Voting for the university pearl of the year: BTU project for study orientation with top ranking

The BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg's project "" came in an excellent second in the competition for the university pearl of the year 2021. In the public vote of the Stifterverband, it received 36 percent of the 4,994 votes cast for twelve candidates.

The winner with 37 percent was the ScieMatch project, a company matching platform developed by Berlin-based btS - Life Sciences Studierendeninitiative e.V., which is active at 27 university locations nationwide. Third place went to the project "Digitale Studienhelfer*innen" ("Digital Study Helpers"), based at Philipps University in Marburg, which received 9 percent of the votes.

The Stifterverband had chosen the project "" as the university pearl of the month July 2021. In the 24-hour SMS voting, the twelve university pearls of the month on the topic of "Transitions in Times of Pandemic" were now up for election from January 19 to 20, 2022.

"The outstanding placement of the BTU project in the competition for the university pearl of the year was made possible in particular thanks to the brilliant support of many university members and their cooperation partners as well as the media, through votes from local authorities, companies, educational institutions and citizens. For this, we would like to express our sincere thanks," emphasizes the Vice President for Studies and Teaching at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, Prof. Dr. Peer Schmidt.

With the interactive tool for study orientation, young people can get to know study programs at the BTU and places in Lusatia in an extraordinary way at

In cooperation with the young people, a 360-degree environment has been created in which users can virtually familiarize themselves with laboratory and teaching buildings, get to know scientists, students and alumni, modern research facilities and projects in video sequences - especially from the field of mechanical engineering. A great advantage for prospective students: The actors not only present their current environment and their exciting fields of activity. They also present their personal career paths and career opportunities after graduation. In addition to potential employers, visitors also meet alumni at their workplaces.

The interactive campus tour "" was developed as part of the project "Profilgebundene WissensChecks 2.0" - funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and Culture of the State of Brandenburg with money from the European Social Fund.

Further information:


Kathrin Erdmann
ZE Zentrum für Studierendengewinnung und Studienvorbereitung (College)
T +49 (0) 3573 85226

Ralf-Peter Witzmann
Stabsstelle Kommunikation und Marketing
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