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 HPI Research School for "Service-Oriented Systems Engineering" is the HPI graduate school, founded in 2005. The branches of the graduate school are in Cape Town, Haifa and Nanjing.
The HPI Research School has dedicated itself to the field of “Service-Oriented Systems Engineering.” The focus is on the design and implementation of service-based architectures.
These architectures target various research problems from software engineering, system modeling and analysis, as well as the adaptability and integration of applications.
“Service-Oriented Systems Engineering” represents a synthesis of best practices in object orientation, component-based development, distributed computing, and business process management. It also targets the integration of business needs and IT. The topics of the HPI Research School thus have a unique potential not only in terms of academic research but also in industrial application.
The Supervisors of the Research School
The professors at Hasso Plattner Institute and their research groups are the pillars of support for the HPI Research School. With its interdisciplinary structure, the research school for "Service-Oriented Systems Engineering" connects the research groups of Hasso Plattner Institute and provides a close and fruitful interdisciplinary collaboration.
In daily life, just as in research, the right language skills are essential. HPI therefore offers its doctoral candidates the special service of free language training in English and German at the Potsdam campus This program offers participants a means of improving their fluency and practical knowledge of the target language.