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

Initiatives for Women

The advancement of women is of great importance at Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI). Especially in subjects such as mathematics, computer science, natural sciences and technology (MINT), Germany still faces an enormous shortage of female graduates. HPI seeks to counteract this trend.

In the course of promoting young women, HPI already begins working with girls during their high school years. While in high school, young female students are specifically promoted through a mentoring program for women and prepared for career paths in science and business. Through its scholarship program,  the HPI FQ Lounge, and its international network, HPI strives to show young women how easy it is for female computer scientists to network worldwide and how huge the world's demand actually is.

Girls` Day

On Girls' Day, schoolgirls from grade seven onwards get a taste of various topics in computer science, innovative digital technologies and innovations at HPI. They receive a wealth of useful information about studying computer science at HPI, how to apply to the study program and what financial support is available. > Girls' Day at HPI

FQ Lounge @ HPI

The FQ Lounge @ HPI (H.E-06), established at HPI in 2019, facilitates networking between HPI students and the global network of the" Female Quotient "movement, which seeks to promote equality between women and men in all areas of society." The HPI FQ Lounge links HPI female students with the global network of the "Female Quotient" movement, which aims to promote gender equality in all areas of society. This goal is achieved by supporting the work of women at key conferences and promoting individual career paths. At HPI, the FQ Lounge is the place where interested parties can meet to exchange views on gender equality issues and hold events. > FQ Lounge @ HPI

"Women in Tech" - Talks at the HPI

During the Women in Tech Talks, successful women from the IT industry talk about their careers and share their experiences with HPI students and other interested parties. In addition to the lectures, there are also theme-specific film evenings and book presentations.

> Women in Tech

Travel scholarships

HPI supports female students by granting travel grants to the major international IT fairs for women, such as the Grace Hopper – Celebration of Women in Computing and the European Women in Technology. The scholarships will be advertised. > current announcement

Travel scholarship holders Euopean Women in Tech 2019
Travel scholarship holders Euopean Women in Tech 2019 (Picture credit: HPI/Betina Thamm)

informatica Mailing List

Students, alumni and HPI staff, as well as interested parties and supporters, are invited to add their names to the following mailing list: informatika@lists.myhpi.de.

The goal is not only to connect and support members, but also to advance the topic of Women in IT in Germany. The mailing list is used to send invitations for various conferences and networking meetings and to distribute other subject-related information. Everyone is welcome.