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 11 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.