Research and young scientists

Scientific expertise and practice-relevant solutions for change

Research Profile

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Here you will find the profile-forming research fields at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg.

DFG and EU research

Outstanding research projects and funding contribute to strengthening the research profile and increasing the visibility of BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg.

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Structural change in Lusatia

As a pulse giver in Lusatia, the BTU realizes the goals of sustainable structural change through excellent research and clever knowledge and technology transfer.


We cooperate with partner universities, non-university research institutions, larger industrial partners and small and medium-sized enterprises.


The BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg pays attention to the establishment of and adherence to ethical standards in research.


Our scientists research practical solutions for shaping the major issues of the future.

Research Support

Research Services

We support the scientists of our university in the application and administrative handling of externally funded research projects.

Support measures

Targeted support measures for professors, postdocs and doctoral students from the university's research budget.

The Patents and Licenses Department provides scientists with information on property rights and accepts invention disclosures.

Patents and Licenses

BTU inventions can be licensed and used for own innovations and the development of new business fields.

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Welcome Centre

International scholars receive support at the Welcome Center upon arrival at the BTU and during their stay.

Young Academics

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A doctorate is the beginning of an academic career in many professional fields within and outside academia


Nach dem Abschluss einer Promotion stehen verschiedene Berufswege innerhalb und außerhalb der Wissenschaft offen.

Graduate Research School

The university-wide institution with targeted support and qualification offers for doctoral students and postdocs.

Research Training Groups

We qualify the next generation of scientists in renowned research training groups.

Young Investigator Groups

The Young Investigator Groups offer outstanding postdoctoral researchers an exceptional opportunity to develop their own research profile.


Senior Vice President

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Michael Hübner

T +49 (0)355 69 3467

Department Manager

currently represented by Ms. Katrin Noack
Research Promotion Unit

T +49 (0)355 69 3317

Research Promotion

Head of the unit
Katrin Noack

T +49 (0)355 69 3317

Young Scientists

Head of the unit
Martina Kahnt

T +49(0) 355 69 2844

Third-party Funding Management

Head of the unit
Ronny Reder

T +49(0) 355 69 3224

Graduate Research School

Managing Director
Robert Rode

T +49 (0)355 69 3479