Shaping the future together at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg

We are a university of technology and develop practical application oriented solutions for the major global issues and transformation processes of the future with scientific competence. We are aware of our special responsibility when it comes to forward-looking and sustainable progress in our region. Interdisciplinary clusters and close collaborations with our partners from the business and science communities have promoted the emergence of a highly focused profile, international liaison and successful projects to overcome these challenges.

We offer our students an outstanding education, individual support and the opportunity to learn together as well as from each other with curiosity and an open mind. Students from Germany and all over the world contribute to our varied and inspiring campus life. We already offer you the chance to prove your mettle whilst still at university, and to actively contribute to shaping the future.

We believe that we are part of an international knowledge community. The source of our cultural diversity is our international outlook. It enriches the social interaction at BTU and promotes diversity in teaching and research.

As a university community, all of us are working towards shared goals. Each and every one of us is essential for the success of our institution. We promote the skills needed by our students and staff so as  to provide creative, effective and competent input, and encourage enthusiasm. All interaction at our university is founded on mutual respect and open-mindedness.

The BTU in figures

The Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU) Cottbus-Senftenberg is a campus university with three locations: Cottbus main campus, Cottbus-Sachsendorf campus and Campus Senftenberg.

Of the 6,800 students at the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (BTU), around 44 percent come from abroad, from more than 120 countries. The largest country groups are India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Iran. Women make up 43 percent of the total number of students at BTU.

BTU employs 180 professors (including visiting professors, junior professors and deputy professors), 656 teaching and research fellows, 331 of whom are externally funded, and 714 non-academic staff, 87 of whom are externally funded. There are 7 trainees at BTU. (Figures in full-time equivalents, as of 12/2023, rounded to full positions).

Budget 2023 (basic allocation from the state): around 99.5 million euros
Third-party funding income 2023
: 76.1 million euros


BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg is structured into six faculties.

In addition, BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg is one of the supporting universities for the Faculty of Health Sciences as part of the Brandenburg Health Campus initiative.