On 11.04.2005 the Rolls-Royce University Centre (UTC) Multidisciplinary Process Integration was officially opened at BTU.
This made BTU the first university in Germany to become a member of the worldwide network of 28 Rolls-Royce UTCs.
About 15 years ago Rolls-Royce made the strategic decision to transfer significant parts of its research and development activities to selected university groups. (siehe Rolls-Royce plc. Webseite)
Here are some impressions of the opening ceremony.
The greetings and speeches on the occasion of the ceremonial opening of
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Ernst Sigmund, President of the BTU Cottbus
Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka, Minister for Science, Research and Culture of the State of Brandenburg
Ric Parker, Director of Research and Technology, Rolls-Royce Group
Axel Arendt, Chairman Rolls-Royce Germany and Group Executive Rolls-Royce Group
Prof. Dr. Arnold Kühhorn, UTC Director
are combined in a pdf-file (in German).
Greetings from the Minister for Science, Research and Culture, Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka (top left)
UTC Main areas of research, UTC Director Prof. Dr. Arnold Kühhorn (top right)
UTC Opening, Ric Parker, Director Research and Technology of Rolls-Royce, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Ernst Sigmund, President of the BTU Cottbus (below left)