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.
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, the Hasso Plattner Institute not only trains its students for a career as a software engineer or executives in business and science, 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.