Westphalia-Lippe University of Education

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The Pedagogical University of Westphalia-Lippe was a university in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia . From 1965 to 1980 it consisted of a total of five departments that were located in the regions of Westphalia and Lippe .


After the Nazis were again religiously oriented teacher training colleges for primary school teacher training established. There were five training locations in Westphalia :

  • Bielefeld , Protestant, from December 10, 1946.
  • Dortmund , simultaneously (both denominations), from December 5, 1946.
  • Lüdenscheid , Protestant, from 1947.
  • Münster- Emsdetten , Catholic, from May 1947.
  • Paderborn , Catholic, from December 4, 1946.

In 1962 the pedagogical academies were renamed to pedagogical colleges .

It was founded in 1965 with the establishment of a total of five departments, Münster I, Münster II, Bielefeld , Paderborn and Siegerland . The departments Münster I and Münster II emerged from the Münster I and II universities of education. The College of Education Münster I was from the 1946 founded in Emsdetten emerged settled Catholic Academy and in 1953 in Educational Academy Münster renamed, been transformed into the Pedagogical University Münster I 1,962th At the same time, the Pädagogische Akademie Münster II was renamed the Pädagogische Hochschule Münster II, which had existed as a Protestant university in Münster since 1960.

In 1968 a habilitation regulation was issued for the university, a doctorate regulation followed in 1971. In the meantime, in 1969, the previously separate Münster departments, which consisted of a total of four departments , were merged. Training at the PH was also de-denominationalized in 1969. With the founding of the Siegen Comprehensive University and the Paderborn Comprehensive University on August 1, 1972, the Siegerland and Paderborn departments were separated from the Pedagogical University and incorporated into the new comprehensive universities .

In 1980 the University of Education Westphalia-Lippe was dissolved. The two hitherto remaining departments Munster and Bielefeld the were in this framework Westphalian Wilhelms University in Münster and the University of Bielefeld affiliated.


  • Sigrid Blömeke: "... in search of solid ground": teacher training in the province of Westphalia 1945/46. Professionalization versus educational limitation (= international university publications , volume 321), Waxmann, Münster 1999, ISBN 3-89325-794-2 (dissertation University of Paderborn 1999, 375 pages).