Paderborn University is one of the fourteen universities in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany. It was founded in 1972 and 20,308 students were enrolled at the university in the wintersemester 2016/2017. It offers 62 different degree programmes.
The university has several winners of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize awarded by the German Research Foundation and ERC grant recipients of the European Research Council. Furthermore, in 2002, the Romanian mathematician Preda Mihăilescu proved the Catalan conjecture, a number-theoretical conjecture, formulated by the French and Belgian mathematician Eugène Charles Catalan, which had stood unresolved for 158 years.
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