Responsibility: Simone Ruhwald, Diversity and Health
How can we utilize existing potentials in order to make the BTU Cottbus – Senfteberg an even more international institution for teaching and research? How can we achieve that everybody – professors, employees and students feel appreciated and are enabled to contribute with their strengths to the development of our university?
We believe the differences between all members of the university are one of its greatest potentials. Therefore BTU Cottbus – Senftenberg sees the encouragement of diversity as its duty. This is expressed in the university’s self-understanding and "Charta of Diversity".
We are committed to create an appreciative corporate and study environment free from prejudice, which utilizes the skills and talents of each individual evolving from their competences, backgrounds and life situations. The aim is an inclusive, barrier-free university. This shall be realized through respect and the establishing of equal opportunities by guidance and support on each administrative level. Diversity is actively implemented and lived by the university’s executives and teachers. People with disabilities are supported for example by the "Zentrum für barrierefreies Studium".
Fields of Work
Islamic Prayer Room: The room is located opposite of the Mensa at the central campus in Cottbus, in the basement of the green building in between the dormitories. The Mosque in the basement has a lobby and a mainroom; it includes two toilettes and a basin for the ceremonial washing.
Room of Silence
This room is available for everybody who seeks silence for their prayers or meditation, independent of their religion or believes. Students and employees of the university can access the room of silence Monday to Friday, from 8am until 5pm.
Central Campus, LG 10, 501a.
Culture of Values
BTU promotes leadership and supervision that is based on appreciation and mutual respect.