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.
In addition to the excellent technical training in IT systems engineering, digital health and data engineering, the Hasso Plattner Institute places great emphasis on so called "Professional Skills". In lectures on various topics, students are beeing prepared for their professional life.
As part of its well-established professional skills training program for bachelor’s and master’s students, the Hasso Plattner Institute has launched a so-called "Professional Skills Colloquium": Talk series Professional Skills Colloquium.
Please note: In older versions of the study regulations and module catalogues the Professional Skills were listed under "Soft Skills". Course overview in German only!
Name of Course
Professional Skills Colloquium
Bachelor + Master
Überzeugend präsentieren - Der erste Eindruck zählt...! (Einsteiger)
Dr. Werner Dieball
Projektentwicklung und -management
Prof. Peter Göttel / Henning Schmitz / Nikolai Kulesza
Wirtschaftliche Grundlagen I + II
Prof. Dr. Katharina Hölzle
Recht für Ingenieure I + II
Dr. Thomas Habbe / Prof. Dr. Jan Eickelberg / Dr. Timm Krohn
Fachenglisch I + II
Lerntechniken und Strategien zur Prüfungsvorbereitung