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.
At the Hasso Plattner Institute, a new generation of scientific elites enjoy excellent study and research conditions as only a privately financed institute can offer. And yet, even with by these outstanding facilities and programs, students do not pay any tuition fees.
The number of professors (currently 9, soon to be 10) and other scientific instructors (about 40) stands in a very generous ratio to the number of students, currently around 450. Intensive personal advising is therefore guaranteed and provided to every student.
Each year, approximately 80 of the best-qualified applicants are accepted into the Bachelor Program. First-semester students are given a great start with the so-called studienbegleitendes Seminar. Students choosing to enter the Master's Program (the HPI accepts approximately 60 applicants per year), enjoy the personal advising of a professor who acts as their mentor. Students have easy access to free computer work stations in the labs and seminars. The HPI's various buildings and technical equipment are state-of-the-art.
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