With 8,200 students, BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg is the second largest university and the only University of Technology in the Federal State of Brandenburg. BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg sees education from a holistic point of view. Due to its transparent structure of studies that allows transition paths between different types of study courses (university and applied study courses) it is unique within the German higher education landscape. Being a rather small and young university, we have the advantage that our professors know their students well and students are in direct contact with our faculty. Our facilities are modern and have high technical qualities. In addition, we are internationally recognized, since almost 21 percent of our students come from over 100 different countries around the world. We offer eleven study courses that are entirely taught in English and a large number of double degree courses being co-organized with our international partner universities.

Our forward-thinking research-orientated fields include:

  • Smart Regions und Heritage,
  • Energy Efficiency and Sustainability,
  • Biotechnology, Environment and Health and also
  • Cognitive and Cyber-physical Systems.

We aim at making BTU an attractive place for international researchers and students to follow their careers while at the same time helping their German peers to strengthen international ties and partner university networks.