Shaping the future together at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg

We are a university of technology that uses scientific expertise to develop practical solutions for shaping the major issues of the future and transformation processes worldwide. We are aware of our special responsibility for progressive and sustainable development in the region. Interdisciplinary clusters and close cooperation with our partners in science and industry enable us to raise our profile, connect internationally and carry out successful projects to meet these challenges.

We offer our students a challenging education, individual support and the opportunity to learn from and with each other with curiosity and openness. Students from Germany and all over the world contribute to our diverse and inspiring campus life. Already during their studies, we offer them the chance to realise themselves and to help shape perspectives.

We see ourselves as part of the international scientific community. Internationalisation is the source of our cultural diversity. It enriches university togetherness and promotes diversity in teaching and research.

As a university community, all members of the BTU pull together. Each and every one of us is indispensable for the success of our university. We strengthen the abilities and enthusiasm of students and employees to contribute creatively, effectively and competently. Respectful and transparent exchange within the university is our principle for dealing with each other.

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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