The Faculty of Natural Sciences combines exciting research with excellent teaching. It comprises the Departments of Chemistry, Physics and Exercise & Health and educates approximately 3,650 students in more than 40 degree programmes. Around 40 professors teach at the faculty, including five recipients of ERC grants and one winner of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize. Participation in numerous research networks such as the Collaborative Research Centre SFB/TRR 142 "Tailored Nonlinear Photonics" or the Institute for Photonic Quantum Systems (PhoQS), an annual third-party funding volume of about 10 million euros and many publications in renowned scientific journals are impressive indicators of the research strength of our faculty.
A detailed portrait is given in the biennial report of the faculty (reporting period 2021/2022, PDF document 10.7 MB).
„Our faculty is characterised by a wide diversity of subjects. Common to all subjects is research at the highest level and an exceptional and successful commitment to good teaching.”
The range of courses offered by the Faculty of Science is broad and is regularly developed further. In addition to the core subjects of the Departments of Chemistry, Physics and Exercise & Health, it also includes numerous interdisciplinary offers as well as English-language degree programmes.
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The faculty contributes significantly to the appeal of Paderborn University by means of excellent and widely visible research. Here we focus in particular on optoelectronics and photonics, photonic quantum technologies and sustainable chemistry including new hydrogen technologies. Our research is embedded in three key research areas of Paderborn University: "Optoelectronics and Photonics", "Sustainable Materials, Processes and Products", and "Transformation and Education“.
A number of alumni of the university remain connected to their fields even after their time at the university. The following alumni networks exist in the Faculty of Natural Sciences: