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.
Research and teaching at the Hasso Plattner Institute is currently carried out by 15 chairs headed by professors appointed jointly with the University of Potsdam. The emeritus professors are also listed below.
"Das Hasso-Platter-Institut ist ein vorzügliches Beispiel für privates Mäzenatentum in der Wissenschaft: Mit exzellenter Arbeit, enormer Leistungsfähigkeit in der Softwaresystemtechnik und einer bundesweit einzigartigen Kooperation mit der Universität Potsdam stärkt das HPI das Land Brandenburg als herausragenden Hochschul- und Forschungsstandort."
Dr. Martina Münch, Wissenschafts- und Forschungsministerin des Landes Brandenburg