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Paderborn University, International Relations Office
Paderborn University, International Relations Office

Would you like to expand your international network or simply get in touch with international colleagues in an informal setting? If so, join our International Coffee Break – a networking event offered by the Welcome Services for International Researchers and Employees! Curious? We will be meeting on the second Thursday of every month at 2:30 p.m. in front of Bona Vista café in the foyer of UPB’s cafeteria. No registration necessary! Just come…

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The Welcome Services would like to continue the successful Get-Together event series by organising a hike followed by a picnic on Friday, 21 June 2024 after work. You are cordially invited to pack food and picnic blankets and join us at 17:00. You will have the opportunity to get to know your colleagues in an informal setting, spend the afternoon together and share your prepared food during the picnic. The meeting point will be on campus, in…

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Paderborn University's staff development team warmly invites all new employees to their welcome event. During the event, you will get to know your university and meet important contact persons at the info market. The next event will take place on 13 May from 11 am until 1 pm. The event will be held in German. You can register on the website of HR Development. For international employees, a short welcome session (approx. 30 minutes) in English…

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Foto: Anna-Marina Vogt, Universität Paderborn

The Welcome Services for international researchers and employees regularly organise networking opportunities for international university members. For the second time, the team, which is part of the International Relations Office, organised a Get-Together for international researchers in the International Meeting Centre of the Jenny Aloni-Guest House. The after-work event on 8 March brought together 15 researchers to get to know their…

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The German language courses for international employees are starting again in February and March 2024. For those of you who would like to participate, you can find further information here. Please note that registrations need to be made as soon as possible.

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The Philipp Schwartz Initiative of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation enables universities, universities of applied sciences and other research institutions in Germany to host researchers at risk on the basis of a full fellowship. The 14th call for nominations has just been launched and applications for funding to support threatened researchers are now possible. Scholars from non-EU countries exposed to significant and acute individual risks…

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Foto: Elena Cardinale, Universität Paderborn

Many stakeholders at Paderborn University are involved in the diverse internationalisation activities of the university. At the International Tuesdays, all interested members of UPB can learn more about the international activities. There is room for the exchange of ideas, experiences and best practices as well as networking opportunities. As part of the event series, a get-together for international researchers and employees during the lunch…

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We cordially invite you to take part in our get-together during the lunch break on 06 February 2024 with hot drinks, snacks, information, entertainment and a small challenge with prizes. As part of the "International Tuesdays", we are organising an "International's Tuesday" get-together for all international researchers and employees of Paderborn University. After a brief overview of UPB's services for international university members, you will…

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The German language courses for international employees are starting again in January 2024. For those of you who would like to participate, you can find further information here. Please note that registrations need to be made as soon as possible.

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We are delighted to offer a free guided tour of Paderborn city centre in cooperation with the German language courses for international employees.  The group tour in English language will take place on 02 December 2023 at 12 noon and we will meet in front of the Rathaus Paderborn (at the town hall fountain). Afterwards we would like to invite you to visit the Christmas market together. Because the number of participants is limited, registration…

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On 14 November 2023, Paderborn University will offer the online-workshop "Navigating an International Academic Career: Challenges, Risks, Opportunities." International academic careers present a particular set of challenges, risks and opportunities. This workshop allows you to understand them more fully, to discuss them with other internationally minded researchers and scientists and to apply them to your own situation. The workshop also…

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At the end of September, the department for German as a Second/Foreign Language is offering a special "Skills Training Speaking" programme for the newly arrived among the international employees: From September 26 to 29, there will be a total of 8 modules (one and a half hours each) under the title "Arriving in Paderborn".  These can be booked individually depending on the interest and time possibilities of your international employees. You can…

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In April, the Staff Development Department launched a pilot project with the TwentyOneSkills digital e-learning platform. The platform offers a wide range of online courses for qualification in central competence areas. All courses are specially designed for target groups in research and science management. The first two groups have now been using the offer and we are very pleased to be able to offer further rounds. The next round will start at…

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From 22 to 30 July, the Libori fair will take place in Paderborn. It is considered Paderborn’s “Fifth Season” and is one of the oldest and largest fairs in Germany, tracing back to the year 836. It brings a unique mixture of ecclesiastical ceremony and festivities to the city including a funfair and cultural events. The Welcome Services team would like to invite you to visit the fair together next Monday, 24 July. We are going to meet up at 6 p.…

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During the International Tuesdays Anna-Marina Vogt and Henriette Seeliger from Welcome Services will introduce the different offers supporting international researchers and their hosts. These include for example the support for international researchers in the organisation of everyday life, networking opportunities and support for hosts with general questions regarding the organisation of research visits. The session will take place on 23 May…

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