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
May 19, New York
Connecting High-Profile Entrepreneurship Ecosystems between NYC and HPI
On May 19, 2022, the Hasso Plattner School of Entrepreneurship will launch "Mission E" in New York City with a small group of innovation leaders from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Potsdam, Germany.
June 1, New York
ACM Learning at Scale 2022: Opening Reception and Poster Session
HPI NY will be hosting a Learning at Scale satellite event at its Hudson Yards offices. Panelists and participants will discuss large-scale technology-mediated learning environments, including new developments at openHPI.
June 17, New York
The Future of Climate Action – An Interactive Scenario Workshop
In collaboration with the University of Heidelberg, DWIH NY, and Momentum Novum, HPI will be hosting an interactive scenario workshop on the future of climate action. COVID-19 has revealed a general lack of preparedness to deal with black swan events that are highly unlikely but can change the entire world...
June 21, Online
Building Your Global Career
Within the context of the TU Dresden's Research Experience Program, HPI NY Director, Dr. Joann Halpern will give a presentation on "Building Your Global Career." Topics covered include, fixed/growth mindsets, Odyssey Plans, networking strategies, and more.
July 6, Online
Designing Your Life
This workshop with students from Tomorrow University 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.
August 1, Pennsylvania
Designing Your Life at Lehigh University
This workshop with students from Lehigh University 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.
November 4, New York
Career Booster Germany
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.
Past events
May 4, Online
Design Thinking: An Introduction
HPI Director, Dr. Joann Halpern will provide an introduction to Design Thinking for students, faculty and administrators from the University of Jena. Topics covered include fixed vs growth mindsets, working outside of your comfort zone, and the different phases of Design Thinking. Participants will also learn about DT opportunities at HPI.
May 3, Online
Cybersecurity – An Introduction
Within the context of the HPI New York-GISSV Lecture Series, HPI researcher, Daniel Koehler will speak with students from the German International Schools around the world about cybersecurity. The talk will include theory, real-world examples, and some attack classifications.
April 22, Online
An Introduction to Design Thinking
HPI NY Director, Dr. Joann Halpern will introduce students and faculty from Merseburg University of Applied Sciences 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 Design Thinking opportunities at HPI.
April 13, Online
Design Thinking with Kisii University
HPI NY Director, Dr. Joann Halpern will introduce students and faculty from Kisii University in Kenya to Design Thinking. Topics covered include fixed/growth mindsets, working outside of your comfort zone, and the Design Thinking phases.
April 11, Online
Designing Your Life
This workshop with students from Tomorrow University 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.
March 23, Online
An Introduction to Design Thinking for Teachers
HPI New York Director, Dr. Joann Halpern will introduce teachers from the German International Schools worldwide to the Design Thinking process and provide examples of how DT can be integrated into classroom activities. Topics covered include working outside of your comfort zone, fixed vs growth mindsets, the core elements of DT, and DT in the classroom.
March 19, Online
Designing Your Life with ForUsGirls Foundation
HPI NY will run a "Designing Your Life" workshop for young women from underserved communities. The workshop uses Design Thinking to help participants develop a constructive approach to designing their careers and their lives. Fixed/Growth Mindsets, Energy-Engagement Maps, and Odyssey Plans are a few of the topics that will be covered.
March 10-11, New York
Value-based Engineering with IEEE 7000 and the GDTA
The GDTA and HPI New York will be hosting the US launch of IEEE 7000, the world's first standard for building ethical systems. IEEE 7000 provides organizations with the guidance they need to engage in value-based engineering by identifying context-sensitive, philosophically-grounded ethical requirements for their systems.
March 3, New York
Designing Your Life, Part II
The second part of our Designing Your Life workshop in collaboration with GISNY, will cover the following topics: coherence, well-being, dysfunctional beliefs, bucket lists, and how to prepare Odyssey Plans.
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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.
Contact us
Dr. Joann Halpern
Director, HPI New York

Joann.halpern@hpi.de

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