Universities in dialogue

The Brandenburg State Conference of University Presidents (BLHP) welcomes the #HOCHDRUCK initiative. The aim of the initiative is to promote the intensive examination of Brandenburg's universities with their role in the climate crisis

On January 16, 2023, the Brandenburg State Conference of University Presidents (BLHP) issued a statement recognizing the commitment of the groups of students from Germany, Austria and Switzerland gathered in the #HighPressure initiative. The initiative has come to the conclusion that a large part of the universities do not live up to their responsibility as an educational institution in all aspects. The university presidents organized in the BLHP - among them Prof. Dr. Gesine Grande, President of the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (BTU) - support the concern that universities increasingly assume their overall social responsibility and do their part to bring about sustainable change. The Brandenburg State Conference is ready for dialogue with the #Hochdruck initiative and the Ministry of Science, Research and Culture of the State of Brandenburg (MWFK) to contribute to the success of the regional transformation.

Sustainability at the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg

The Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (BTU) works in all areas on a sustainable transformation and sustainable use of resources. In research, studies and its environmental guidelines, the university has created a framework for action on sustainability.

As a bridge between science and industry, for example, more than 70 scientists* at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg develop innovative solutions and technologies for a climate-neutral energy supply in Lusatia and worldwide in the Energy Innovation Center (EIZ) together with an interdisciplinary partner network. Climate-friendly processes for energy generation, conversion and storage are being researched by scientists from the BTU and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft together with more than 70 partners from science, industry and society in the joint project SpreeTec neXt.

Sustainability-oriented degree programs at the BTU, such as Environmental and Resource Management, Energy Technology and Energy Management, and Climate-friendly Construction and Operation, provide students with the knowledge and skills to promote and develop sustainable lifestyles and value systems.

Contact Prof. Dr. Peter Schierack Central Environmental Officer T + 49 (0) 3573 85 932 Peter.Schierack(at)b-tu.de

Ilka Seer
Referat Corporate Identity
T +49 (0) 355 69-3612
Sustainable resource use is a focus in all areas of the university.