“Paderborn has the best of both worlds: the city is small enough to be green and relaxing, so that you can focus on your research, but Paderborn is large enough to provide all you need in terms of entertainment and student life. The international student community is extremely diverse which gives a great opportunity for cross-cultural exchange.” – Indrava Roy, PACE PhD-student
Our university town is located in the heart of Germany and has a rich history dating back to Stone Age settlements. Paderborn was the location for historic events such as the publication of the first book against witch hunting in 1630, and the establishment of the oldest Westphalian university in 1614. Paderborn is now a modern city with a young population. High-tech industry and medieval buildings exist here side by side. It is home to a wide range of attractions: from the world’s largest computer museum, to lively cafes and festivals, to parks and forests.
Our city hosts a variety of global businesses that are headquartered in Paderborn and surroundings. Most of these cooperate with university research projects. Paderborn excels in the computer and electronic industries, mechanical engineering, machine tool and structural steel engineering, furniture making, and food processing.