International Relations Office


Internationalisation is a cross-sectional task that affects all areas of Paderborn University and is supported by a large number of actors in the faculties, in the administration, and on the executive board. The International Relations Office is the central coordinating unit for international affairs at Paderborn University. In addition to the strategic development and expansion of international relations, as well as the organisation and implementation of central international projects, it is also responsible for the support of international (guest) researchers and international alumni. The International Relations Office is assigned to the Vice President for International Relations.

International students can contact the International Office. Please click >here<

Paderborn University aims at connecting the different areas of study and teaching, research and administration, and promotes communication and information about central internationalisation measures through a variety of offers. For example, a project group "Internationalisation and Digitisation" was set up, which meets regularly and discusses the latest developments regarding internationalisation at UPB. The event series "International Tuesdays" provides regular information about the numerous individual actors and measures of internationalisation at the university during the lecture period.

The Welcome Services at Paderborn University support international (guest) researchers and employees, as well as their UPB hosts, in the process of preparing and organising their visit at UPB.

→ Welcome Services

Keeping in touch with international graduates and alumni is important to UPB and an integral part of its strategic development. One of the tasks of the International Relations Office is to establish and expand an international alumni network with the goal to create a lively UPB community that spans countries and generations from which everyone can benefit - for life.

→ The portal for UPB alumni can be found here.

The International Relations Office is also responsible for the coordination and implementation of various international projects. For example, Paderborn University has joined forces with six other European higher education institutions to form the higher education alliance COLOURS in 2021 and is planning totake part in the HRK audit "Internationalisation of Higher Education Institutions." It also works closely with numerous actors in the field of internationalisation, not only at UPB. This includes, for example, the "Campus OWL" liaison office in New York City.

Further information on the various projects or cooperations can be found here:


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Tibor Werner Szolnoki

International Relations Office

Head of International Relations Office

Write email +49 5251 60-5081

International Projects and Alumni

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Nicola Weinert

International Relations Office

International Projects and Alumni Relations Coordinator

Write email +49 5251 60-5084

Assistant to the Vice President

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Davina Stiller

Paderborn University

Assistant to the vice president for international relations

Write email +49 5251 60-2328

Welcome Services

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Anna-Marina Vogt

International Relations Office

Welcome Services for International Researchers and Employees

Write email +49 5251 60-5085


International Tuesdays

More information here.

Mailing list registration

Register here to receive the latest information about developments and events in UPB's international relations!


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