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Paderborn University

With its approximately 70 degree programmes in the fields of technology, engineering, natural sciences, economics and cultural studies as well as teaching, Paderborn University offers a broad range of academic training at a high level. The university is also particularly attractive for students because it is a campus university: short distances between lecture halls and facilities, modern student halls of residence directly on campus and a city centre within walking distance characterise university life. As a university town rich in tradition, the city of Paderborn also has a lot to offer: Ten percent of the inhabitants are students - this has a positive impact on the cultural, recreational and sports offerings.


15 Facts about Paderborn University

  1. In the winter semester 2019/20, around 20,300 students were enrolled at the university.
  2. A total of approximately 70 Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes are offered at the University of Paderborn.
  3. Almost half of the students come from the Ostwestfalen-Lippe region (47%).
  4. Approximately 35% of all students at the University of Paderborn are studying to become teachers.
  5. The university library records more than 1.2 million personal visits per year.
  6. The university has around 2,500 employees.
  7. In 2011, 1,920,000 ml of liquid soap, 13,059,072 paper towels and 31,680,000 sheets of toilet paper were consumed.
  8. Since November 2009, the campus radio station L'UniCo has been broadcasting in the city area on the FM frequency 89.4 MHz.
  9. Each semester, about 2,000 courses have to be distributed among 75 seminar rooms and 30 lecture halls.
  10. The Studierendenwerk offers 1,480 places in halls of residence.
  11. The Student Union (AStA) organises the annual AStA Summer Festival, which regularly attracts around 14,000 visitors.
  12. The Studierendenwerk sells 2,400 cups of coffee (around 600 litres) every day in the Caféte and the GrillCafé.
  13. The refectory in Paderborn serves up to 4,000 meals per day with an opening time of 2 hours and 45 minutes.
  14. The university uses a total area of 380,200 m² - the equivalent of about 46 football fields.
  15. The university is located at an altitude of approx. 208 m above sea level.

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