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Climate-neutral mobility on the car-free university day

The Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (BTU) is once again taking part in the Germany-wide Car-Free University Day on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, from 11 am to 4 pm. All interested parties are invited to take part in a colorful hands-on program, meeting point: Cottbus main campus, Walther-Pauer-Straße 7, Interims-Mensa/FabLab area (garage complex).

 Poster + schedule for the Car-Free University Day 2024 at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg. Copyright: BTU, Department of Infrastructure and Mobility Planning


Agroforestry in Lusatia: New paths for agriculture

How we can counter the effects of climate change in land use and agriculture is the subject of research in the AgroBaLa project. The project results will be presented to the public at a final event on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at the Domin farm in Peickwitz near Senftenberg.

Plowed field and trees in the background


Review of the 18th Cottbus lightweight construction workshop

On March 14 and 15, the tradition of the Cottbus lightweight construction workshop was revived at the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg - with complete success! Under the direction of the Institute for Lightweight Construction and Value Creation Management (ILW) and the SpreeTec neXt cluster project, people interested in lightweight construction came together at starting block B2.

Netzwerken auf dem Cottbuser Leichtbauworkshop


Future prospects for joint hydrogen research

On March 21, 2024, the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg and TECNALIA, an institute for applied research in Spain, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the aim of deepening their previous collaboration.

The partners after the signing


Better understanding and sustainable use of Lusatian soils

"Discovering Soil" is the name of a new project at the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, which relies on the help of the public: By involving many interested people in the research, the aim is to raise environmental awareness and focus on the sensible use of Lusatian soils. To this end, interested citizens and families will become soil research teams.

Soil sampling with students


Learning from Lusatia

Under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Dirk Messner, President of the Federal Environment Agency, a Chinese-German delegation visited the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg on 24 October 2023. The focus was on the concrete experiences in the Lausitz sustainability transformation.

Panel mit Prof. Dr. Dirk Messner, Präsident des Umweltbundesamts