The Hasso Plattner Institute for Software Systems Engineering GmbH at the University of Potsdam is Germany’s university excellence center for IT Systems Engineering. It is the only university institution in Germany offering the bachelor and master program in “IT Systems Engineering” – a practical and engineering-oriented study program in computer science, in which 470 students are presently enrolled.
HPI teaching and research focuses on the foundation and application of large-scale, highly complex and networked IT systems. The development and exploration of user-driven innovations for all areas of life is an additional field of importance.
We have been part of the SUGAR / ME310 network since 2007 and offer the program to graduate level students, who are keen on finding innovative solutions to real world challenges. In previous years we have worked with Paris e st d.school, St. Gallen University, Stanford or Aalto University as academic partners. Together with leading industry companies like Audi, Siemens, SAP or Bayer we have worked on a variety of projects including topics such as furniture, software, advertising or dental hygiene. Apart from providing a great learning experience to our students and creating high quality solutions for our corporate partners we aim at improving communication and collaboration within the SUGAR / ME310 network.