Hasso-Plattner-Institut
 

The Hasso Plattner Institute

The Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) is unparalleled on the German university landscape. HPI offers unique innovation-oriented and practically-based Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science degree programs in "IT-Systems Engineering." In addition, HPI offers a supplemental study program in the innovation method of Design Thinking. Academically structured as the independent Faculty of Digital Engineering at the University of Potsdam, HPI unites excellent research and teaching with the advantages of a privately financed institute and a tuition-free study program.

The HPI in Potsdam is the only university faculty in Germany where a degree program in "IT Systems Engineering" is completely and privately financed—made possible by founder Prof. Hasso Plattner. Plattner is co-founder of the software giant SAP, where he serves as Chairman of the Supervisory Board. Plattner, who is one of Germany’s most important private patrons of the sciences, has thus enabled a unique university education in IT system engineering.

One of the HPI's major goals is to become an elite, world-class educational facility. The institute already offers an optimal study and work environment and cooperates very closely with the business community. The HPI also maintains strong international contacts, for example with Stanford University, the American ivy league university in Palo Alto, California. 

Reflecting the needs of the industry, the educational program at HPI is provided by a total of twelve professors and more than 200 senior researchers, lecturers, and research assistants. 500 highly gifted young people are currently enrolled in the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree program in IT system engineering.

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