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Computer Science, Department


  • Prof.-Dr.-Helmert-Straße 2 - 3
  • D-14482 Potsdam
  • Phone: +49 331 55-090
Degree courses included in the ranking
Further degree courses (if existing)
Further degree courses of the department none
Basic information
Total main subject students 580
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 29,8 %
Study entry phase
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
Results of study
Graduations in appropriate time 100,0 %
Graduations in appropriate time Master 40,7 %
International orientation
International orientation 2/11 points
International orientation master 5/11 Points
Job market- and career-orientation
Contact to work experience 5/8 Points
Contact to professional practice Master 5/8 Points
Publications per academic 5,1
Third party funds per academic 313,4 T€
Doctorates per professor 1,8
Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses
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
Students' assessments on consecutive Masters degree courses
Teacher support 1,5
Teachers 1,4
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

Further information provided by the department

  • 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 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.
  • 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
  • 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 openHPI.de; communication zones, reading areas; HPI SAP internship programme
  • Website for online-applications
  • web adress of the student council
Legend: (S)=Students judgements; (F)=Facts; (P)=Professors judgements
Last update 2015: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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