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Statements on the Hasso Plattner Institute

“HPI does not only play an important role in the field of science. It also acts as an intermediary between science, business and politics. “

Dr. Angela Merkel, German Chancellor

"At HPI innovations are happening as a result of an interplay between science, education, economy and politics. We are proud in Brandenburg to have the institute here in Potsdam"

Dr. Dietmar Woidke, Minister President of the Land Brandenburg

"The Hasso Plattner Institute presents an outstanding example of user-oriented scientific work and research.  It distinguishes itself through a clear focus on the practical application of new technologies in the high-tech and cyber security industries.  I only wish we had more of such places in Germany.”

Dirk Backofen, Head of Telekom Security 

"HPI is like a lighthouse. Not only is it very innovative and flexible, but with Mr. Plattner has someone who conceptually and materially does everything so it remains on top globally."

Günther Oettinger, EU Commissioner

"In just a few years, HPI has succeeded in gaining a top international standing in the field of systems engineering—an achievement that is unique in Germany. HPI is a tremendous asset for the German research landscape and internationally a flagship for innovation and excellence in computer science education."

Gerhard Oswald, SAP

“HPI deserves the outstanding reputation it enjoys. The application-oriented education and connections to policy-makers and business, as at the Industry 4.0 Conference, are real innovation-drivers in the development of digital and smart systems. We need more of that!“

Dr. Sigrid Evelyn Nikutta, CEO of  BVG 

"The HPI is a good example for innovation driven by an institution, for innovation in learning and work processes, truly living up to interdisciplinarity."

Prof. Dr. Günther Stock, CEO of Einstein Foundation Berlin

"HPI offers an outstanding computer science education and stands for professional excellence, practical relevance and creativity. It’s also a place where high school students can come to find inspiration and develop a passion for technology and IT."

Prof. Dr. Dieter Kempf, President of The Federation of German Industries (BDI)

"Thinking about complex systems and how we organize them is an elementary component of the teaching and research at this institute, and that’s very impressive."

Vinton Cerf, Google

“Based on the numerous projects I was involved in with industry partners at HPI, I found my studies to be very exciting and diverse.“

Dr. Anja Bog, HPI alumna

“The institute here in Potsdam is my contribution to training  internationally competitive junior managers, who help to shape and advance the digital world.”  

Prof. Hasso Plattner