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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. Our philosophy enshrines a harmonious and colourful cooperation, which we have laid down in our guidelines for teaching and learning at the European Campus Rottal-Inn.

Prof. Dr. Georg Christian Steckenbauer, Faculty Dean

Virtual Students' Info Day

Find out more about the faculty ECRI and its study programmes!

On 10 July 2020, our students' information day took place completely virtual for the first time. All live formats were recorded and are still available via the links at least until the end of the application phase in mid-August.

Below you will find the links to the recorded lectures of the ECRI.


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.
You will not receive a grade or credit towards your degree by completing this certificate. However, completeness and acquired competencies will be checked before the certificate is awarded.


Video with further information on the Intercultural Competence Certificate.

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




You will find all important information and dates of the Career Service, International Office and Language & Electives Centre at the European Campus Rottal-Inn in our semester guide for the winter semester 2020/2021.



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.


Sustainability is an integral part of the university operations at the European Campus Rottal-Inn. With a variety of projects and activities we make sustainability a tangible experience. As a university, we train multipliers and thus bear a responsibility in shaping a sustainable future.


Promotion of skills and awareness raising in the sense of education for sustainable development through innovative teaching, actions, fieldwork, excursions and the development of projects related to sustainability.

We use the synergies between our projects and network partners to creatively deal with innovative issues related to economy, ecology & sustainability. The EcoLab is open to all professors, staff & students for project work, teaching and final theses.


Thrown away and forgotten…

Happens everyday as we (as) consumers only bring up high efforts to purchase something but not any further in regards to disposal. Logical consequence: Cigarette butts, glas bottles, plastic packages and lots of other rubbish end up in places they don‘t belong to. Our forests, rivers and oceans with all their wildlife suffer from our indifferent behaviour, causing longterm problems to our planet.

Some serious action is needed • Join the Clean Up Challenge

To coincide with International Clean Up Day, the ECRI Clean Up Challenge will start on 19 September 2020 and will be organised via the Litterati app. Found some litter in inappropriate places? Normally we would pick it up and throw it away in the next public waste bin.* Due to Corona we recommend to get creative and support the Litterati project to gather data of litter hot spots and turn the Litter Grabber into a Data Grabber. This app not only calls for litter collection but can also identify litter types and hotspots via the uploaded geo images. Litterati intends to use the collected data in cooperation with companies and organisations to find more sustainable solutions for materials, waste disposal or infrastructure. So just take a picture of the litter. This way the community can figure out litter hot spots and can take action, like talking to the responsible companies or city councils.

  • Download the Litterati App and join the Clean Up Challenge [Code 254690]
  • Found some litter? Take a picture and upload it
  • We start on 19 September and try to collect 3000 pieces together until mid December
  • For the 3 best collectors of the Challenge there is a surprise from the ECRI Merchandise Shop

*If you want to dispose the litter please be responsible and take full precautions before, during and after the activity. Here are some simple steps: Wear gloves and a mask • Do not touch exposed skin with your gloves • Remove the gloves properly • Wash and disinfect your hands after your litter picking.

View our flyer here.


International days bring together activities, projects and ideas around a single theme and make it accessible to a broad public in a variety of ways. At the European Campus Rottal-Inn, university members use thematically appropriate days as hooks to present study programmes, research projects or current topics in various formats on campus. Whether it's an interview, a competition announcement or a short contribution via the social media channels - there are no limits to creativity to generate attention for this day and provide information.



When a loved one has to go to hospital and seconds decide over life and death, the last thing the ambulance needs is a no-reception zone. It has to be fast and the connection to the hospital has to be established on the way there. Ideally, devices in the ambulance can transmit first results to the hospital before the patient arrives. In the district of Rottal-Inn, however, this is not possible due to the often insufficient coverage area in mobile radio.

The European Campus Rottal-Inn (ECRI) of the Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DIT) would like to address this problem with a planned project on telemedical care in rural areas. For this purpose, the responsible people around Prof Dr Thomas Spittler and campus director Prof Dr Horst Kunhardt received the member of the Bundestag Max Straubinger at the campus in Pfarrkirchen on Thursday, 12 November.

During the talks, the central role of the mobile network in the field of telemedicine and eHealth was discussed. The nationwide coverage and network coverage in the district of Rottal-Inn would be the basis for the planned project and would pave the way for new methods that simplify, speed up and often make it possible to provide care for patients before it is too late for them. The university wants to work and research on the improvement and guarantee of the best possible patient care together with the Rottal-Inn clinics, the Red Cross rescue service and the district Rottal-Inn.

Both, Prof Spittler and MdB Straubinger emphasised in the discussions that research in particular plays a central role. From a scientific point of view, studies and research projects can be used to address the fears of concerns of the population and also to provide a well-founded account of the opportunities offered by the county-wide network coverage. During his visit to the campus, MdB Straubinger emphasised that this is particularly important for the economy and prosperity, in the case of the planned project for medical care in rural areas. He would advertise the project to the funding agency, the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, and assured the district of Rottal-Inn and ECRI of his full support.


Transnational project “DanuP-2-Gas” contributes to the Green Deal

In the “DanuP-2-Gas” project, researchers at the Technology Centre Energy (TZE) in Ruhstorf are developing the entire Danube area from Regensburg to the Black Sea with the aim of expanding the potential of the renewable energies available there, promoting transnational networking, producing and storing renewable natural gas, thus making Europe less dependent on gas imports from neighbouring countries. All this with the help of renewable energies.

The TZE of the University of Applied Sciences (HAW) Landshut is taking on the role of lead partner in the project, which is funded with more than 2.5 million euros. On the German side, it is being supported by the Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DIT), which is contributing its expertise and research results. A further nine countries along the Danube are also on board. The “DanuP-2-Gas” project runs from 202 to the end of 2022 and involves 14 partners. It is led by Prof Dr Raimund Brotsack, Professor at the European Campus Rottal-Inn (ECRI) in Pfarrkirchen.

Building on the basis of the Danube Energy Platform from the DIT’s “Energy Barge” project, “DanuP-2-Gas” networks the players in the entire Danube region. With this basis, the biomass available along the Danube can be promoted and distributed across the ten project countries. The project is dedicated to the process of making this biomass usable, with the help of which it is possible to produce gas from renewable energy sources through charring, subsequent gasification and methanation, which can then be fed into the existing distribution network. In this way, the electricity network is connected to the gas network and the resulting gas from renewable energy sources can be transported via these networks to areas where there is demand. This connection of the two networks or sectors is, along with the production and storage of the renewable gas, the core of the project and contributes significantly to making the energy supply in the Danube region more sustainable and thus actively promoting the energy turnaround. In “DanuP-2-Gas”, the project partners are now conducting a feasibility study in which biomass resources as well as infrastructural, legal and economic framework conditions are evaluated. DIT is preparing this information as an interactive geo-information platform with a Transnational Renewable Energy Atlas, so that future investors can use it to develop follow-up projects for actual technical implementation. Through the project, the Danube region has the potential to become a think tank for the energy turnaround and an ecosystem of further green innovation, emphasises Tobias Gotthardt, Chairman of the European Committee of Bavaria.

Cooperation DIT with HAW Landshut

In the field of energy storage technologies, especially in the area of long-term storage of renewable energies, DIT works closely with HAW Landshut. Prof Dr Raimund Brotsack (ECRI) has been partially seconded to HAW Landshut for an initial period of 4 years, half of his working time. In the “Power to Gas” working group there, a laboratory and technical centre for research and development work has been established, in which currently 3 research assistants and several students are researching and developing their final theses (doctorates, master’s, bachelor’s).


On October 21, Prof. Dr. Dr. Ozar Mintser from the National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education (NMAPE) in Kiev, Ukraine, visited the main campus of the Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DIT), and the European Campus Rottal-Inn (ECRI) in Pfarrkirchen. On his working visit he discussed the prospects of the long-term cooperation of DIT-ECRI with NMAPE.

During the visit Prof. Mintser met with President of DIT, Prof. Sperber, Vice-President for Health Sciences, Prof. Kunhardt, and Prof. Chaltikyan, with whom he discussed the prospects of the long-term cooperation between the two institutions. Prof. Mintser then visited the campus in Pfarrkirchen where he met with ECRI Dean, Prof. Georg Christian Steckenbauer, Prof. Chaltikyan, Prof. Spittler (Program Coordinator, Bachelor of Health Informatics at DIT-ECRI), as well as teaching and research staff of Digital Health, Medical and Health Informatics. During his stay at ECRI Prof. Mintser presented on NMAPE, as well as on advances in Medical Informatics education and research at his institution. The participants then discussed the practical aspects of the cooperation that will include the following main directions: bilateral exchange of students and staff (academic mobility), joint research project and activities, and double-degree study programmes. The parties also discussed a possibility of establishing a new joint satellite campus for Digital Health and Medical Tourism in Western Ukraine.

NMAPE and DIT-ECRI had signed a Memorandum of Understanding and a Cooperation Agreement earlier this year, to advance collaboration in education, research, and development in the domains of Digital Health, Medical and Health Informatics, as well as Medical, Health and Wellness Tourism. Prof. Ozar Mintser (Head of Department of Medical Informatics at NMAPE) and Prof. Georgi Chaltikyan (Program Coordinator, Master of Medical Informatics at DIT-ECRI) first established contact and began designing a collaboration plan in March 2020. They prepared and finalized a set of high-level documents, such as the Memorandum of Understanding, and then organized the working visit of Prof. Mintser to DIT-ECRI.

Established in 1918, NMAPE is one of the leading institutions in Ukraine in medical education and training and biomedical research, serving more than 25,000 physicians and medical graduates each year through postgraduate degree programmes, and certificate programmes in Continuous Medical Education (CME).