With around 8,200 students, BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg (BTU) is the second largest university in the federal state of Brandenburg, and the only technical university. It is a research-focused technical university that also offers elements usually found at a university of applied sciences. Around 21 per cent of the students have come from more than 100 different countries all over the world in order to study in the Lausitz region.
BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, newly established on 1 July 2013, is an amalgamation of BTU Cottbus and Lausitz University of Applied Sciences. It offers everything its two predecessor institutions offered yet is also developing completely new profiles. Where research and technology transfer are concerned, we greatly value our cooperation with other universities and non-university based research institutions, regional small and medium-sized businesses and also major, international corporations. Our university has initiated many measures aimed at keeping well-qualified people in the region. One of the most important of these measures is the expansion of our dual education degree course programme initiated in 2015. The university also supports start-up efforts. Respective assistance is offered in the form of institutional measures. Young start-ups create new impulses for the regional economy, and inspire modern forms of cooperation.