Deggendorf Institute of Technology

Pioneering & Vibrant

Faculty ECRI.

European Campus Rottal-Inn

We are an international and multicultural faculty where all courses are offered exclusively in English for students with global ambitions. Practical exercises are integrated into the lectures and implemented during the practical semester, which is compulsory for all Bachelor students.

Prof. Dr. Georg Christian Steckenbauer  (Faculty Dean)

Virtual Students' Info Day on 10 July

15:00 - 18:00 Introduction of the European Campus Rottal-Inn (ECRI) and its courses

  • 15:00 - 15:15  Introduction of the Faculty - Prof. Steckenbauer
  • 15:15  - 15:20 Introduction of the District Rottal-Inn

from 15:20 Introduction of the courses

Labs & Projects

With the best technical equipment, the labs and workshops offer the basis for modern and practical hands-on education. Modern technology based on industrial standards make it possible for you to deepen the knowledge you've acquired in lectures during all phases of your course. In addition, labs provide the basis for numerous R&D projects and therefore students have a wide range of bachelor's and master's projects to work on.


  • Multifunctional lab for Chemistry and Material Science
  • EHealth and Tourism workshop
  • EcoLab - for Ecology and Economy
  • EEE lab - for Electrical and Energy Technology


Certificate for Intercultural Competence

The Intercultural Competence Certificate offers students the opportunity to learn about intercultural competence from different perspectives and to reflect on their own intercultural skills in practice. In today’s increasingly diverse world, set yourself (and your resume) apart by showing the initiative of working toward becoming more interculturally competent. And you can acquire the certificate at no additional tuition cost. However, it is designed to be completed over several semesters, so please talk to us no later than the 4th semester.

DIT students can acquire this certificate in four steps:

To apply for the certificate, you must first complete the Intercultural Training PLV course at ECRI. This PLV is offered several times per semester from WS 19/20 onwards. In today’s increasingly diverse world, set yourself (and your resume) apart by showing the initiative of working toward becoming more interculturally competent. And you can acquire the certificate at no additional tuition cost. However, it is designed to be done over several semesters, so please talk to us no later than the 4th semester.

When you have completed the course, please send an e-mail to: You will then receive the information you need to register in Moodle for the Intercultural Competence Certificate. Once you have registered for the Moodle course, you will have to upload the proof of completion into the course, and then you are on your way!

Once you have registered for the certificate, you can choose either one of the intercultural projects offered on Moodle or an individual intercultural project. However, individual projects must be approved before they start. The projects should cover a whole semester. These requests can be made via the email And if you are not sure what you can do, talk to us and we can help.

These projects are designed to enable the student to interact with other students of different nationalities or to interact with local communities on an intercultural level.


You will either write a report on your compulsory internship in your degree programme or your semester abroad or instead take an AWP that covers an advanced intercultural topic. Please take a look at the options to see which one is right for you.

Option 1. If you are doing an internship that is considered international because it takes place either in another culture or in an international environment, you can write a report about your intercultural experience during the internship. The report is based on a series of questions that will help you to reflect on your intercultural experience.


Option 2. If you have decided to spend a semester abroad at a foreign school, you can write a report about your intercultural experience during your studies abroad. The report is based on a series of questions to help you reflect on your intercultural experience.


Option 3. If you want to take a course instead, you may sign up for an AWP that covers an advanced intercultural topic. If you are not sure which AWP to take, just ask us for help. However, to get credits for this option, you will have to attend all lectures or sesstions of the AWP.

You will complete an e-learning exercise. The exercise is designed to guide you through different intercultural situations.

After completing all four steps according to the instructions in the Moodle course you will receive a certificate from the European Campus.

The Certificate of Intercultural Competence was developed by Prof. Cummings-Koether at the European Campus. She is Professor of Intercultural Management and has been working in the intercultural field for more than 15 years, both professionally and academically. She has been working with all levels of management in various countries since 2007, and has designed this certificate to help develop interculturally competent leaders of tomorrow. 


Positions & Infos



Vice Dean

Dean of Studies

Women's Representative

Course Coordinators

Student advisory

Internship coordinators

Foreign representative

  • Ibrahim Bader

Exam board


Faculty council:

Members by virtue of office

Elected representatives Professors

Elected representatives scientific personnel

Elected representatives non-academic staff

Elected representatives Students

  • Viola Iwuajoku
  • Nancy Nzau




Our courses are accredited or in the process of being accredited by ASIIN or FIBAA. For further information please go to the respective course page.


The Journal of Destination Marketing & Management (JDMM) awarded a paper submitted in collaboration with Professor Dr. Herntrei of the European Campus Rottal-Inn (ECRI) as Highly Commended Paper in its 2019 edition. The same paper has already won the price for “Best Scientific International Publication” at the Dies Academicus of the Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DIT).

The JDMM received well over 500 submissions for its latest issue and after a close assessment of the papers, the jury awarded the paper “Cooperative resorts: An analysis of creative integration strategies in community destinations” as Highly Commended Paper in its 2019 edition. The awarded paper is a collaboration of ECRI’s Dr. Marcus Herntrei with Dr. Michael Volgger of Curtin University (Australia), Dr. Harald Pechlaner of Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt (Germany) and manager in the tourism sector, Sabine Pichler, MSc. (Italy).

The paper not only introduces, but also empirically analyses cooperative resorts and their form of alliance. In addition, it analyses leadership on the destination level and argues that cooperative resorts indeed can promote leadership. It considers an increase in power imbalances and critically analyses negative impacts.

The JDMM is a quality publication in the domain of destination marketing and management that seeks to develop a robust theoretical understanding of destination marketing and management. Each year the JDMM selects and awards one paper with the Best Paper Award and two papers with the Highly Commended Paper Award. In celebration of the winners, the three winning papers are available on free-access basis until the end of 2020 on the JDMM’s website.


In the run-up to the International Scientific Symposium DigiHealthDay-2020 hosted by the European Campus Rottal-Inn (ECRI), the organizers offer a range of attractive pre-meeting workshops. Due to the current lockdown the on site workshops were converted into virtual ones and are now open for registration.

The next upcoming workshop is about “Data Integration and Interoperability” and will take place from May 11 to 13. The three-day workshop will be hosted by ECRI graduate Jonathan Okereke, Assistant Head of the Medical Data Integration Center, MeDIC, and Platform Architect (SOA) at University Medical Center Cologne, and the ECRI research associates Fernando Portilla and Samir Irshaid.

There is also a one-day workshop called “Introduction to Amazon Web Services” taking place on May 18. This workshop will be hosted by Florian Hettenbach, Technical Trainer of Amazon Web Services.

The workshops are free of charge and registration is mandatory. For more information on the different pre-meeting events and to register for the virtual workshops please visit the homepage

The DigiHealthDay-2020 is scheduled to take place on November 13. The organizers are following the current situation with COVID-19, and in case of any changes, all registered participants will promptly be notified.

Everyone with an interest in Digital Health such as researchers, healthcare professionals, businesses and start-ups, authorities or students is invited to participate in ECRI’s DigiHealthDay-2020 and the pre-meeting workshops. For further information about the event, please visit the homepage


On April 15, the application period for the winter semester 2020/21 at the European Campus Rottal-Inn (ECRI) begins. From this date on prospective students can apply online for one of the coveted study places.

With a total of seven courses of study in the fields of tourism management, medical informatics and engineering, the international campus offers an extensive range of courses for internationally oriented students.

High school graduates can apply for the Bachelor's degree programme International Tourism Management / Health & Medical Tourism, which received an award by the European Spa Association (ESPA) for its innovative study programme. Furthermore, they can choose between the two Bachelor's degree programmes Health Informatics and Industrial Engineering. The upcoming winter semester introduces the Bachelor’s degree programme Energy Systems Engineering (ESE), a new future-oriented course of studies.

The study programme ESE trains future engineers for energy systems engineering. Students will be trained for addressing the current challenges of the energy sector and its transformation from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy, involved in a range of areas such as power generation, conversion, transport, usage and storage. Since the future of energy supply networks lies in digitization and artificial intelligence, students will focus on computer science as well as chemistry, physics and electrical engineering. In addition, the study program contains subjects such as renewable energies, sustainability, and energy network technology or energy storage in combination with several practical projects. This particular combination prepares students perfectly for their career entry after graduation. Trained engineers for energy system technology will drive the energy turnaround towards renewable energies, be it in the public sector, in energy supply companies, in industry or in planning offices.

ECRI also offers Master’s degree programmes in Healthy and Sustainable Buildings, International Tourism Development and Medical Informatics.

With English as the language of instruction, ECRI is the only exclusively English-speaking campus in Bavaria. This makes studying at ECRI in Pfarrkirchen particularly attractive for internationally oriented prospective students, to whom all doors are open after graduation.