PACE - Paderborn Center for Advanced Studies


Allow us to introduce you to PACE, the Paderborn University institute that organizes our three-year PhD programs in business research, economics, informatics, mathematics, mechanical and electrical engineering,  natural sciences, sociology, psychology and social and educational sciences. Paderborn University was one of the first institutions in Germany to offer international students fully funded PhD programs in English, and to combine these with organized cultural events and soft skill training. Since the year 2001, our expertise has grown in guiding doctoral researchers towards their degrees within an average of 38 months. We are very proud of our numerous outstanding alumni from all over the globe.

The following webpages should give you a good impression of who we are and why Paderborn would be an excellent place for you to complete your PhD. We are looking for the most talented students to join us in furthering our innovative scientific research. Feel free to contact us with your questions, and be sure to explore the further information on our website.

We hope to meet you in Paderborn soon!


Managing Director

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Prof. Dr. Eckhard Steffen

PACE - Paderborn Center for Advanced Studies


E-Mail schreiben +49 5251 60-6681

Managing Assistant