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Hasso Plattner Institute

Address: Prof.-Dr.-Helmert-Straße 2-3, 14482 Potsdam, Germany

Description Hasso Plattner Institute

  • Established: 1998
  • Location: Potsdam, Germany
  • Number of students: 1000
  • Language of instruction: German
  • Type: private.

The Hasso Plattner Institute was founded in 1998 as a public-private partnership. Part of the funds for the maintenance of the institution was allocated from the University of Potsdam, from which it subsequently separated, the other part is financed by the Hasso Plattner Foundation for the Development of Software Systems. In 2018, the university became completely private and 100% funded by Hasso Plattner.

The educational institution is focused on education and research in the IT sphere. The Hasso Plattner Institute has gained international recognition:

  • Higher Education Development Center
  • Entered the four best universities in Germany, providing education in the field of computer science
  • He received the German Innovation Award established by Accenture, EnBW, Evonik and Wirtschaftswoche for developing the SAP NASA operational database.

Today the university is actively involved in scientific research in partnership with:

  • Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • City University of London
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
  • Georgian Technical University
  • University of Industrial Design Magdeburg
  • Polytechnic University of Milan
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Royal University of Technology Sweden and others.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Hasso Plattner Institute

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  • Duration of study: 6 semesters
  • Form of study: full-time
  • Start date: September, March
  • Age: 17+ .


  • Fundamentals of IT systems
  • Software Development and Modeling
  • Mathematical and theoretical foundations
  • Basic software systems
  • Business Processes and Corporate Technology
  • Human-computer interaction and computer graphics
  • Internet, security and algorithm development
  • Operating Systems and Information Systems Technologies
  • Software Architecture and Modeling Technology
  • Economic fundamentals
  • Legal basis
  • Design.
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  • Duration of study: 3-4 semesters
  • Form of study: full-time
  • Start date: September, March
  • Age: 20+ .


  • Cybersecurity
  • Data engineering
  • Digital healthcare
  • System Engineering.
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  • Duration of study: 2 years
  • Forms of study: full-time, part-time
  • Start date: year-round
  • Age: 22+ .


  • Student internships at Microsoft , Google , Siemens , Audi , SAP , Stanford University
  • Training programs include theoretical classes, seminars, lectures, laboratory work, internships, practices and a large number of independent work
  • The educational process - the close interaction of the student and teacher
  • Small group training
  • Modern logistics, latest computers for scientific work
  • Equipped Campuses
  • Free Double Degree Study with Potsdam State University
  • Possibility of scientific activity in collaboration with partner universities
  • After graduation, students settle in the world's leading companies
  • Short courses
  • Innovative teaching methods
  • Full student life.

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On the basis of the educational institution work:

  • School of Design Thinking. The main goal is to provide students of different faculties with the opportunity to work in multidisciplinary research and development teams in the field of information technology.
  • HPI Research School
  • HPI Future SOC Lab Research Center - a platform for researching the latest multi-core computers with increased internal memory resources.

In 2012, OpenHPI began its work - an online platform for mass open online courses. Teachers regularly develop new courses in the field of IT and computer science, which are freely available within the framework of this platform.

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- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
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