All information about the Hasso Plattner Institute
Design Thinking at the HPI
The HPI School of Design Thinking, Europe’s first innovation school, offers supplementary programs in Design Thinking for 240 students from all kinds of disciplines.
Design Thinking is a human-centered, team-based approach to developing innovative solutions for complex problems. At the HPI, Design Thinking is applied in numerous projects.
Founder Hasso Plattner
The institute is financed by the founder Prof. Hasso Plattner. Plattner is co-founder and chairman of the supervisory board of the software group SAP. Germany's most important private sponsor of science and art thus provides a unique university education in IT systems engineering.
Prof. Hasso Plattner is not only the founder of HPI, but he also heads the department "Enterprise Platform and Integration Concepts" where he is active in research and teaching.
The Hasso Plattner Institute has the status of a non-profit limited liability company. It was founded in October 1998 as a public-private partnership with the state of Brandenburg.
The teaching, research, administrative staff and last but not least the students at Hasso Plattner Institute all have a decisive impact on campus life.
Every year, the HPI hosts more than 50 scientific conferences, symposia and other events. In addition, the HPI presents itself at conferences and trade fairs worldwide.