Hasso-Plattner-InstitutSDG am HPI
Hasso-Plattner-InstitutDSG am HPI

Student Clubs

In the winter term 2006/07, the HPI introduced an initiative that provides students with an opportunity to actively participate in shaping life at the institute: HPI's Student Clubs. They enable students to grow with their projects while the HPI grows with the various clubs' activities.

Participation and Awards

From the end of their first term, participation in a club of their choice is compulsory for all Bachelor’s students. The time needed for club activities depends on the division of tasks and on individual commitment within each group. It is possible to move from one club to another.

Apart from the fact that project management experience is an indispensable soft skill, students benefit from club participation in multiple ways:

(1) If desired, students receive a certificate along with their diploma. This certificate documents extracurricular activities and can be an important advantage when applying for a job.
(2)The most successful student clubs are awarded a prize each year.

  • 2018: School Club, Connect Club, Band Club
  • 2017: Film Club, HPI Mgzn/Newspaper Club, Refugee Aid Club, School Club, Connect Club
  • 2016: Coder Dojo, PR Club, Film Club, High School Club (special award), Connect Club (special award)
  • 2015: Student Representatives (1st), Connect Club (2nd), Website Club (3rd), High School Club (special award)
  • 2014: PR Club and Student Representatives (1st), High School Club (2nd), Photo Club (3rd)
  • 2013: High School Club (1st), PR Club (2nd), Newspaper and HPI Connect Club (3rd)
  • 2012: High School Club, Events Club, Photo Club, HPI Band and iDeveloper Club
  • 2011: Visual Art Club, Film Club, Photo Club as well as the Alumni Club
  • 2010: Events Club, IT Club, the Debating Club and the HPI Magazine
  • 2009: High School Club, the HPI Band, Events, Alumni and Public Relations Club
  • 2008: High School, Alumni, and HPI Connect Clubs
  • 2007: High School and Newspaper Clubs

Short portraits of the student clubs

Some clubs are prethemed, but students are invited to come up with their own ideas and start new initiatives anytime. The following student clubs are currently active:

Aviation Club


Book Club

Casual Coding

Clean IT Club

CoderDojo Club

Competitive Programming Club


Cybersecurity Club

Entrepreneurship Club

EvaP Hacking Club

Students Board

Festivities and Events



Game Dev-Klub

HackHPI Club


Visual Arts

Maker Club

Sustainability Club

PR and (International) Contacts

Chess Club

High School-Related Activities

Board Games




HPI Magazine

Contact Person for Student Clubs