For more than 50 years, the "Universitätsgesellschaft Paderborn - Verein der Freunde und Förderer der Paderborn University e. V." (UG) has been promoting projects by academic staff and professors, supporting student projects and honouring exceptional achievements by students and graduates.
Our members are young academics, UPB professors and staff, private individuals from the city and region as well as small, medium and large local and regional companies and organisations. All members have one thing in common: they feel connected to the University and are enthusiastic about Paderborn as a university location.
We would be delighted if you became part of the network. We have compiled all the information about membership below, and you can find a membership application here or in the UG flyer.
The membership fee for personal memberships is at least 30 euros per year, companies pay a fee from 100 euros. You are welcome to adjust the amount of the membership fee individually and pay a higher fee.
Note: The UG is recognised as a non-profit organisation. We issue donation receipts for membership fees and donations of more than 300 euros. For donations of less than 300 euros, a simplified proof (bank statement, booking confirmation of the bank transfer, deposit slip) is sufficient for the tax office.
Finance a part - support the whole!
The University Society supports:
- excellent graduates and international students
- conferences, special courses and excursions
- charitable activities on campus
- academic publications and anthologies
- University cultural events and panel discussions
- outstanding students, e.g. through scholarships and financial aid.
We present more news about our activities in the news overview.
You would like to make a one-off donation? The bank details of our non-profit association are:
- University Society Paderborn
- Volksbank Paderborn-Höxter-Detmold eG
- IBAN: DE08472601218702690700
- BIC: DGPBDE3MXXX
- Gläubiger-ID: DE30ZZZ00000649717
Note: The UG is recognised as a non-profit organisation. We issue donation receipts for membership fees and donations of more than 300 Euros. For donations of less than 300 Euros, a simplified proof (bank statement, booking confirmation of the bank transfer, deposit slip) is sufficient for the tax office.
As a member, you can display your organisation's connection to UPB on your website. Use our web banners to inform your business partners, customers and friends about your commitment.
The following formats are available:
"I myself am an alumnus of Paderborn University, having studied and worked on campus. My time as a student was very formative for my professional development and many friendships go back to this time.
With my involvement in the University Society, I have found a way to give something back to the University as well as to strengthen Paderborn as a business location. This is made possible by the commitment of our members, whom I thank very much for their support. I am happy about every new member - about memberships from private individuals and companies from the city and the region."
"I have been following the development of Paderborn University - especially in the field of computer science - with enthusiasm for many years. The topics of science and research are particularly important to me. Also in view of the fact that our society must continue to educate itself throughout life - in the professional and private fields.
Good education and innovative research will continue to gain in importance. In this context, UPB is an important source of impetus that has been successfully impacting the region and beyond for decades."
"With its 18,000 students, the university is an important beacon in our region. With its wide-ranging profile, it radiates out into society, strengthens the economy and promotes the future viability of our home.
By becoming a member of the Paderborn University Society, you are therefore not only showing your solidarity with our university, you are also making an important contribution to the further development of East Westphalia-Lippe."
"The university contributes to the quality of life in the city and region and creates an attractive environment for businesses. With its diverse offerings, it also enriches our city culturally. Helping to shape these projects on a small scale through targeted support is a meaningful and beautiful task.
We include people from business, society, politics and the university. Become an ambassador for the University as well - as a member of the Paderborn University Society".