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.
There are currently thirteen postgraduates from different African countries working at UCT. The so-called HPI-CS4A Center (Computer Science for Africa) aims to become a leading centre of excellence in designing computational solutions (both algorithmic and user centric) for the developing world’s context.
The HPI Research School @ UCT incorporates researchers from a variety of backgrounds such as anthropology, media studies, information systems and computer science. Together they work with local and internationally-based technology companies to address problems in the areas of TeleHealth, M-Education, Mobile Internet, and Mobile Tele-Commuting.
Supervisors: Hussein Suleman, Prof. Christoph Meinel
Anne V.D.M. Kayem is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Her research interests lie in the area of information security with a focus on access control, adaptive security, information flow control, and privacy.