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.
"It’s a method based on common sense." (Hasso Plattner)
Design Thinking at Hasso Plattner Institute follows in the tradition of a creative entrepreneurial attitude, with a consistent focus on the human perspective. Teaching, research, and professional training have always been targeted to meet a single objective: making Design Thinking useful for processes of innovation and change.
We have learned one thing from the more than 1000 student projects, the interaction with roughly 700 professionals from industry every year, and our Design Thinking research program: the definitions of Design Thinking are as multifaceted and individual as the people who practice it.
Statements on Design Thinking
"Design Thinking is a powerful team-building experience in a exciting work space."
Roland Scharrer, Lead Data Scientist; Managing Consultant Capgemini
"Design Thinking for me: No restrictions,focus on creativity,free your mind,team power."
Ina Killmann, Assistant of Board; Member of Sales and Marketing Volkswagen Nutzfahrzeuge
"Design Thinking to me is an eclectic toolbox and process to find new solutions based on new insights."
Dörte Hartmann-Kerl, Management Volkswagen AG / Innovation
"Design Thinking is a creative, positive and very productive way of working."
Stephanie Reimann, Marketing & Communication; Media International Volkswagen Group
"Design Thinking is fast and furious, quick and dirty, more doing than thinking."