Keeping an eye on the next generation, keeping an eye on the future

For more than 50 years, the "Universitätsgesellschaft Paderborn - Verein der Freunde und Förderer der Paderborn University e. V." (UG) has been promoting projects by academic staff and professors, supporting student projects and honouring exceptional achievements by students and graduates.

Our members are young academics, UPB professors and staff, private individuals from the city and region as well as small, medium and large local and regional companies and organisations. All members have one thing in common: they feel connected to the University and are enthusiastic about Paderborn as a university location.

We would be delighted if you became part of the network. We have compiled all the information about membership below, and you can find a membership application here or in the UG flyer.

Be­come a mem­ber of the Uni­ver­sity So­ci­ety Pader­born

The membership fee for personal memberships is at least 30 euros per year, companies pay a fee from 100 euros. You are welcome to adjust the amount of the membership fee individually and pay a higher fee.

You can find more basic information about the UG in the statutes of 22 June 2005 and in the overview of the board members.

Please download the application for membership, fill it out and send it by e-mail to or by post to Universitätsgesellschaft Paderborn, Warburger Str. 100, 33098 Paderborn.

Note: The UG is recognised as a non-profit organisation. We issue donation receipts for membership fees and donations of more than 300 euros. For donations of less than 300 euros, a simplified proof (bank statement, booking confirmation of the bank transfer, deposit slip) is sufficient for the tax office.

Finance a part - support the whole!

The University Society supports:

  • excellent graduates and international students
  • conferences, special courses and excursions
  • charitable activities on campus
  • academic publications and anthologies
  • University cultural events and panel discussions
  • outstanding students, e.g. through scholarships and financial aid.

Every funding year is unique. Our annual reviews give you an insight into the variety of UG projects funded: Review 2022 | 2021 | Corona Aid Fund

We present more news about our activities in the news overview.

You would like to make a one-off donation? The bank details of our non-profit association are:

  • University Society Paderborn
  • Volksbank Paderborn-Höxter-Detmold eG
  • IBAN: DE08472601218702690700
  • Gläubiger-ID: DE30ZZZ00000649717

Note: The UG is recognised as a non-profit organisation. We issue donation receipts for membership fees and donations of more than 300 Euros. For donations of less than 300 Euros, a simplified proof (bank statement, booking confirmation of the bank transfer, deposit slip) is sufficient for the tax office.

As a member, you can display your organisation's connection to UPB on your website. Use our web banners to inform your business partners, customers and friends about your commitment.

The following formats are available:

Prof. Dr An­dreas Siebe, Chair­man

"I myself am an alumnus of Paderborn University, having studied and worked on campus. My time as a student was very formative for my professional development and many friendships go back to this time.

With my involvement in the University Society, I have found a way to give something back to the University as well as to strengthen Paderborn as a business location. This is made possible by the commitment of our members, whom I thank very much for their support. I am happy about every new member - about memberships from private individuals and companies from the city and the region."

Dr Monika Wal­ter, Deputy Chair­per­son

"I have been following the development of Paderborn University - especially in the field of computer science - with enthusiasm for many years. The topics of science and research are particularly important to me. Also in view of the fact that our society must continue to educate itself throughout life - in the professional and private fields.

Good education and innovative research will continue to gain in importance. In this context, UPB is an important source of impetus that has been successfully impacting the region and beyond for decades."

Applications, prizes, scholarships and UG news

Notes on the application

You would like to submit an application for funding to the Universitätsgesellschaft Paderborn. We have compiled all the information you need on how to apply.

Notes at a glance

Prizes and scholarships

Portrait of the award winners

News and dates

UG News at a glance

UG boards at a glance

Commitment to UPB

History of UPB support societies

50 years of tradition

Karsten Pohl, Treas­urer

"With its 18,000 students, the university is an important beacon in our region. With its wide-ranging profile, it radiates out into society, strengthens the economy and promotes the future viability of our home.

By becoming a member of the Paderborn University Society, you are therefore not only showing your solidarity with our university, you are also making an important contribution to the further development of East Westphalia-Lippe."

Wolfgang Wal­ter, Sec­ret­ary

"The university contributes to the quality of life in the city and region and creates an attractive environment for businesses. With its diverse offerings, it also enriches our city culturally. Helping to shape these projects on a small scale through targeted support is a meaningful and beautiful task.

We include people from business, society, politics and the university. Become an ambassador for the University as well - as a member of the Paderborn University Society".


Alexandra Dickhoff, M.A.

Paderborn University

Room F1.322
Paderborn University
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33102 Paderborn