The Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI, German: Hasso-Plattner-Institut für Digital Engineering gGmbH), is the Information Technology Faculty of the University of Potsdam. 1 It is located in the City of Potsdam Southwest of Berlin. Research and teaching at HPI focus on information technology (IT) systems engineering. Currently, approximately 550 Bachelor and Master students study at the Institute.2 Since the Institute’s inception in 1998, more than 130 doctoral candidates gained their PhD.3 HPI is entirely privately funded through donations from its founder, Hasso Plattner, who co-founded SAP SE, the largest European software company. Plattner is currently the chairman of SAP's supervisory board. Nevertheless, HPI is a public-private partnership. The private partner is the "Hasso Plattner Foundation for Software Systems Engineering"; the public partner is the Federal State of Brandenburg that provided the real estate.