The Hasso Plattner Institute offers degree programs in “IT Systems Engineering” that are unique Germany-wide. It is a practical form of computer science study that places special emphasis on the conception and development of complex software systems. The education at Hasso Plattner Institute is tuition free.
Research in HPI’s topic areas is carried out in Potsdam and internationally at the Hasso Plattner Institute Research School. It is distinguished by its high scientific standard, practical approach and close cooperation with industry. The primary focus of HPI’s research is on highly complex IT systems.
Hasso Plattner Institute holds an unique position on the landscape of German universities. Research and teaching are concentrated in the area of IT systems engineering. The highly ranked Bachelor, Master and PhD degree programs have a high practical and innovation orientation. Design Thinking spans a bridge between Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam and Hasso Plattner Institute of Design in Stanford.
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.
Former students, researchers and lecturers are all part of the HPI family. Therefore, maintaining a lasting connection to our alumni is a top priority at HPI.
Regular alumni events and mailings keep former members of our academic community up to date on developments at HPI and offer opportunities for exchange and networking. By participating in conferences and colloquiums at HPI, and video recordings of talks and events, alumni can broaden their knowledge constantly. The “Alumni Job Portraits” introduce graduates of the institute and their current jobs.
HPI Connect is the Hasso Plattner Institute’s career platform for students and graduates of IT Systems Engineering and the HPI School of Design Thinking. It provides information on career opportunities and job offers in addition to announcing career and alumni events. Companies can present themselves on the platform and get in touch with HPI students and graduates directly.
HPI Connect Job Portal
The HPI Connect Job Portal is a central job platform and interface between companies and HPI students and alumni. As well, students as graduates can meet potential employers here. Companies also have the opportunity to enter into direct contact with HPI students and alumni and to recruit them as employees. In addition, companies can get into personal contact with HPI students by participating in the annual “HPI Connect Fair”.
The first-class education at HPI is a means of opening doors to positions of responsibility in companies, but also a foundation for taking the leap into self-employment. This has been proven by many successful HPI Startups. With its Bachelor and Masters degree programs in IT Systems Engineering, the Hasso Plattner Institute not only trains its students for a career as a software engineer, it also equips them with the necessary tools to turn their own business idea into reality. Besides courses and research, HPI offers targeted services for prospective entrepreneurs from the institutional environment. Furthermore, talks by alumni for students and events such as Startup Talks@HPI give students the opportunity to exchange experiences with successful HPI graduates and founders who have made a name for themselves.