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


The increased use of renewable energies promotes decarbonization and raises the load on power distribution networks, forcing responsible distribution network operators to re-evaluate and re-design their networks. In this study, we focus on infrastructural decomposition, where the distribution network is decomposed into multiple parts and planning problems, which are then optimized separately. Based on empirical requirements from literature and…

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Das Projektkonsortium beim Kick-Off Termin auf dem Software Innovation Campus der Universität Paderborn (SICP)

Start des BMBF Projektes ChangeWorkAROUND

Industrie 4.0 – Wandlungsfähigkeit von Unternehmen in der Wertschöpfung von morgen

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Objectivity is an essential feature of the selection process in hiring. While human decision-making tends to lack consistent objectivity, AI-based systems provide the opportunity to make selection processes more objective and fairer by mitigating human biases that could cause discrimination. In this work, Professor Mirbabaie investigates the AI-based system’s impact on humans’ hiring decisions and how an Explainable AI (XAI) approach could…

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Wir freuen uns bekannt zu geben, dass wir im WiSe 2021 erneut die ERCIS Business Process Management Winter School anbieten.

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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 09.08.2021 bis zum Ende der ersten Anmeldephase am 03.09.2021 über diesen Link. 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 09.08.2021 bis zum Ende der ersten Anmeldephase am 03.09.2021 über diesen Link. Die Auswahl erfolgt über den Lehrstuhl, eine Anmeldung nur über Paul ist nicht ausreichend.

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General Information

Zur Unterstützung der Juniorprofessur Wirtschaftsinformatik, insb. Digital Society, suchen wir zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt eine*n wissenschaftliche*n Mitarbeiter*in. Weitere Informationen entnehmen Sie bitte der Ausschreibung. Wenn wir Ihr Interesse wecken konnten, bewerben Sie sich gerne bei uns per Email. 

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Um die Zusammenarbeit zwischen Wirtschaft und Wissenschaft zu stärken und einen Einblick in die Forschung zu bieten, lädt der SICP – Software Innovation Campus Paderborn am 02. Juni dieses Jahres zum 4. SICP-Symposium mit dem Thema „Sustainable Innovation“ ein. Es erwarten Sie spannende Vorträge, eine Podiumsdiskussion und Workshops mit Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftlern, den SICP-Mitgliedsunternehmen und Partnern des SICP u.a. zu den…

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SICP Students' Day am 26. April 2022

Am Dienstag, den 26. April 2022, findet der SICP Students' Day - das Karriereforum des Software Innovation Campus Paderborn (SICP) und seiner Mitgliedsunternehmen - für Studierende statt. Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier. 

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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