About Us

Pooling Knowledge and Driving Innovation
We are committed to ensuring that digitization succeeds with software-based systems.

About Us

paluno  — the Ruhr Institute for Software Technology  — is one of the largest research institutes for software engineering in Germany. Ten professors and more than 100 scientists conduct excellent applied and basic research here. They investigate and test principles, methods, and tools for developing software-based technologies.

As key drivers of digitization, these technologies are changing the way we work, learn, operate, produce, communicate, and move around the world. The scientists at paluno are committed to ensuring that digitization with software-based systems succeeds and that the new technologies serve people, are user-friendly, and are secure.



perspectives on digitization

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Working Groups

10 working groups with different reserach foci make up a unique network


Would you like to contact one of our paluno colleagues? Here you will find the addresses of our secretaries and scientific staff.


The responsibility for the achievement of paluno's ambitious objectives is built by its ten executive board members.


Discover your career opportunities as a PostDoc, PhD or student at paluno