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 innovative Bacherlor and Master programs of the joint Digital Engineering Faculty of the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) and the University of Potsdam (UP) are characterized by their practically-oriented education. We enable students to learn in small groups with the special supervision of our professors and our graduates enjoy a high reputation in industry and research.
Our Bachelor’s degree program in IT Systems Engineering provides students with strong practical and software-oriented computer science skills and knowledge. The study combines the foundations of software development with engineering methodology. Emphasis is therefore not only placed on the necessary theoretical background but also on hands-on expertise.
The Hasso Plattner Institute's innovative and future-oriented Master Degree Programs, IT Systems Engineering, Data Engineering and Digital Health train students for future leadership positions. Our students are cared for individually and in small groups throughout their studies, and our graduates enjoy a high reputation in industry and research.
Design Thinking is a methodical approach that enables creative solutions and innovation to be developed in a goal-oriented manner, and is widely studied and researched at the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) in cooperation with Stanford University.
Cooperations and Partnerships
To enable practical training, the HPI maintains close national and international contacts with industry and leading universities. Our partnerships include SAP, Microsoft, Google, HP, Audi and Siemens and the American Stanford University. In addition, the HPI Research School has branch offices with international doctoral programs in South Africa, Israel and China. Our graduates are highly respected in industry and research, and already have renowned practice contacts at the beginning of their careers.
Studying at Hasso Plattner Institute
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