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  • Computer Science, Department


    • Prof.-Dr.-Helmert-Straße 2 - 3
    • D-14482 Potsdam
    • Phone: +49 331 55-090
  • Detailed information on examined courses:


    Further degree courses of the Department [?]

    Total main subject students [?] 580
    Percentage of teaching by practitioners [?] 29,8 %
    Practical Relevance [?] 5/8 Points
    Relatedness to professional practice Master [?] 5/8 Points

    Offers before studies - Score [?] 5/8 points
    Offers at start of studies - Score [?] 11/13 points
    Offers in the first year of studies - Score [?] 12/14 points
    Study entry phase - total [?]

    Graduations in appropriate time [?] 100,0 %
    Graduations in appropriate time Master [?] 40,7 %

    International orientation [?] 2/11 points
    International orientation master [?] 5/11 Points

    Publications per academic [?] 5,1
    Third party funds per academic [?] 313,4 T€
    Doctorates per professor [?] 1,8

    Support during initial phase of studies [?] 1,4
    Teacher support [?] 1,5
    Teachers [?] 1,5
    Contact to students [?] 1,1
    Courses offered [?] 1,4
    Study organisation [?] 1,4
    Research orientation [?] 1,6
    Job market preparation [?] 1,3
    Support for stays abroad [?] 1,6
    Rooms [?] 1,1
    Library [?] 1,3
    IT-infrastructure [?] 1,2
    Overall study situation [?] 1,1

    Teacher support [?] 1,5
    Courses offered [?] 1,7
    Study organisation [?] 1,5
    Transition to Master's studies [?] 1,4
    Research orientation [?] 1,7
    Job market preparation [?] 1,4
    Support for stays abroad [?] 1,6
    Rooms [?] 1,2
    Library [?] 1,5
    IT-infrastructure [?] 1,3
    Overall study situation [?] 1,3
    Teachers [?] 1,4
      • Special features regarding teaching
        High relation to practice and industry; Engineering Science orientation; emphasis on the software aspects; 2-semester Bachelor's project; Master's project; high proportion of teamwork concurrent to courses; special admission procedure; extensive range of courses in Entrepreneurship and soft skills; Culture of "Learning through research;” PhD track option for Master's courses; lively interdisciplinarity in own School of Design Thinking (study programme for the Bachelor's and Master's degree courses); intensive course preparation, support and supervision; extensive e-learning offers; all research projects are integrated in the teaching
      • Special features regarding research activities
        HPI Research School "Service-Oriented Systems Engineering" (branches Haifa, Cape Town, Nanjing); Design Thinking Research Program with Stanford University; 50 research projects with 22 third-party funding institutions in 2013; Top research lab Future SOC Lab (total value up to EUR 3 million); state-of-the-art hardware and software equipment; about ten academic conferences and ten to 15 research colloquia appointments per year, to which the HPI students are also invited; institute's own journal series "Technische Berichte" ("Technical reports")
      • Further information on the research activities of the faculty
      • Special features regarding the equipment
        High-end research lab HPI Future SOC Lab (Highlights: 1,000 core clusters 25 TB RAM and 75 TB SSD, multi-core server up to 2 TB RAM and 64 cores, In-Memory Computing SAP HANA, Hewlett-Packard Converged Cloud); approx. two students to each PC workstation, additional computing capacity due to virtual servers; two graphics rooms; central versioning system for students; e-learning portal (also on iTunes U); Web student portal; Campus information System; multi-display lab: Multitoe (interactive floor) 3D printer, laser cutter; replacement of hardware and software for every two years; own recording system and portal tele-TASK.
      • Other special features
        No tuition fees; institute's own scholarships; extensive design thinking programme; incubator for Hasso Plattner Ventures; own business plan competition; strong international character: sister institute in Stanford, Internet Bridge to China, three international HPI Research School branches; more than 11,000 sqm for teaching, learning and research; extensive Community-Outreach programme: Student clubs, HPI School Academy, IT summit blog; own alumni programme; own sports grounds; Executive Education in HPI Academy, free range of courses on MOOC education platform; communication zones, reading areas; HPI SAP internship programme

Optical, quantum optical, atomic, molecular and plasma physics
Solid-state and materials physics
Astrophysics and astronomy
Surface physics and nanostructures
Particle physics
Statistical, chemical and polymer physics, biophysics, nonlinear dynamics
Legend: (S)=Students judgements; (F)=Facts; (P)=Professors judgements
Last update 2015: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.