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Participation in external continuing education

Paderborn University employees can participate in courses and events held by external continuing education providers. Some providers have co-operation agreements with the university, thereby enabling free participation.


Organisational information

Registration, secondment and funding

The costs for external continuing education must be borne by the organisational unit in which the staff member is employed. However, free participation is possible with some providers (see below).

If you would like to participate in an external continuing education or training course, please register yourself for your desired course (exceptions see below: HüF, Mont-Cenis).

Continuing education and training courses are not accounted for as a business trip, rather are organised via a secondment. For your secondment, please send the provider’s booking confirmation by e-mail to Training. We’ll then create a secondment for you, a copy of which will be sent directly to the Travel Expenses Office. You will need to submit a claim for your travel expenses after the continuing education or training course in the same way as for a business trip (please select the G/L account option “Fortbildungsreise/ Travel for continuing education and training” on the travel expenses claim form).

Free courses for Paderborn University employees

HüF - Hochschulübergreifende Fortbildung NRW

At Hochschulübergreifende Fortbildung NRW (HüF) in Hagen, university employees can take part in a wide range of free continuing education courses. In addition, regular opportunities are available for North Rhine-Westphalia universities to share experiences in various administrative areas.

Subject areas Universities for beginners, human resources, student and academic affairs, finance, property management, development and planning, leadership, IT, data protection, methodological skills, marketing/public relations/alumni, research funding/third-party funding/technology transfer/patents
Registration procedure

Registration with HüF is a 2-step procedure.

1. Pre-registration online with HüF: Choose your desired HüF course and register online using the relevant form. This pre-registers you with HüF.

2. Step 2 is your actual registration, which you complete via Internal Continuing Education. Once you’ve completed your online registration, you’ll automatically be sent a filled-in PDF. Please forward this document to Internal Continuing Education via your superior. We’ll then take care of your final registration with HüF, inform you when you’re admitted to the course and organise your secondment for you.


Akademie Mont-Cenis: Training academy of the Ministry of the Interior of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

University employees can also take part in training courses at the training academy of the Ministry of the Interior of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (Akademie Mont-Cenis)

Subject areas Administration management, law, communication, press and public relations, diversity management, methodological skills, health and personal development etc.
Registration procedure

Please registrate directly via Mont-Cenis online platform. After your registration, we will confirm your registration with Mont-Cenis. You will be informered when you are admitted to the course. We’ll then organise your secondment for you.

Please note: Register as early as possible, as places are limited and courses often oversubscribed.

Further external continuing education and training providers

provider Fields Target groups

European Academy for Taxes, Economics and Law

e.g. university administration & research, finance, taxes, law & auditing, public procurement law, EU state aid rules, communication, IT & data protection

Mainly administrative staff

IHK-Akademie Ostwestfalen GmbH (IHK Academy East Westphalia)

e.g. digitalisation, finance, IT skills, leadership, marketing, law, quality

All employees

PIW Training & Beratung GmbH

e.g. labour law, leadership, classification, staff recruitment and selection, team development

All employees

Studieninstitut Westfalen Lippe (Westphalia-Lippe Institute of Higher Education - StiWL)

General administration, leadership, methods, social skills, IT skills

Mainly administrative staff

Zentrum für Wissenschaftsmanagement e.V. (Centre for Science and Research Management - ZWM)

Science and research management, management, communication, human resources, finance, law, research

Academic staff/Science and Research Management

Centre for Higher Education (CHE)

Science and research management, leadership, strategy

Academic staff/Science and Research Management/managers

Zentrum für Bibliotheks- und Informationswissenschaftliche Weiterbildung (Centre for continuing education in libraries and information sciences - ZBIW)

Library-specific training courses

Library staff

Internationale DAAD-Akademie (International German Academic Exchange Service - iDA)

Internationalisation, digitalisation, language courses

All employees


training and qualification relating to handling intellectual property (IP)

All employees

Anzeige einer externen Weiterbildung und Beantragung einer Abordnung

Zustimmung des/der Vorgesetzten

ODER (bei Finanzierung der Reisekosten aus Haushalts- oder freien Drittmitteln)

In beiden Fällen von abweichenden AOs notwendig:

Declaration of consent *

The University for the Information Society