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


Transitioning from school to university can be challenging as it requires first-year students to integrate into a new environment, organise themselves and deal with more responsibility. Presumably, lacking self-organisation and self-responsibility is connected to most premature dropouts occurring in this so-called “transition-in” phase. Considering these problems, there is a mobile app to tackle insufficient student experiences, support learning…

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Recent publications – Digital Responsibility

While proliferating digital technologies provides new opportunities, it also comes with risks as technological development outpaces the corresponding regulatory changes. But, to avoid negative implications, information systems (IS) researchers must first understand the consequences of the digital transformation process to then contribute to its design. In this context, digital responsibility (DR) has the potential to mark a second wave of a…

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INNO4S Workshop

Today’s INNO4S workshop provided the opportunity to discuss the status quo of the INNO4S project, develop new ideas, and thoroughly plan and map out the path for the future. In this project, Professor Mirbabaie, Marie Langer and their colleagues from the University of Münster and the University of Cologne seek to showcase how digital technologies can provide powerful innovations to overcome the central challenges of our time. To successfully…

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Anmeldung zum teilnehmerbegrenzten Modul M.184.3310 Grundlagen von Social Media und kooperativen Technologien

Anmeldungen zum kapazitativ begrenzten Modul M.184.3310 Grundlagen von Social Media und kooperativen Technologien erfolgen ab 14.08.2023 bis zum Ende der ersten Anmeldephase am 08.09.2023 über diesen Link. Dieser wird erst ab diesem Zeitpunkt verfügbar sein. Die Auswahl erfolgt über den Lehrstuhl, eine Anmeldung nur über Paul ist nicht ausreichend.

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Anmeldung zum teilnehmerbegrenzten Modul M.184.3312 Digital Collaboration - Plattformen in der Praxis

Anmeldungen zum kapazitativ begrenzten Modul M.184.3312 Digital Collaboration - Plattformen in der Praxis erfolgen ab 14.08.2023 bis zum Ende der ersten Anmeldephase am 08.09.2023 über diesen Link. Dieser wird erst ab diesem Zeitpunkt verfügbar sein. Die Auswahl erfolgt über den Lehrstuhl, eine Anmeldung nur über Paul ist nicht ausreichend.

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Im Masterstudium Wirtschaftsinformatik und MIS unterstützen Sie die Professoren als Mentoren bei der Gestaltung Ihrer Studieninhalte. Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier

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General Information

Am Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftsinformatik, insb. Betriebliche Informationssysteme, ist zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt eine Stelle im Themenfeld Geschäftsprozessmanagement / Process Mining - Kennziffer 5900  ausgeschrieben. Wir freuen uns auf Ihre Bewerbung.  Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier. 

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Wir suchen ab 01.03.2024 Verstärkung in unserem Team!

Interesse an einer Promotion an einem führenden Wirtschaftsinformatik-Standort?...

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Interesse an einer Promotion in Wirtschaftsinformatik an der Schnittstelle von KI & Energiewende?...

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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