The Hasso Plattner Institute offers degree programs in “IT Systems Engineering” that are unique Germany-wide. It is a practical form of computer science study that places special emphasis on the conception and development of complex software systems. The education at Hasso Plattner Institute is tuition free.
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.
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.
Free Language Training
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.
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.
The following research groups exist at HPI:
The HPI Research School "Service-Oriented Systems Engineering" annually grants new scholarships to talented junior researchers.