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Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus

Facts and Figures

The BTU was founded in 1991 as Brandenburg’s only university of technology.


About 4,500 students are currently enrolled at the BTU. Among these are approximately 950 international students from 78 countries; these students make up more than 20 percent of the student body. The largest groups of international students come from China (344), Poland (92), Cameroon (57), Ukraine (35), Bulgaria (24), Spain (21) and Russia (18). (As a comparison, international students make up on average between 6 and 7% of the student body in German universities, a number that includes foreign nationals born in Germany.)

Faculty of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science
Faculty of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Urban Planning
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Industrial Engineering
Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Process Engineering

In addition:
Center for Technology and Society (ZTG) for interdisciplinary studies

The Research Profile

BTU’s research profile is characterized by four areas of concentration:

Environment | Energy | New Materials | Information

Based on the specialties at the BTU in these four areas, the university has established seven main research concentrations:

  • Information Technologies/Communication
  • Development of New Lightweight Materials
  • Vehicle Technology, Combustion Engines and Traffic Processes
  • Energy Production and Distribution/ Economical Use of Energy
  • Innovative Processes of Building and Planning
  • Evaluation and Ecological Development of Disturbed Cultural Landscapes
  • Technical and Social Phenomena in the interaction between Human Beings, the Environment and Society


Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus
Universitätsplatz 3-4
03044 Cottbus
Tel: +49 (0)355/69-0
Fax: +49 (0)355/69-2721

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