Department 3: Information Systems

Paderborn University, the University for the Information Society, is one of the German-speaking world’s leading facilities for Information Systems. We investigate and design socio-technical information systems adapted to the realities of our digital era. With five high-performing research groups in the field of Information Systems, we examine all levels of business operations—from digitally networked people and working groups to digital organisations and networks right up to digital markets. In addition, we also place particular emphasis on the analysis of structured and unstructured data generated by modern socio-technical systems.

With our Bachelor's programme, we offer an excellent and versatile undergraduate education in Information Systems. This programme consistently ranks at the top of the CHE University Ranking. An important locational advantage is the integration of the study programme into the larger Faculty of Business Administration and Economics as well as into the Faculty for Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Mathematics (EIM). As a result, our undergraduate program is characterised by a balanced selection of courses in Management Information Systems, computer science, and economics. With the help of the technical and methodological skills acquired at our university, our graduates lay the foundation for a lifelong successful career in the digital society.

With our interdisciplinary Master's programme in Business Information Systems and the Master's programme in Management Information Systems (MIS), we offer highly diversified, advanced study programmes. The curricula of both programs can be tailored to individual preferences and are particularly well suited for semesters abroad. Thereby, our graduates have all the required qualifications to either occupy leading positions in the digital society or, if desired, pursue an academic career. Our Master's programmes have regularly received excellent CHE rankings.

In our research, we analyse and design information systems as human-task-technology-systems for the benefit of people, organisations and society. We examine the interaction of social structures and information technologies (cognitive object), the interaction of design and analysis (research method), as well as the interaction of basic knowledge and social benefit (research goal). The success of our research is reflected, among other things, in excellent publications, managerial positions in leading organs of publication, third-party-funded research projects, successful cooperations with organisations, and current rankings in our discipline.

We invite you to join us in shaping digital change as students, research associates, or business partners!

Latest news from the Department of Information Systems


ICIS 2022.

In December, this year’s ICIS will take place in Copenhagen and Professor Mirbabaie will participate with two research articles. One explores the motivators for conducting digital detox, particularly regarding knowledge workers, while the other discusses the controversial usage of Persuasive System Design (PSD) that can disadvantage users. Dealing with information and communication technologies (ICT) for an extended period makes knowledge…

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Digital Innovation for Sustainable Development (INNO4S)

Professor Mirbabaie’s recent project focuses on embedding sustainability, digitization, and innovation in his lectures, while providing related teaching materials for other disciplines. Together with Prof. Dr. Tobias Brandt (WWU Münster) and Prof. Dr. Mona Mensmann (University of Cologne), he will develop case studies based on the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations to showcase how digital technologies can provide powerful…

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Recent publications.

Professor Milad Mirbabaie addresses in a recent publication the usage of AI in organizations and the associated uncertainties and fears of job losses among employees. Together with his co-authors he revealed that it is crucial to manage employees' attitudes towards the deployment of an AI-based technology effectively and counteract possible resistance behaviour. This study indicates that the deployment of AI-based technologies does not differ…

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Die Wiederholerprüfung im Modul Grundlagen von Social Media und kooperativen Technologien wird, wie im Prüfungsplan angegeben, am 18.03.2021 von 16-18 Uhr in der Mensa Academica stattfinden. Informationen zum Ablauf (Verhaltensregeln, Einlass, Bearbeitung, Abgabe) werden im PANDA hochgeladen.

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Anmeldungen zum kapazitativ begrenzten Modul M.184.4327 Virtual Reality Experiments - Interaktion in der virtuellen Organisation erfolgen ab 22.02.21 bis zum Ende der ersten Anmeldephase am 12.03.21 über diesen Umfragelink. Die Auswahl erfolgt über den Lehrstuhl.

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Anmeldung zum teilnehmerbegrenzten Modul M.184.3311 Methoden des Social Media Managements

Anmeldungen zum kapazitativ begrenzten Modul M.184.3311 Methoden des Social Media Managements erfolgen ab 22.02.2021 bis zum Ende der ersten Anmeldephase am 12.03.2021 über diesen Link. Die Auswahl erfolgt über den Lehrstuhl, eine Anmeldung nur über Paul ist nicht ausreichend.

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General Information

Lehrpreis der Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften für besonderes Engagement in der Lehre Die Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften schreibt den Lehrpreis für Lehrende aus, um ausgezeichnete Leistungen in der Lehre zu würdigen. Der Preis soll positive Anreize schaffen, sich für eine gute Hochschullehre zu engagieren und zur Stärkung der Qualität in Lehre und Studium an der Universität Paderborn beitragen.  Da der Lehrepreis 2020 im…

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Prof. Dr. Burkhard Hehenkamp, Dr. Christian Bartelheimer, Prof. Dr. Guido Schryen (v.l.)

Dr. Christian Bartelheimer, Akademischer Rat am Lehrstuhl für Betriebliche Informationssysteme, wurde im Rahmen des Fakultätsforschungsworkshops der Fakultät Wirtschaftswissenschaften 2021 vom Paderborner Hochschulkreis e. V. (PHK) für seine herausragende Dissertation mit dem Titel „Digital Service System Transformation: Socio-Technical Reflections on the Prospects and Constraints of Design“ ausgezeichnet.

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Zur Unterstützung der Juniorprofessur Wirtschaftsinformatik, insb. Digital Society, suchen wir zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt zwei neue Studentische Hilfskräfte für unser Team. Der Umfang der Beschäftigung beschränkt sich auf 9 Stunden die Woche. Wenn wir dein Interesse wecken konnten, melde dich gerne bei uns per Email, um weitere Informationen zu erhalten. 

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Department spokesman


ERP-Labor: Entwicklung innovativer Informationssysteme für die digital vernetzte Gesellschaft


Professors and students of Paderborn University as well as company representatives talk about the practical relevance of business information systems at the Paderborn University and what this means in reality.


General information on the subject and studies of business information systems as well as career perspectives is available at