More than 100 employees make paluno what it is: one of the largest research institutes for software engineering in Germany. In 10 working groups, our scientists research a unique variety of basic topics and innovative applications. They work together in project cooperations with internationally positioned companies as well as medium-sized companies and start-ups. In parallel to their work at the University of Duisburg-Essen, doctoral students are already establishing an excellent international network of contacts - and have excellent career opportunities in science and industry.


Top research needs bright minds who develop their potential in an inspiring environment. Join one of our teams!

For graduates, PhD students and PostDocs

Are you interested in the challenges of software engineering? Do you preferably come from computer science, business informatics or mathematics? Then we should get to know each other!

For Students

As a student assistant, you will be directly involved in the research of our working groups and will benefit both professionally and personally.

About the University of Duisburg-Essen

The University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) - one of the youngest and largest universities in Germany - is located in the middle of the Ruhr Metropolitan Region. Its broad spectrum of subjects ranges from humanities, social sciences and education to economics, engineering, natural sciences and medicine. Since its foundation in 2003, the UDE has developed into a globally recognized research university.

This is reflected by the top positions the UDE has recently achieved in international rankings. In a global comparison of the performance of the best universities founded since the turn of the millennium, the UDE came in third. In the Times Higher Education Ranking, it holds down 14th place among the best 200 universities worldwide younger than 50 years old.

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Metropolis Ruhr - City of Cities

The Ruhr Metropolis offers excellent career prospects, countless opportunities for studying, ideal locations for companies in the heart of Europe. Here you will not only find the best conditions to start your career or get it going. As one of the three largest metropolises in Europe, the Ruhr Metropolis offers you pure diversity, variety and a high quality of life.

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