Ad­vis­ory Board

The Advisory Board advises and oversees the University Executive Board according to § 21 Higher Education Act of NRW. As the central governing body, it has to approve certain strategic decisions made by the Executive Board. It further provides statements and expresses recommendations in matters related to research, art, teaching and studying that are of importance to the entire university, central organizational units or of general concern. Furthermore, the Ministry for Culture and Science NRW has delegated some of the responsibility as the highest service authority to the Advisory Board. The Advisory Board of Paderborn University consists of nine members.

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Brautmeier

Chairman of the Advisory Board
Former vice-president of the Media Council of East-Belgium,
Honorary professor at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf.

Andreas Speith

Stellvertretender Vorsitzender des Hochschulrats
Geschäftsführer der Westfalen Weser Netz GmbH.

Prof. Dr. Rita Burrichter

Prof. Dr. Rita Burrichter

Professor of Practical Theology at the Institute of Catholoic Theology of Paderborn University.

Elisabeth Ewen

Vorständin für Personal, Unternehmenskultur und Recht der Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft e. V.

Dr. Doreen Hartmann

Leiterin der Abteilung Ausstellungen am Deutschen Hygiene-Museum Dresden mit den Arbeitsschwerpunkten u.a. in der interdisziplinären Wissensvermittlung, Nachhaltigkeit, Diversität und Digitalisierung.

Dr.-Ing. Steffen Jesinghausen

Senior researcher at the Particle Technology Group (Paderborn University), spokesman of the academic mid-Level staff at Paderborn University.


Prof. Dr. Holger Karl

Leiter der Gruppe „Internet Technology and Softwarization“ am Hasso-Plattner-Institut der Universität Potsdam.

Prof. Dr. Urška Kosi

Professorin für Betriebswirtschaftslehre, insbesondere externes Rechnungswesen und Wirtschaftsprüfung an der Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften.

Prof. Dr. Christine Silberhorn

Professor for Integrated Quantum Optics, member of the German National Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina), member of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts.



4th session: Friday, December 1st, 2023 (Agenda in German)

5th session: Friday March 1st, 2024


Information about each session (Content in German)

Annual Reports

Rechenschaftsbericht 06/2022 bis 05/2023 (PDF, 197 KB)

Rechenschaftbericht 06/2021 bis 05/2022 (PDF, 2,7 MB)

Rechenschaftsbericht 06/2020 bis 05/2021 (PDF, 1,7 MB)

Rechenschaftsbericht 06/2019 bis 05/2020 (PDF, 1,6 MB)

Rechenschaftsbericht 06/2018 bis 05/2019 (PDF, 16 MB)

Rechenschaftsbericht 06/2017 bis 05/2018 (PDF, 1457 KB)

Rechenschaftsbericht 06/2016 bis 06/2017 (PDF, 1094 KB)

Rechenschaftsbericht 06/2015 bis 05/2016 (PDF…


Second change of rule of procedure 23 February 2023 (PDF, 196 KB)

Change of rule of procedure 10 July 2018­ (PDF, 232 KB)

Rule of procedure, 6 September 2016 (PDF, 96 KB)

(Content in German)

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