Hasso Plattner Institute, NYC

Hasso Plattner Institute, New York

HPI New York – Solving global challenges through digital engineering, collaboration, and design thinking. Become a part of HPI's global community.
About Hasso Plattner Institute
The Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI), Germany's University Excellence Center for Digital Engineering, opened its NYC office at 10 Hudson Yards in June 2017 and the Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Health at Mount Sinai in March 2019.
HPI New York is responsible for enhancing HPI's global outreach through a variety of activities, including conferences, symposia, panel discussions, workshops as well as the establishment of strategic partnerships in academia and industry. It is also the headquarters of the Global Design Thinking Alliance.

The office also shares information about HPI's research, teaching, and learning opportunities, including its Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), career opportunities, scholarships, and more.
Upcoming events
  • March 23, New York
    Breakfast at the German Consulate with HPI Prof. de Melo: ChatGPT and the Future of AI
    Just a few months after its launch, ChatGPT is already estimated to have reached over 100 million users, making...
  • March 23, New York
    Design Thinking and Intro to HPI
    Students from a variety of German universities will be visiting HPI New York for an intro to design thinking and an overview of master's and PhD programs at HPI.
  • March 24, New York
    In January 2023 – just two months after its launch – ChatGPT reached over 100 million users. This AI language model, which can generate realistic, human-like text responses, will have a significant impact on our lives. Our speaker, Prof. Gerard de Melo will discuss …
  • March 28, New York
    SFC "Build Your Dream" Competition
    HPI NY will be part of the panel of judges at the SFC "Build Your Dream" competition in Brooklyn, New York where college students will present their innovative projects.
  • March 29, New York
    In his talk, Prof. Ralf Herbrich will focus on the role that energy plays for AI and AI plays for energy. Prof. Herbrich believes that an energy-aware perspective is imperative for developing true artificial intelligence and that an AI-first approach...
  • March 31, New York
    On March 31, HPI NY will have a booth at Princeton University's GradFutures Forum and speak with graduate students about conducting research at HPI and doing internships at HPI NY.
  • April 13, New York
    AI Cocktail Hour
    In collaboration with HPI Mt. Sinai, HPI NY will host the AI cocktail hour at our offices in Hudson Yards. Young researchers will have the opportunity to network and learn about the cutting edge research that is taking place at the Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Health at Mt. Sinai.
  • April 19, New York
    Designing Your Life & Intro to HPI
    This workshop uses Design Thinking to help participants develop a constructive approach to designing their careers and their lives. The session includes a presentation, group exercises, and reflection. Fixed/Growth Mindsets, Energy-Engagement Maps, and Odyssey Plans are a few of the topics that will be covered.
  • April 24, New York
    Design Thinking & Intro to HPI with SEPA Researchers
    HPI Director Joann Halpern will provide an introduction to HPI and design thinking for members of the Science & Education Policy Association of Rockefeller, Weill Cornell, and Memorial Sloan Kettering.
  • April 27, New York
    Design Thinking, Digitization, & Leadership
    In celebration of International Day of the Girl, HPI NY, the United Nations, Infosys Foundation, and Pfizer will run a design thinking workshop with girls from underserved communities. We will focus on designing digital solutions to complex problems while helping participants practice their communication, leadership and presentation
  • April 28, New York
    Germany Grad Fair
    Are you planning to pursue a graduate degree abroad? This event is designed to help you navigate the process, from finding the right program and university to understanding the requirements and application process. The invitation will be available soon.
  • May 9, New York
    Entrepreneurship in Germany and the US
    HPI NY will host a high-level delegation from Saxony. Presentations will focus on entrepreneurship in Germany and the US, design thinking and innovation as well as an introduction to SAP i.O.
  • August 14, New York
    Intro to Design Thinking & HPI
    HPI NY Director, Dr. Joann Halpern will introduce students and faculty from the University of Cologne to design thinking. Topics covered include fixed/growth mindsets, working outside of your comfort zone, and the Design Thinking phases. Students will also learn about the Hasso Plattner Institute and its many opportunities.
  • August 25-27, Boston
    The annual GAIN conference is a large German science and research career fair. Early career researchers and representatives from all areas of the German research landscape come together for three days of exchange, learning and...
Past events
  • March 13, New York
    HPI NY will be hosting a satellite event during the UN's 2023 Session of the Commission on the Status of Women. Partners include CFHI, University College Cork and For Us Girls Foundation. The focus of this design thinking workshop, with participants from Nigeria (via livestream) and participants from the CSW, is technology in education.
  • March 9, New York
    openHPI and openWHO – Utilizing Digital Platforms to Train and Connect with Employees, Researchers, and Constituents
    Europe's leading MOOC-platform (Massive Open Online Courses) was developed at the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI). The World Health Organization (WHO), SAP, HPI, and others use this platform to present interactive online courses...
  • March 9, New York
    Design Thinking & Entrepreneurship
    HPI NYC Director, Dr. Joann Halpern will be the featured guest speaker at the ForUsGirls Foundation - YGL Accelerator Entrepreneurship Program. She will discuss how organizations use design thinking to solve complex problems.
  • March 8, New York
    During the past few years, we have faced unprecedented challenges in many facets of our lives – at the individual, societal, and technical levels. We have experienced severe disruptions that have forced us not only to find new, innovative approaches in our personal...
  • March 7, New York
    Prof. Christoph Meinel, managing and scientific director of HPI and Elizabeth Gorayeb, executive director of the Wildenstein Plattner Institute will speak about the implications of digitization for museums, artists, gallery owners, and collectors.
  • March 7, New York
    Prof. Christoph Meinel will speak with students at the German International School New York about ChatGPT and its implications for teaching and learning followed by an introduction to HPI.
  • March 3, New York
    HPI Director, Dr. Joann Halpern will be interviewed in an "Ask Me Anything: Innovating with Design Thinking" Instagram Live Session by The New York Academy of Sciences...
  • February 28, New York
    In collaboration with NYU and NYC-based liaison offices of German universities, HPI will be presenting at the postdoc Germany workshop. If you're interested in completing a postdoc in Germany, you are welcome to join us on February 28 from 9 am – 12 pm.
  • February 26, Boston, MA
    HPI NY will be speaking about the Hasso Plattner Institute at the Research in Germany Info Session in Boston on February 26.
  • February 25, Cambridge, MA
    The European Career Fair at MIT (ECF) is the largest of its kind in the United States. The mission of ECF is to connect top-tier US students and young professionals with European companies, universities and non-profit organizations and to inform participants about career opportunities in Europe.
  • February 16, New York
    Design Thinking Workshop
    HPI Director, Dr. Joann Halpern will conduct a design thinking workshop with the Goethe Institute New York team. Participants will learn about design thinking as they work on a specific challenge.
  • January 26, New York
    HPI NY and HPI-MS will meet with young AI experts for a networking reception and brief presentations. Participants will learn about the diverse activities of HPI-MS and HPI NY.
  • January 24, New York
    Do intervention programs really make a difference? Evaluating the effect of an intervention on a system...
  • December 16, New York
    Personal fabrication has the potential to change how we think about the physical objects around us, by making things that align with our personal needs...
  • December 16, New York
    Designing Your Life with the UN
    This workshop uses Design Thinking to help participants develop a constructive approach to designing their careers and their lives. The session includes a presentation, group exercises and reflection. Fixed/Growth Mindsets, Energy-Engagement Maps, and Odyssey Plans are a few of the topics that will be covered.
  • December 2, New York
    Building Your Transatlantic Career and Intro to HPI
    Within the context of the Goethe-Institut Washington's virtual "Career Booster Germany," HPI NY Director, Dr. Joann Halpern will give a presentation about transatlantic careers followed by an introduction to HPI.
  • December 1, New York
    The HPI Best Idea Competition winners, Pauline Gieseler and Johannes Vedder as well as HPI senior researcher Stefan Konigorski spent the day at HPI, speaking with HPI and SAP representatives about StudyU and the next steps for their innovative project.
  • November 30, New York
    Thomas Haskamp will explore the concept of organizational inertia and discuss how large corporations can learn to...
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Studying at the Hasso Plattner Institute
The Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) in Potsdam is the only university faculty in Germany to offer a degree program in IT Systems Engineering and a postgraduate program in Design Thinking. HPI offers a practice-oriented education with award-winning degrees — without tuition fees.
The Hasso Plattner Institute
Teaching and Research in IT at the Highest Level
Open HPI
Enter a fascinating world of knowledge with our free open online courses. Meet other participants from around the globe and familiarize yourself with fundamental and current topics in ICT, computer science and IT systems engineering.
  • The sessions will provide innovation pioneers with easy-to-understand and compact learning modules around the nine important principles of Strategic Design Thinking. Participants work on a common training challenge: "Redesign the learning experience in a world where there are no schools." Language of instruction: English.
  • Tele-working is becoming a more and more popular topic amongst modern organizations. However, it also comes with some challenges for both: tele-workers and management. This course will make you and your team fit for virtual collaboration...
  • Learn to build simple but effective prototypes, prepare testing scenarios and gain valuable feedback from potential users. This course introduces you to the basics of prototyping, planning and running real testing scenarios.
  • Design Thinking is an innovation approach, which evolved through the past 12 years from a university program at Stanford and HPI Potsdam to a globally respected and universally applied set of methods and tools for supporting and driving change towards a networked culture...
  • Digitalization and exponential growth of data are challenges to the world of traditional IT. In this course we are presenting technologies that are building blocks for the "Future of Computing".
  • Make sense of design research data, learn to frame a problem from a user's perspective, and generate lots of new ideas: This course will introduce you to the basics of design synthesis and brainstorming techniques.
Contact us
Dr. Joann Halpern
Director, HPI New York


10 Hudson Yards, 48th Floor
New York, NY 10001