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.

BTU in Figures

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

Approximately 6,800 students are enrolled at the BTU of which 2,300 come from abroad. India, Nigeria, Iran, China and Bangladesh represent the biggest country groups of the more than 100 different nations (updated 03/2021).

185 professors (including guest, junior and deputy professors) • 694 academic employees of which 353 are financed by third party funds • 678 non-academic employees of which 60 are financed by third party funds, 16 are trainees (figures in the full-time equivalent, updated 12/2020, rounded to the nearest figure)

Budget funds 2020 (basic allocation of state funds): approx. 97 million euros

Third party funding revenue 2020: approx. 50 million euros


The BTU has six faculties.

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