Nov 17 2011 marked the inauguration of the "HPI Research School at Nanjing University". HPI director Prof. Christoph Meinel welcomed the first five Chinese doctoral students and their supervising professors. The Ph.D. students that originally hail from the computer science department raise the total head count of the HPI Research School to 50. Together, the highly talented young scientists from all across the globe tackle various issues in the field of service-oriented IT systems.
The main research areas of the Chinese Ph.D. students are "Mass Data Analytics and Knowledge Discovery". They will do their work in the former capitol of China, Nanjing, which is situated about 300 kilometers northwest of Shanghai.