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Wed., 07/13/2022
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Lecture series

50 Years of Paderborn University. A university in our region

Event organizer:Prof. Dr. Rainer Pöppinghege – Zeitgeschichte

Location: O1, Universität Paderborn
Address: Warburger Str. 100, 33098 Paderborn

How to get here.

In August 1972, the socialist-liberal state government of North Rhine-Westphalia – and in particular the then Minister of Science Johannes Rau from the socialist SPD – opened the five newly created Polytechnics in Duisburg, Essen, Siegen, Paderborn and Wuppertal in a marathon series of ceremonies lasting a whole week. These projects were the product of educational reforms whose purpose was to provide practice-oriented, integrated courses of study and create social equality through improved access to higher education. At the same time, they were regarded as forward-looking locations that would enhance and enrich provincial regions that had previously been structurally disadvantaged.
The lectures are devoted to illuminating various aspects and viewpoints of the institutional history of Paderborn University and its firm footing in the city and the region. At the same time, they will attempt to take stock of recent political developments related to higher education in the Federal Republic of Germany.

Every Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. | The lecture series is explicitly aimed at all interested parties.