Overall responsibility

This website is published by the University of Paderborn. The University of Paderborn is a statutory body and an institution of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. The University is legally represented by its President, Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Schäfer, who carries the overall responsibility for this website:

President of the University of Paderborn
Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Schäfer
University of Paderborn
Warburger Str. 100
33098 Paderborn, Germany
Phone: +49-5251-600 (central switchboard)

University of Paderborn’s VAT No: DE 811209907

The competent supervisory authority for University of Paderborn is the NRW Ministry of Innovation, Science, Research and Technology, Völklinger Str. 49, 40221 Düsseldorf, Germany.

Editorial responsibility

The responsible editor with respect to the German State Treaty on Broadcasting Services and Telecommunication Media (§55 RStV) is Prof. Dr. Marco Platzner, email:


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