50 years of Paderborn University

Our motto for 2022 is #WirFeiernZukunft – Celebrating the future – and we are delighted to be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of Paderborn University together – together at the University, but also together with all our friends and partners! This year, you are invited to join us at a rich and colourful series of events and on an exciting journey through the UPB cosmos. Come and enjoy our five central anniversary celebrations, our event series “50 Mosaics” and other cultural highlights. All in all, you can look forward to a broad, diverse programme of concerts, workshops, panel discussions, lectures, presentations, film shows, experiments in the field and in the lab, performances, exhibitions, sports fixtures, games and much, much more.


Anniversary events

Anniversary Year Grand Opening

The Grand Opening event of our anniversary year – 50 Years of Paderborn University – takes place in the Audimax on 13 March 2022. This event was originally planned as a New Year’s Reception, but was postponed to March because of the pandemic.

Family Festival UPB 50

We want to say “Thank you!” to our committed employees for their profound work and dedication.

Our 50th anniversary is the ideal opportunity to say a heartfelt, well earned “Thank you!” to all the employees who – day in, day out – ensure that our university is a special, unique meeting-place, so our entire staff and their families are invited to an open-air Family Festival at the end of August.

Data Society. Opportunity – Responsibility – Innovation

As part of Paderborn University’s 50th anniversary celebrations, the scientific convention “Data Society. Opportunity – Responsibility – Innovation”, which addresses the issue of the digital transformation of our society, will take place from 20 - 22 September 2022.

UPB 50 Weekender

Here comes the weekend and TGIF! To make sure our anniversary year ends on a high note, we will be turning the campus into a special event location.

Networked campus since 1972.