The Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus - Senftenberg

Cottbus, Germany
With its 9,000 students, the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg is the second largest university and the only technical university in the state of Brandenburg. Its degree programmes are highly regarded within Germany and worldwide. Key to this success are the many collaborations in both teaching and research that BTU actively pursues not only with other universities and research institutions but also with local small and medium-sized companies as well as large international organisations and enterprises.



The new university was born in 2013 out of a merger of the former BTU Cottbus and the Lausitz University of Applied Sciences and has campuses in Cottbus, Cottbus-Sachsendorf, and Senftenberg.


The Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg combines the differing academic profiles of application-oriented and research-oriented bachelor and master programmes in one organizational framework.

Together with professional training, postgraduate research studies, and Ph.D. programmes, the resulting wealth of educational paths can be shaped according to individual preferences and potential.


The BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg will refocus its research and teaching efforts in order to create a specific interdisciplinary research profile and its own didactic footprint, taking the profiles of other universities in Brandenburg and Germany into account.

Master's Programmes

Student Life

Campus life

  • Centre for Energy Technology Brandenburg (CEBra)
  • Research Centre Landscape Development and Mining Landscapes (FZLB)
  • David-Gilly-Institut für Lehre, Forschung und Kommunikation im Bauwesen (DGI)
  • Centre for Law and Administration (ZfRV)
  • Center for Flow and Transport Modelling and Measurement (CFTM²)
  • German-Polish Centre for Public Law and Environmental Network (GP PLEN) - joint Scientific Institute of Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg andUniversity Wroclaw
  • Centre for student acquisition and university preparation (college)

Sports facilities

  • University Sports Centre
  • Motor sports
  • Dance ensemble
  • Roleplay and board game association

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