The Hasso Plattner Institute offers degree programs in “IT Systems Engineering” that are unique Germany-wide. It is a practical form of computer science study that places special emphasis on the conception and development of complex software systems. The education at Hasso Plattner Institute is tuition free.
Research in HPI’s topic areas is carried out in Potsdam and internationally at the Hasso Plattner Institute Research School. It is distinguished by its high scientific standard, practical approach and close cooperation with industry. The primary focus of HPI’s research is on highly complex IT systems.
Hasso Plattner Institute holds an unique position on the landscape of German universities. Research and teaching are concentrated in the area of IT systems engineering. The highly ranked Bachelor, Master and PhD degree programs have a high practical and innovation orientation. Design Thinking spans a bridge between Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam and Hasso Plattner Institute of Design in Stanford.
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.
The Youth Academy at Hasso Plattner Institute offers a wide range of exciting events for high school students who are interested in pursuing a degree in a field that is creative and technical.
The aim of the Youth Academy is to highlight the diverse application areas of computer science and to inspire the creative expression that is waiting there to be tapped. Sparking the curiosity of boys and girls in computer science can encourage them to embark on the path to a degree. At Youth Academy events, high school students get specific information about the IT Systems Engineering major or about studying computer science in general and on new technologies.
A primary objective is therefore to support the talent and potential of interested young people and to guide on their way to a promising career in the field of information technology.
Youth Academy Events
Youth College The HPI Youth College is a free, annual program for pupils who are in the 7th grade and up.
HPI Ambassador HPI students visit schools to report on computer science and their studies at HPI.
HPI Summer Camp HPI offers a number of summer camps for high school students.
Girls' Day On Girl’s Day, HPI extends a special invitation to young women who would like to familiarize themselves with the many career opportunities in the IT branch.
Hasso Plattner Institute holds an unique position on the landscape of German universities. Research and teaching are concentrated in the area of IT systems engineering. The highly ranked Bachelor, Master and PhD degree programs have a high practical and innovation orientation.
"Science at the highest standard of excellence and at the same time a strong commitment to the digital education of children and young people – if Hasso Plattner Institute didn’t already exist it would have to be invented as quickly as possible."
Sigmar Gabriel, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs