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Childcare at the University of Paderborn

The University of Paderborn provides a variety of childcare options for parents who work or study at the university in order to support them in combining family responsibilities and studies. The links below offer more information about individual possibilities.

Emergency and Short-Term Childcare (PUKi)

Children between the ages of one and twelve years old with a parent or guardian at the university can be looked after in short-term childcare by qualified childcare specialists, free of charge.

Additional information about short-term childcare PUKi can be found in the brochure “Paderborner Uni Kids” in German here.

Summer and Holiday Camps for Kids

Since 1999, summer and holiday camps have been offered directly on campus for children with a parent/guardian at the university. The camps are designed so that they can not only solve parental difficulties for employees and students, but also such that they can offer children a glimpse and encourage their curiosity about and enjoyment of engineering and the hard sciences at an early age.

Additional information about summer and holiday camps can be found here.


Day Care Center MS-Kunigunde

The Day Care Center MS-Kunigunde, run by the Student Affairs Office (Studentenwerk) Paderborn, has offered childcare places since 10 Jan 1994 for children of Paderborn students from four months old to six years old.

Additional information about the MS-Kunigunde can be found here.

Assistance in Finding Care Options

The Equal Opportunities Officer and the Family Services Office are happy to support you in your search to find suitable childcare options for your child or children.

Additional information can be found under the following link.

Project Group „Studying with Children“

This link will redirect you to the Project Group “Studying with Children”.



Dipl.-Päd. Barbara Pickhardt

Raum: E2.101
Tel.: 05251/60-3725
E-Mail: barbara.pickhardt(at)uni-paderborn(dot)de


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Funding within the framework of the Equal Opportunity Concept

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Info & Consultation: Sexualized Discrimination and Sexual Assault
audit family-friendly university

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.

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