We research socio-technical information systems in the digital transformation

Paderborn University with its Information Society University is one of the leading locations for business informatics in the German-speaking world. We analyse and design socio-technical information systems in the digital transformation. With five fully developed chairs in the core area of business informatics, we consider all levels of action - from digitally networked people and groups to digital organisations and networks to digital markets. The analysis of structured and unstructured data is also a particular focus.

„As one of the largest institutes for business informatics in Germany, we research how new information technologies can contribute to economic and social progress.”

Prof. Dr. Guido Schryen,
Spokesperson of the Department



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Our research

As an interface discipline, we analyse how new information technologies can contribute to competitive advantages and social improvements. In interdisciplinary and international teams, we analyse the phenomena of digital transformation holistically and see ourselves as thought leaders in the digital society.

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Re­search pro­jects

In addition to excellence projects in basic research, we regularly carry out application-orientated collaborative projects with companies and institutions. We successfully collaborate with individuals, research institutions and companies worldwide in EU projects and international networks.


A large number of publications in renowned journals and conferences attest to the excellence of our research. We are also committed to the interests of our research discipline as editors for journals, organisers of conference tracks and workshops and as reviewers.


Our PRIME research colloquium acts as a platform for networking with leading international researchers in information systems and with promising young researchers.

Sci­entif­ic ca­reer

Become part of our team and take the opportunity to develop personally and work on exciting research projects.

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Study & Teaching

With the Bachelor's degree programme in Business Information Systems in Paderborn, you will lay the foundation for a successful lifelong career in the digital society. In the Master's degree programme in Business Information Systems, you will develop the latest IT to realise strategic competitive advantages. On the Master's degree programme in Management Information Systems, you will shape the digital transformation of our economy and society with a focus on economics.

Business Information Systems courses are an important (elective) component of the Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes offered by the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics. Students can not only choose individual courses here, but often also specialise in the field of business informatics.

B. Sc. Business Informatics

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M. Sc. Business Informatics

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M. Sc. Management Information Systems

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Das Social & Data-Intensive Computing Lab ist mit leistungsstarken Workstations ausgestattet und ermöglicht Studierenden, im Rahmen von Modulen oder Abschlussarbeiten komplexe Berechnungen durchzuführen.


Mit seinen hochmodernen Computerarbeitsplätzen und dem Konferenzbereich stellt das ERP-Lab sowohl Studierenden als auch Forscher*innen einen kreativen Arbeitsraum auf dem technisch neuesten Stand zur Verfügung, den wir für Besprechungen, Projektarbeiten, Präsentationen, Kolloquien und andere Lehrveranstaltungen nutzen.



Get in touch with us!

Prof. Dr. Guido Schryen

Management Information Systems and Operations Research

Room Q2.463
Paderborn University
Warburger Str. 100
33098 Paderborn

Office hours

Consultation by appointment only! Please contact Mrs. Carina Uhde (carina.uhde@upb.de).