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 innovative bacherlor's and master's programs of the joint Digital Engineering Faculty of the Hasso Plattner Institute and the University of Potsdam are characterized by their practically-oriented education. We enable students to learn in small groups with the special supervision of our professors. 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 Cybersecurity, Data Engineering, Digital Health and IT Systems Engineering 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 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.
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