Facts and figures

The Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU) is a campus university with three sites: the Cottbus Central Campus, the Cottbus-Sachsendorf Campus and the Senftenberg Campus. As a university of technology, the BTU offers a teaching concept which is unique nationwide in that its courses lead to either a university or university of applied science degree or to a so-called dual education degree which is obtained through a combination of academic schooling and vocational training.


Approximately 7,280 students are enrolled at the BTU of which 2,190 come from abroad. China, India, Poland and Nigeria represent the biggest country groups of the more than 110 different nations.

183 professors (including guest, junior and deputy professors) • 652 academic employees of which 294 are financed by third party funds • 680 non-academic employees of which 48 are financed by third party funds, 14 are trainees (figures in the full-time equivalent, updated 31.12.2018, rounded to the nearest figure)

Budget funds 2018 (basic allocation of state funds): approx. 89,5 million euros

Third party funding revenue 2018: approx. 32,2 million euros


The BTU has six faculties.

Campus size

Cottbus Central Campus: land area approx. 300,000 m² • main useable area approx. 82,000 m²
Senftenberg Campus: land area 87,191 m² • main useable area 22,964 m²
Cottbus-Sachsendorf Campus: land area 63,966 m² • main useable area 13,767 m²