BTU4Future Festival - 9. + 10.2.2023

Climate protection and sustainable development are among the central challenges facing contemporary societies. The transdisciplinary BTU4FUTURE festival brought together research, activism, Cottbus culture, students, teachers, city residents and all interested parties for a 2-day open exchange on topics related to climate protection and sustainable development. What happened? Click here for more information

Research and learning at the interface of environment, society and technology

The department researches and teaches on the multiple interactions of technological and social development and their impact on the environment, as well as the influence of a changing environment on society.

Our projects are inter- and transdisciplinary: We integrate scientific knowledge from different disciplines as well as experiential knowledge from the lifeworlds and practical fields of various social actors.

In doing so, we generate three forms of knowledge:

  • System knowledge - on the genesis and character of complex socio-ecological problems.
  • Target knowledge - on the socially desirable as well as intrageneratinally and intergenerationally equitable development goals
  • Transformation knowledge - on the approaches to solutions and transformation paths towards sustainability.

We are open to requests for project work, bachelor's and master's theses as well as PhD topics from students and young researchers!