the consequences of digitalization (digital ecosystems). She will provide an outlook on the changing role of (higher) education for developing a digital mindset.