50 Years of Paderborn University – a cause for celebration!

This page gives you an overview of the broad range of events with which we will be celebrating our anniversary year. Besides the five central anniversary events, the “50 Mosaics” series is the core element of the celebrations and visualises the diversity of Paderborn University. You are invited to accompany our staff, scientists and students – the creative minds behind the programme – throughout a fascinating year of activities for young and old, which will give you a first-hand insight into the world of study, research and life on campus. In addition, you can look forward to cultural highlights such as the traditional AStA (General Student Committee) Summer Festival, or a 70s musical especially written for the anniversary. Enjoy concerts, workshops, panel discussions, lectures, presentations, film showings, field or lab experiments, performances, exhibitions, sports, games, and much more. Have a look!

N.B.: The programme will be updated constantly. The registration link can be found on the corresponding event page. 

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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.

Thank you dear employees.