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
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