University of Paderborn

501-600 th
World University Rankings 2017
101-150 th
Young University Rankings 2017
Warburger Str. 100, 33098 Paderborn, Germany

More about University of Paderborn

With 20.000 students and 250 full professors, we offer about 75 degree programs at bachelor, master and doctorate level.

Founded in 1972, Paderborn University as a campus university is located in the green heart of Germany between Hamburg, Frankfurt and Cologne. The University education and research profile is characterized by a strong interdisciplinary approach. Five faculties, namely

  • Faculty of Arts and Humanities (1)
  • Faculty of Business Administration and Economics (2)
  • Faculty of Science (3)
  • Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (4)
  • Faculty of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Mathematics (5)

contribute to innovative bachelor and master programs as well as leading edge research.

The fairly unusual composition of these faculties has been influenced by an interdisciplinary thinking and spirit. Historically, this spirit has evolved from a strong computer science department and its influence on and cooperation with many other fields and departments within the university.

In addition, five key research areas have been established across the whole university and represent the lighthouses of our research. These five key areas are Intelligent Technical Systems (involved faculties 2,4,5), Optoelectronics and Photonics (involved faculties 3,4,5), Lightweight Design with Hybrid Systems (involved faculties 1,3,4), Digital Humanities (involved faculties 1,2,5) and Transformation and Education (involved faculties 1,2). Fifteen interdisciplinary research institutes, four collaborative research centres and two Fraunhofer institutes complete our current research profile.

Paderborn University further acts as a driver of innovative capacity and knowledge and technology transfer through close collaboration with business, industry and society on a local, regional and international level. Several research laboratories jointly funded by university and industrial partners and the technology-network ‚Intelligent Technical Systems OstWestfalen Lippe‘ which comprises more than 200 companies and research institutions, have been established to date.

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Key statistics

  • 48.1
    No. of students per staff
  • 9%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 19,621
    Number of FTE Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2017 World University Rankings