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
  • 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 28, New York
    Postdoc Germany Workshop
    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.
  • March 2, New York
    ChatGPT
    HPI Professor Gerard de Melo will be giving a presentation about ChatGPT at HPI's New York City offices.
  • March 29, New York
    AI and Energy: How Machine Learning Can Help Create a Sustainable Future
    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...
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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...
  • November 22, New York
    Introduction to HPI & Design Thinking with the Consulate General of Switzerland in NY
    HPI Director, Dr. Joann Halpern will provide representatives of the Consulate General of Switzerland in NY an introduction to Design Thinking and the Hasso Plattner Institute.
  • November 8, New York
    Germany Grad Fair 2022
    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.
  • November 7, New York
    Introduction to HPI
    A group of New York University students will visit the Hasso Plattner Institute, New York offices in Hudson Yards, where they will learn about the many opportunities HPI has to offer, including graduate degrees, research opportunities, design thinking, and more.
  • November 4, New York
    HPI Director, Dr. Joann Halpern will be giving two presentations at Career Booster Germany: "Designing Your Life" and "Building Your Global Career." HPI will also have a booth at the event, which is being organized by the Goethe-Institut New York.
  • November 2, New York
    At a signing ceremony hosted by HPI NY, leaders from MIT and HPI announced the Hasso Plattner Institute-MIT Research Program on Designing for Sustainability. This research collaboration will drive joint scientific research at both institutes in sustainable design, innovation, and digital technologies.
  • November 2, New York
    During his visit to New York City, the managing and scientific director of the Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering, Prof. Christoph Meinel will give a presentation on election manipulation and cybersecurity. This event is a collaboration between HPI and the American Council on Germany.
  • October 26, New York
    HPI NY will be offering a career workshop for students from the University of Sorbonne. In addition to an introduction to HPI, topics covered include, working outside your comfort zone, fixed vs growth mindsets, networking, and designing Odyssey Plans.
  • October 21, New York
    In collaboration with the Consulate General of Germany in NY and SAP, HPI NYC is organizing a lunch for Germany's Minister of Justice and his delegation, bringing them together with a select group of fintech, blockchain and entrepreneurship experts in the New York City.
  • October 20, New York
    Designing Your Life with For Us Girls Foundation
    This workshop uses design thinking to help participants develop a constructive approach to designing their careers and their lives. The session includes a presentation as well as exercises and reflection. Fixed/Growth Mindsets, Energy Engagement Maps, and Odyssey Plans are some of the topics that will be covered.
  • October 19, New York
    Designing Your Life
    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.
  • October 13, New York
    HPI Director, Dr. Joann Halpern and Lee Kim will be conducting a design thinking workshop for 60 young women who are working in tech/science/innovation. This workshop is being facilitated by the ITU Representative to the United Nations.
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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

Joann.halpern@hpi.de

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