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Future prospects for joint hydrogen research

On March 21, 2024, the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg and TECNALIA, an institute for applied research in Spain, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the aim of deepening their previous collaboration.

The partners after the signing


Better understanding and sustainable use of Lusatian soils

"Discovering Soil" is the name of a new project at the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, which relies on the help of the public: By involving many interested people in the research, the aim is to raise environmental awareness and focus on the sensible use of Lusatian soils. To this end, interested citizens and families will become soil research teams.

Soil sampling with students


Learning from Lusatia

Under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Dirk Messner, President of the Federal Environment Agency, a Chinese-German delegation visited the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg on 24 October 2023. The focus was on the concrete experiences in the Lausitz sustainability transformation.

Panel mit Prof. Dr. Dirk Messner, Präsident des Umweltbundesamts


On the potential of plant biomass for a bio-based industry in Europe

At the end of September 2023, 30 participants from research and industry from six European countries met at the Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU) in Cottbus to discuss the challenges of the BeonNAT project. Together, they are looking for ways to make industry more sustainable through the use of plant biomass.

Tour of the experimental area in Welzow


Online lectures on structural change in lignite mining areas

A new online lecture series by the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (BTU), the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development, the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and the Rhenish-Westphalian Technical University Aachen (RWTH) addresses the challenges and prospects of coal phase-out regions.

Umbrellas and deck chairs in front of open pit mine panorama


Society in the Lusatian Structural Change - Lectures and Discussion

At the start of the winter semester 2023/24, the public lecture series "Open BTU" will focus on social issues associated with structural change in Lusatia in four lectures. Whether in urban development, attractive places to work and live, or in the context of social innovations, the transformation processes are multi-layered.



Mobile and full of energy - creative minds at the BTU campus

Alternative Propulsion for climate-friendly mobility, interesting facts about flow experiments under zero gravity, learning in digital worlds: The list of exciting topics is diverse and offers all those interested not only news from science but also phenomena to marvel at, to touch and to try out.

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