Advice and support

Centre for barrier-free studies

Contact person: Hr. Karras

In the Centre for Accessible Studies, assistive technology can be used for blind and visually impaired students as well as for students with physical disabilities. Regular working group meetings are held to support the organisation of studies, prepare study materials and compensate for disadvantages in order to compensate for the additional demand caused by disabilities.

Psychological consultation

Exam nerves? blackout? stress? writer's block? sometimes the drive to get involved in studying is missing. or the question arises whether the decision to study was the right one. there are also people who find it difficult to say "no! " or who have difficulty giving a presentation in front of others. some take stimulants to get through the day or simply don't know what to do in life. 

Good advice is needed on these questions, but also in the case of multiple stress and excessive demands during studies. Not every crisis can be overcome alone, which is why the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg offers professional support: 

Contact point in the Central Student Advisory Office with Dr. Jonas Neubert

Video about the psychological counselling of the Studentenwerk Frankfurt (Oder):

A video contribution on psychological counselling at the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg.

Addiction counselling

Overcoming an addiction is not easy. addiction influences life massively. regardless of whether it is an addiction to certain substances, the internet, electronics, a certain type of relationship or food. addiction has many faces. professional help with addiction problems can be found in the following places, among others:

Further contact persons

Here you will find a brochure with the most important contact persons for students and staff.

BTU Confidential Office

As part of the agreement 'For respectful and collegial cooperation, for conflict resolution at work and at university' of 1.12.2017, a trust center was established at the BTU to provide advice in the event of conflict.

You can also contact the following offices:

 ZentralcampusCampus SachsendorfCampus Senftenberg
AntidiskriminierungsbeauftragteProf. Alexandra Retkowski                                                                                                T +49 (0) 355 5818 751                                                                                                    alexandra.retkowski(at)
Arbeits- und GesundheitsschutzHelmut Petsching
T +49 (0) 355 69 2153
Sylvio Lehmann
T +49 (0) 355 69 4521
Andy Krüger
T +49 (0) 3573 85 417
Barrierefreies StudiumIngo Karras
Leiter Zentrum für barrierefreies Studium
T +49 (0) 3573 85 433
M +49 (0) 174 730 85 65
BehindertenbeauftragteFrau Dr. Britta Rudolff
T +49 (0) 355 69 2352                                                                                                    britta.rudolff@b-tu
Betriebliches EingliederungsmanagementSimone Ruhwald
T +49 (0) 355 69 3390
Büro der GleichstellungsbeauftragtenBirgit Hendrischke
T 49 (0) 355 69 2324
HochschulsportCatharina Buchenau
T +49 (0) 355 69 2230
PersonalräteSekretariat: T +49 355 69 2213
Gesamtpersonalrat: Dr. Wolfgang Wiehe, gpr(at)
Akademischer Personalrat: Jan Magister, apr(at)
Nichtwissenschaftlicher Personalrat: Corina Bär, npr(at)
SchwerbehindertenvertretungEdda Miatke-Danusewicius
T 49 (0) 355 69 2185
Soziale Dienste StudentenwerkStudentenhaus Cottbus und Senftenberg
Service Point
T +49 (0) 355 56509 40 
Sozialpsychiatrischer Dienstfür Cottbus:
T +49 (0) 355 612 32 76
für Senftenberg:
T +49 (0) 3573 870 43 30
StudienberatungZentrale Studienberatung: T +49 (0)355 69 3800, studium(at) 
StuRaBüro am Zentralcampus
+49 (0) 335 69 2200
Büro in Senftenberg
+49 (0) 3573 85 295
Unfallkasse BrandenburgT +49 (0) 335 5216 0