Structural change in Lusatia

The BTU as an innovation driver in the region

As a university in the heart of Lusatia, the BTU is actively involved in shaping the region. It realizes the goals of sustainable structural change through excellent research and smart knowledge and technology transfer. Supported by the Structural Strengthening Act, Lusatia is becoming an attractive location for science and business.

The Structural Change Department accompanies the BTU's major task as a pulse giver in a fertile research network. It pools information from the BTU's structural strengthening projects, accompanies their development, networks, advises and visualizes. Our profile line managers keep an eye on the university's research profile and find topics and diversification approaches to position the BTU broadly and responsibly in the structural change and the Grand Challenges of our time.

Lausitz Science Park

Together with the city of Cottbus, non-university research institutions and strong companies, we are developing an innovation landscape with international appeal.

Structural strengthening projects

The Coal Regions Investment Act provides structural aid for lignite regions such as Lusatia, which goes toward the realization of exciting research projects.

Lausitz Science Network

The Lausitz Science Network e.V. is an alliance of research institutions, founded to jointly develop the strengths of the research location Cottbus-Senftenberg.


Structural Change Department

The team bundles and visualizes information from the structural strengthening projects and supports the BTU in the cross-sectional task of structural change.

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