Brandenburgische Technische Universität - Cottbus - Senftenberg


A Fresh Start for BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg

With its 10,000 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 is 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.

One Common Roof for Differing Academic Profiles

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 PhD programmes, the resulting wealth of educational paths can be shaped according to individual preferences and potential. BTU offers small study groups in a personal atmosphere, high teacher-student ratios, practice-oriented teaching, and modern buildings and research facilities, which help to create an excellent learning environment. BTU graduates acquire top qualifications for demanding careers in industry and academia.

Continuity and Development of Study Programmes

The existing degree programmes of the two former institutions, BTU Cottbus and the Lausitz University of Applied Sciences Senftenberg, will continue in the near future. Students who are enroled in any of those programmes will be able to finish their studies as members of the new university. The existing structure of faculties and scientific institutions, with all their staff members, are now part of the new university.

By the end of the year 2014, a concept for future degree programmes, research fields and the internal organisation of faculties and schools will be developed. The planned reforms aim towards emphasizing international and multidisciplinary programmes that respond to new demands and challenges in industry and society. These new programmes will be in line with the situations and expectations of today's students and will provide even better research opportunities. During this process of reinventing the university, the existing degree programmes will continue without interruption.

New Organisation and Profile

The BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg will refocus its research and teach 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. The degree programmes in engineering, natural sciences and economics on the three BTU campuses will be consolidated; new programmes, for instance in the field of healthcare in Senftenberg, are being developed and will connect to existing programmes. Schools for undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programmes will be set up as effective organisational means to support teaching.

Excellence in Research

At a technical university, excellent teaching is directly connected with excellent research and successful knowledge and technology transfer into society and industry. Building on the success of the two previous institutions with their broad ranges of research projects in all fields, the existing large interdisciplinary research projects and long-term programmes will be bundled and coordinated in specific research centres. This will foster national and international cooperation, create an attractive environment for young researchers, and help to increase the amount of external funding for the university.

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Master Degree Program Business Law For Technology Companies

Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years October 2018 Germany Cottbus Senftenberg + 2 more

Economists, engineers and lawyers here the necessary skills, particularly in order to meet the legal and economic challenges in a technology company. The students are in-depth knowledge of business law, especially with regard to practically relevant legal issues taught in technology companies. [+]

At a glance Continuing Education Program on Economics scientists, engineers and lawyers - study period 3 (full-time) or 5 (part time) semester - course is part-time created - Highly practice - Renowned faculty from research and practice - participation fee € 500 per semester plus. Tuition fees - Degree: Master of Business Law (MBL) Description

The technology sector legal knowledge are essential. Whether copyright or procurement law, whether economic or legal data protection: The activity of a technology company is responsible for the almost daily before highly complex legal tasks of their coping often depends the fate of the entire company. The special knowledge is required for this usually gives only superficially in the traditional economic and engineering courses. Even in the legal education these specific areas of law be neglected. This gap will close "Business Law for technology companies" of course.... [-]

Master Degree Program Forensic Sciences And Engineering

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Cottbus Senftenberg

Forensic is the science of physical evidence in criminal proceedings. The Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus (BTU) offers from winter semester 2011/2012 for a fee, service training course "Forensic Sciences and Engineering" at. The program is offered in German language. [+]

In the police there are few forensic experts who provide their scientific knowledge courts in criminal proceedings are available. Moreover, few forensic experts work outside the police, although there is a considerable need: in the insurance industry, banks and generally in major business enterprises. In addition, the communication between experts and lawyers gesteltet often difficult. This phenomenon often has an impact on the effectiveness of the judiciary and leads to injustice and waning confidence of citizens / -Innen in the judiciary. Consequently, there is an increasing need for lawyers with forensic knowledge and expert forensic skills in the areas of criminal law, criminal and civil law.... [-]


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