Hasso Plattner Institute holds an unique position on the landscape of German universities. Research and teaching are concentrated in the area of IT systems engineering. The highly ranked Bachelor, Master and PhD degree programs have a high practical and innovation orientation. Design Thinking spans a bridge between Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam and Hasso Plattner Institute of Design in Stanford. The Hasso Plattner Institute has a dedicated research division for 3D point cloud processing, analysis and visualization. The research division has published over 50 international journal articles and conference papers in this field.