University description (as per official university website)
The University of Paderborn is based on the guiding principle of the "university of the Information Society". The strong computer science and their application fields and the interdisciplinary IT in many disciplines of information technology aspects form for this orientation, although an exceptional basis, the university will also achieve more: they want to advance the science and technology development of the information society, accompany them critically, at the same time look for the constant values of our open culture, but also use in the information and knowledge society opportunities.
The mission of the university includes international and artistic presence, with one, as the information / knowledge society has global dimensions and career counterpoint in a more intellectual world. Therefore, the university orchestra, big band, jazz choir, the studio theater and art exhibitions are important institutions of the University, which play a prominent role in university life.
The teaching and research profile includes the five faculties in a broadly diversified range of subjects in the humanities, economics, natural sciences and engineering. In several areas, the university graduated to degrees, where the degrees of Bachelor and Master's are awarded. Plays an important role in Paderborn, the teacher training in all these areas.
For the university in university entrance are some special features: In most programs can not only high school graduates but also specialized secondary school graduates and graduates are included.
With about 14 800 students, the campus offers University a manageable size and good study conditions.
We are proud of the good research results of the Paderborn University, taking the example in computer science and engineering in Germany and top positions cut in the other subjects are also very good. The outstanding position in research is enhanced by collaborative research, postgraduate training and the "NRW Graduate School of Dynamic Intelligent Systems", the young researchers from around the world brings to Paderborn.
I Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Department of English and American Studies, Education Department, 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
II 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
III Faculty of Science
Department of Physics, Department of Chemistry, Department of Sports and Health
IV Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Sechzehn Professuren, vier fach- und fakultätsübergreifende Forschungseinrichtungen
V Faculty of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Mathematics
Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Department of Computer Science, Department of Mathematics