Guest students from Ukraine
Language courses - a good preparation for studies
The BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg offers Ukrainians who have had to leave their home country opportunities to begin their studies, counselling and study preparation services, as well as to participate in the "BTU Guest Student Programme" or "BTU Pathway Programme". The first guest students from Ukraine have been learning German since July 2022. In addition, a DAAD-funded project of German partner universities, in which the BTU is also involved, supports Ukrainian universities in maintaining teaching and infrastructures in the digital field, especially in the field of urban development and for the reconstruction of Ukrainian cities. The university condemns this aggression, which is contrary to international law, and is with the citizens of Ukraine with the greatest concern and solidarity. The BTU is committed with all its strength in science, teaching and university life to openness to the world, contentious discourse and respect for different traditions, cultures and basic ethical and moral values.
In the "Urban Design" category, Stella Motz and Julius Rymarcewicz received the Schinkel Prize for their design "Quartier 104". Mahlaga Fahami, together with Abu Sayeed Mohammed Ziad and Pubali Kumar (Anhalt University of Applied Sciences), was awarded the 3rd Diesing Prize of the Karl Friedrich Schinkel Foundation in the "Architecture" category for their design "In-Between".
The Federal Environment Agency has commissioned (UBA) an investigation into how high the future water shortage in the Lausitz rivers will be. One thing is certain: The available water in the region will not be sufficient in the future to meet all needs without adjustments. We spoke to Dr. Volker Preuß from the Department of Water Technology and Sanitary Engineering.
From March 14 to 16, 2023, more than 80 scientists from twelve countries specialized in mathematical optimization will discuss their research results at the SIGOPT International Conference on Optimization at the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (BTU).