With 9,000 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 20 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: Energy, particularly Energy Efficiency and Sustainability, Smart Regions and Heritage as well as Biotechnology and Health.
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.
We are currently the only technical university in Germany that offers five courses also as applied study programmes. These are electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science, industrial engineering and business administration. The other programmes are biotechnology, applied chemistry, architecture, eco-friendly construction and operation, social work, instrumental and vocal performance and teaching, nursing science and therapy sciences. A particularly flexible academic study structure is foreseen for the future.