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.
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.
Please note that the offers of the Youth Academy are in German.
Contact Youth Academy
The team of the Youth Academy is available for any questions: