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 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.
In our research, as in our teaching, we place great emphasis on scientific excellence, practice orientation and close cooperation with industry.
Today no company, no hospital, and no administration can function without IT systems. The research of such systems is at the core of the scientific activities at HPI, carried out in close cooperation with industry and society. Work in the specialized research areas at HPI is performed under excellent conditions and outstanding results are achieved. This research work and its results are integrated into the current teaching programs to also benefit HPI students. HPI, academically structured as the Faculty of Digital Engineering at the University of Potsdam, works in close cooperation with other universities and scientific institutions, for example the renowned Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.
Besides offering an outstanding teaching program, Hasso Plattner Institute also conducts excellent university research. In its current 13 fields of specialization and research groups the focus is on the analysis, conception, and application of large, highly complex and networked IT systems. In the near future the topic spectrum will extend to encompass the fields of digital health, smart energy, data engineering, and cyber security. Research work is carried out in the context of PhD and habilitation projects in the respective research groups, often together with well-known partners from science and business.
There are the following Research Groups at Hasso Plattner Institute:
The “HPI Future SOC Lab” is a cooperation of the Hasso-Plattner-Institut (HPI) and industrial partners. Its mission is to enable and promote exchange and interaction between the research community and the industrial partners.
The Digital Health Center of the Hasso Plattner Institut (HPI) brings together individuals from health sciences, human sciences, data sciences, digital engineering and society with a shared goal to improve health and wellbeing.