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Paderborn University

Universität Paderborn, or Paderborn University, is focused in the information society.

The importance of information technology associated with the University’s foundation in computer science defined the current focus of the organization. Paderborn University’s goal is not only to contribute scientifically and technically with the development of the information society, but also to foster critical thinking towards the subject. To reach its aim, they offer courses both on hard and soft sciences, combining different skills to build a well-rounded professional who will be ready to navigate the information society.

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Founded in 1972, but with a history that dates back to 1946, Paderborn University has more than 20,000 students, of those more than 1,600 being foreigners from all around the world. Its 255 professors teach in 63 different degree programs from Bachelors to Masters level in the five faculties of the University.

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Focused in developing workers able to strive in the information society, Paderborn University offers hard and soft sciences through its five faculties, which cover a broad range of courses of study in the arts and humanities, business studies, natural sciences, and engineering. Apart from the Bachelor and Master levels of education, teacher education programs also play an important role in Paderborn. Moreover, the university conducts research in four areas emphasizing interdisciplinary subjects and creating complex collaborations of disciplines to create unique and innovative projects.

With strong international presence and incentive to different cultural practices, Paderborn University encourages its students to take part in its many activities, such as orchestra, drama group or one of the more than 70 sports activities held on campus. The university provides a friendly, green and connected environment with excellent services for student life.

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Faculty of Arts and Humanities

  • Department of English and American Studies,
  • Department of Educational Science,
  • Department of Protestant Theology,
  • Department of German Studies and Comparative Literary Studies,
  • History Department,
  • Department of Social and Human Sciences,
  • Department of Catholic Theology,
  • Department of Art, Music, Textiles,
  • Department of Media Studies,
  • Department of Romance Languages

Faculty of Business Administration and Economics

  • Department 1: Management,
  • Department 2: Taxation, Accounting and Finance,
  • Department 3: Business Information Systems,
  • Department 4: Economics,
  • Department 5: Business and Human Resource Education,
  • Department 6: Law

Faculty of Science

  • Department of Physics,
  • Department of Chemistry,
  • Department of Sports and Health

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

  • Sixteen professors, four multidisciplinary and cross-faculty research institutions

Faculty of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Mathematics

  • Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology,
  • Department of Computer Science,
  • Department of Mathematics

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