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The town where the river Pader is born

Paderborn's history dates back to medieval times. Its first mention was in 777 when Charlemagne, king of the Franks who ruled from 768 to 814, held an Assembly at the location. From a village in the 8th century to a town in the 10th century, Paderborn is known for being the place where the shortest river in Germany, Pader, is born.

Today this city in the North Rhine-Westphalia state is relevant in the information technology field, with several IT firms headquartered there.


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Computer museum



Paderborn is a town in the East Westphalia-Lippe region with about 150,000 residents and 22,000 students. Paderborn has more than 1240 years of history dating back to the 8th century. The world’s biggest computer museum, Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum, is located in the town. The museum presents 5,000 years of information technology from the creation of written word until today's latest technological developments such as artificial intelligence and internet of things.


Studying and working in Paderborn

Located in North Rhine-Westphalia, the German state with a large concentration of higher education institutions and industries, Paderborn offers students and job seekers several opportunities. The town is a famous information technology hub, with 280 companies in the sector located there. Paderborn is considered to present the highest density of IT companies in North Rhine-Westphalia. Moreover, the services sector is also strong in the town offering a wide range of job positions.

Paderborn universities and universities of applied sciences focus on training people to work in the regional economy. The town presents four higher education institutions, among them, the University of Paderborn, with its School of Applied Computer Sciences, and the Theological Faculty, considered the oldest university in Westphalia.


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