The BTU's modern range of courses in focus

Right at the beginning of the year 2023, numerous students took the opportunity to inform themselves about the study opportunities at the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (BTU) in the Bachelor's area at the University Info Day.

On January 12, more than 200 prospective students, some of them accompanied by their parents, accepted the invitation to attend this event on the Senftenberg campus or to participate online. The varied program of the University Info Day, with opportunities to get to know the university and receive advice, included information about all of the BTU's degree programs as well as tours of the campus and laboratories. About 50 prospective students, including groups from the Catholic High School in Zary in neighboring Poland and the BMS - Bildungsstätten für Medizinal- und Sozialberufe in Hoyerswerda, experienced the lecture program on their PCs.

All BTU locations in view
Under the leadership of the team of the Central Student Advisory Service, the university once again opened its lecture hall and laboratory doors to high school graduates, who are granted an annual school-free study information day in nearby Saxony, but also to young people from Brandenburg and other German states. The Konrad Zuse Media Center provided information about the entire range of courses offered at all BTU locations. The dual study team showed other attractive study opportunities in cooperation with companies. At the booth of the Studentenwerk Frankfurt (Oder), the participants learned about the excellent opportunities for student housing on campus and about student financing. Prospective students gained deeper insights into BTU degree programs during guided tours and lectures from the engineering and natural sciences. Dr. Barbara Hansen, head of the biotechnology program, spoke to around 100 students from the Sängerstadt Gymnasium in Finsterwalde and was available to answer questions about biotechnology studies from all visitors to the University Info Day.

Prospective students from three German states on site
On the one hand, the individual prospective students came from the region, such as Lisanne Bransch from Hermsdorf near Ruhland, who would like to study social work, Emily Lehrfeld from Lübbenau, who is interested in biotechnology, Andre' Schaumkessel from Cottbus, who is thinking about studying therapeutic sciences, or Wiebke Häring from Klettwitz. Numerous visitors also traveled further, for example from Chemnitz, Halle or Leipzig, from Eisenhüttenstadt, Frankfurt (Oder) and Teltow as well as from Berlin - such as Felix Wübbeling, who is interested in studying civil engineering at the BTU.

"The participants at the University Info Day were often already quite clearly oriented toward studying at our university, with their questions covering the entire breadth of the spectrum of subjects," summarizes student advisor Heike Postelt. This year, there was particular demand for courses such as social work, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, civil engineering, urban planning, computer science and our health-related courses. For those who missed the University Info Day or were unable to attend, the BTU will be offering other opportunities in the coming weeks and months to find out about study programs and conditions on site."

As early as January 23-27, 2023, numerous school students will again be guests at the BTU as part of the Science Meets School event at the Cottbus central campus. The university opens its doors on April 27, the Future Day for Girls and Boys in the State of Brandenburg, at all three campuses in Cottbus and Senftenberg and invites students to try out the program from June 27 to 30.

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Impressions of the University Info Day at the BTU in Senftenberg. Photos: BTU, Sascha Thor