50 years of Paderborn University

Under the motto “Celebrating the future”, we celebrated the anniversary of the Paderborn University together in 2022 – not only with those at the university, but also with the public, the citizens of our region and the city of Paderborn! A colourful programme of numerous events took both young and old on an exciting journey through the cosmos of the Paderborn University. In addition to the five central anniversary events and the other cultural events, the diversity of the Paderborn University was particularly visible via the “50 Mosaics” series of events.


Central anniversary events

Ceremonial opening of the anniversary year

Together with around 200 guests from science, business, politics and other friends, the Paderborn University celebrated the opening of its 50th anniversary year on Sunday 13. March.

Family celebration UPB 50

The Paderborn University used its 50th anniversary to duly thank its employees, who make the university a unique place to work and meet every day.

Ceremony in the City Hall

In 2022, the Paderborn University will celebrate its 50th anniversary. Since its foundation on August 1, 1972 as the Comprehensive Paderborn University, the University has been and continues to be the driving force for further development and innovation of Paderborn as a location for education and business.

Data Society. Opportunity – Responsibility – Innovation

The scientific conference “Data Society. Opportunity – Responsibility – Innovation”, dedicated to the digital transformation of our society, took place from the 20. – 22. September 2022 as part of the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Paderborn University.

UPB 50 Weekender

At the end of the anniversary year, the University once again invited everyone to a very special highlight: The “UPB 50 Weekender”. On three consecutive days,

the biggest campus party to date, a pop concert, a science slam and a stand-up comedy evening took place.

Networked campus since 1972.