Since 2015, the Graduate Research School (GRS) has supported young researchers at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg. Discover our Clusters, Graduate School »Trustworthy Hydrogen«, and fellows on this page.

BTU-BAM Graduate School »Trustworthy Hydrogen«

The BTU-BAM Graduate School »Trustworthy Hydrogen« established by Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU) Cottbus – Senftenberg and Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) combines the unique hydrogen expertise and research facilities of both institutions. It aims to train the next generation of young scientists and engineers. By embedding the Graduate School into the established research institutions BAM and BTU, the PhD students not only have access to the expertise of both institutions, but also benefit from their large network of national, European and international partners from industry, science and the public sector.

For more information please visit the website of the Graduate School:

Young Investigator Group – Intuitive XR

The GRS funds the »Young Investigator Group – Intuitive XR« to promote young researchers. After the evaluation of several applications, BTU selected Dr. Marius Klug's concept for his Young Investigator Group.

For further information, please refer to the website of the group:


Since 2016 the BTU has established six Clusters in the GRS as part of the strategy to strengthen the university's research profile. Clusters are flexible units that shall contribute to creating critical masses in the core research areas of BTU. At the same time, they are an essential instrument of promoting young researchers.Every Cluster receives funding from the GRS to award a specific number of doctoral scholarships to outstanding graduates.

The following Clusters have been established:

Flagship Fellows

Flagship Fellowship supports guest researchers (postdocs) during their research stay at BTU (2-12 months). Flagship Fellows work together with a department of one of BTU's six faculties. The fellows prepare joint publications for submission to high-ranking journals and organise events such as workshops for young researchers.

Learn more about our Flagship Fellows.