The Faculty, founded jointly by the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) and the University of Potsdam, is the first privately financed public faculty of a public university in Germany. It will set standards beyond the state of Brandenburg: "I promise that also in this constellation we will do our best to offer teaching and research at the highest possible level," said HPI benefactor and science patron Hasso Plattner. "I am convinced that the Faculty of Digital Engineering will become a lighthouse on the Brandenburg science landscape and beyond," said Minister President of Brandenburg, Dr. Dietmar Woidke in his address.
The Faculty as a university excellence center for "digital engineering"
Funded by the Hasso Plattner Foundation, the joint faculty will be expanded as a university excellence center in the field of digital engineering. "Thanks to the exemplary commitment of Hasso Plattner, the Faculty will have 20 professorships," said Professor Oliver Günther, President of the University of Potsdam. Minister President Woidke also joined in expressing his thanks to Plattner for his generous support.