Pro­grams, op­por­tun­it­ies and sup­port for pro­fess­ors

Paderborn University employs a high proportion of female professors compared to the rest of Germany and is committed to further increasing the numbers here.

Through its Dual Career Service, Paderborn University provides advice and support for newly appointed professors and their families.

Paderborn University professors are offered coaching, to help them reflect on where they are currently at in their career and explore options for their individual career development, with professional support.

A key step for increasing numbers of women in professorships in the long term is to encourage female early-career researchers and junior academics into an academic career. The university has set up a number of different mentoring programs aimed at this.

You can find information on the “Female Professors in Portrait” book (from 2012) and short film “Female Professors at Paderborn University” here.

Paderborn University offers professors the opportunity to leverage professional one-on-one coaching. The coaching programme is carried out by the Staff Development team at Paderborn University (SG 4.5).

For further information on this, click this link.

Find further information about the annual group here​​​​​.


Paderborn University provides advice and support for newly appointed professors and highly-qualified early-career researchers and junior academics and their families.

You can find more detailed information on this here.

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.