As regards the core area of media, information and communication
industries, the Federal State of Brandenburg is home to approximately 1,200
enterprises. The supporting service provision industry numbers about 1,700
individual businesses employing a total of approximately 17,000 people. In Cottbus,
many small and medium-sized businesses in the information and communication industry have made a name for themselves. Here, innovative companies develop software and system solutions for all kinds of industries.
Ranging from media enterprises and service providers over publishing houses and advertising agencies to telecommunication providers and software developers, the whole spectrum is well-established in Cottbus. These enterprises benefit in particular from the site-specific advantages, that is, the easy access and the high degree of network coverage.
The BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg as indeed almost all other universities and institutions of higher education in Berlin-Brandenburg offer IT-related study courses.