Ini­tial fund­ing for PhDs

To provide initial funding for female graduates wishing to pursue a PhD, Paderborn University has set up a staff appropriations pool. This helps the best female graduates in a given graduation year fund their PhD through an academic staff position for a period of up to one year. Students who receive this funding have until the end of this one-year period to secure further funding (scholarship, application for a research project). 

Information is available at: Directive on the allocation of funding within the framework of the Equality Concept – Grant Line 1: Provision of an academic staff position/staff appropriations pool for female graduates



Central Equal Opportunities Officer
Room: E2.103
Phone: 05251/60-3724
Email: irmgard.pilgrim(at)uni-paderborn(dot)de

audit family-friendly…

On 22 November 2005, Paderborn University was the first university in NRW to be awarded the designation of “family-friendly university”.


Paderborn University has received the TOTAL E-QUALITY Award for their equality-oriented Human Resources policies.

Diversity Charter

Paderborn University signed the Diversity Charter in October 2011. Additional information can be found here.

audit vielfaltsgerechte…

Das Kuratorium der berufundfamilie erteilt zum 15. März 2023 das Zertifikat zum audit vielfaltsgerechte hochschule an die Universität Paderborn.