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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


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.


  • In the Multifunctional lab for Chemistry and Material Science, students obtain basic training in scientific-technical work in the laboratory. The focus here is on materials for healthy and sustainable construction as well as the research and development priorities of renewable energies and energy storage.


  • The DigiHealth & Smart Tourism Lab is dedicated to design thinking processes for the development of innovative tourism and medical products and services. Research on tourism experiences and sustainable health care as well as the use of innovative software and tools on "Smart Tourism" and "Digital Health" complement the lab spectrum.


  • In the Sustainability Lab, competencies and awareness in the context of "Education for Sustainable Development" are formed and explored through innovative teaching, activities, field placements, excursions and sustainable lifestyles. Sustainable social, economic and ecological projects are implemented synergistically, across activities with network partners.


  • The EEE-Lab - Electrical and Energy Engineering Laboratory focuses on the fundamentals of electrical engineering and electronics as well as physics. The lab focuses on measurement and control technology, industrial communication, automation technology, energy technology and renewable energies. The EEE-Lab also offers teaching for graduates and project staff and is dedicated to research and development activities.


  • The HSB-Lab - Laboratory for Healthy & Sustainable Buildings focuses on the use of technology for the physical measurement of buildings and the experience of sustainable building materials and technologies. Especially instructive is the training "to be old" with wheelchair and age simulation suits. And the analysis of the sun's position and effects on energy-efficient planning with the Heliodon


  • The BPP Lab for Building Products and Building Processes in Arnstorf is dedicated to the study of indoor climate (heat/cold), acoustics, building information modelling (BIM) and the construction and management of buildings.


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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




We can't change the wind, but we can set the sails differently. (Aristotle)


The studies are an important milestone in life. During your studies, you want to build up the necessary professional and social skills and gain important experience for the future, in order to realise your own potentials later in life. On this path, you take on a lot of responsibility. You’re facing new challenges every day, which often require a lot of strength and energy.

In life, however, not everything always goes according to plan. That can also happen in your studies. Many unexpected problems can be solved quickly if you get competent help in time. It often helps at first if you can talk about your worries and problems with someone.



The "Student Counselling Service" (StuCoS) at the European Campus Rottal-Inn is aimed at students who feel the need to talk confidentially about themselves and their personal situation. The students are supported in looking at their own situation "from the outside in", looking for and finding solutions together, in order to ultimately get out of a difficult situation.

StuCoS sees itself as the first point of contact for very personal concerns of those seeking advice. Since the counsellor cannot be an expert in all areas, they work confidentially and closely networked with other counselling centres in the region. In this way, you will receive comprehensive professional guidance and support in your personal concerns.


Counselling services

The counselling centre “StuCoS“ can help you in the following areas and situations:

Psychosocial counselling:

  • General issues of daily life and social integration
  • Conflicts with fellow students, teachers or in your relationship, etc.
  • Dissatisfaction with your social situation
  • Psychological stress caused by studying
  • Socialising difficulties or other issues that are bothering you

Study guidance:

The following questions often come up in connection with your studies:

  • What is expected of me as a student in terms of learning?
  • Which study methods are best suited for daily learning in studies?
  • Are my self-competences dependent on my own learning success?

Often these questions cannot be answered on their own. You will receive competent support in the following areas:

  • Problems with learning through coaching, e.g.: effective exam preparation
  • Stress and studying, relaxation techniques, learning techniques
  • Self/time management, diary to manage your study time, etc.


Further information

Contact person and consultant

Claudia Nikitsin - research assistant and deputy faculty women's representative at the European Campus Rottal-Inn (ECRI) in Pfarrkirchen

  • Studied Pedagogy, Educational Science, German with the 1st State Examination at the University of Paderborn
  • Certified training as a telephone counsellor in the TelefonSeelsorge (TS) with many years of work experience
  • Methodological-didactic further training in areas such as pedagogical learning guidance, non-violent communication according to Marshall B. Rosenberg, Mental health problems among students and tutor qualification (DIZ)
  • Conception and collaboration in various university projects on learning support for young adults



You can send me an email with a short description of your personal concerns and to arrange a personal counselling appointment: stucos-ecri@th-deg.de


Find here the planned info sessions & activities of the International Office for the winter semester 2023/24.

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 summersemester 2023.



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

We use the synergies between our projects and network partners to creatively address innovative issues related to sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Sustainability Lab is open to all professors, staff & students for project work, teaching and final theses.


Check out this overview of the Sustainability Lab.


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.

Here you can find all previous articles on the International Days:

Today's DayArchiv





From WS21/22, the Deggendorf Institute of Technology in cooperation with the OTH Amberg-Weiden and the TH Nuremberg will offer a digital self-learning course (in German) entitled "Fundamentals of Sustainability". The course provides insights into the societal, economic, material and technical foundations of a transformation to sustainability and shows the causes for this from a scientific perspective.


Robert FeichtRaimund Brotsack and Christoph Lindenbergerlead through the following four modules of the course:

General foundations of sustainability: Students learn about the interrelationships of social, ecological and economic factors and actors and apply basic sustainability models and analysis methods. 

Economic framework of sustainability: Students learn methods of environmental and resource economics and assess the use of sustainability policy instruments.

Materiality and sustainability: Students understand the material cycles of the earth and learn about the production of materials from renewable raw materials and the recycling and disposal of products. 

Energy and sustainability: Students understand the basics of climate change. They learn about current technologies and developments and assess measures in the field of regenerative energy systems in the context of grid expansion, energy distribution and storage technologies.

The course can be booked via the Virtual University of Bavaria and can be integrated by vhb sponsoring universities into their degree programmes. The project leader at TH Deggendorf is Prof. Dr. Robert Feicht (robert.feicht@th-deg.de).


Sustainability is an integral value and component of the European Campus Rottal-Inn and accordingly also means for us to harmonise "economic performance, ecological responsibility and social justice". It is precisely these basic pillars of sustainability that we are currently trying to unite in an exciting and ambitious pilot project on the topic of "Forest, Health and Tourism". The driving research question here is: "How can we use local, native forest and natural areas sustainably, for health tourism, and create added value for all stakeholders in the process?"

In the course of the INTERREG project AB291 "Forest Health Tourism Network", in which the European Campus is even the lead partner, we have joined forces with a broad, interdisciplinary consortium and are investigating this and other important questions - especially in Corona times.

You can find more information about our exciting project in our project overview.



On the world ocean day • 8th June • the student association RESP e.V., ECRI's EcoLab and the Tourism Naturally Online Symposium would like to invite you to an online discussion on overfishing and plastic in the ocean with blue park ambassador Tharaka Sriram.

In the coming weeks, information about our oceans and how we can contribute to the conservation of this habitat will be published here padlet.com/resp




On 5-6 September, the WHO Symposium took place in Porto, Portugal, for the second time in four years. This year, the organisers at WHO invited Professor Georgi Chaltikyan, Head of Digital Health at the European Campus Rottal-Inn of the Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DIT-ECRI), to speak on one of the panels.

The symposium focused on the future of healthcare systems in the digital era in the European region and addressed burning issues facing the industry. The panel on which Prof Chaltikyan was invited to speak was entitled "High-tech vs. high-touch: Can digital technologies mitigate the health workforce crisis?" sought to explore how digital technologies can help address the health workforce crisis. Together with his colleagues, Prof Chaltikyan highlighted the key challenges of digital transformation from a health workforce perspective and the possible solutions to address these challenges.

His presence, together with his colleague from the Digital Health team at DIT-ECRI, Dmitry Etin, marked the ever-growing impact of the Deggendorf Institute of Technology as one of the key pillars of digital health education, research and development in Europe and globally. In addition, a second year student of the Master of Digital Health (MDH), DIT's flagship programme, Ms Airam Regalado Ceballos, was invited to contribute to another panel of students and young professionals entitled "Voices of tomorrow: harnessing the power of youth innovation in (digital) health".

Such a significant contribution by DIT-ECRI to the success of the meeting is in line with the institution's aspirations to become a WHO Collaborating Centre on Digital Health - an important development expected to be completed in early 2024.


Just ahead of the upcoming winter semester, Markus Blume, the Minister of State for Science and the Arts, paid a visit to the European Campus Rottal-Inn (ECRI) in Pfarrkirchen. During his visit, the minister had the opportunity to gain insights into the six research laboratories, the latest projects, and the reasons why students from a wide array of countries choose this study destination. For the winter semester of 2023/24, ECRI anticipates approximately 1,500(*) new students from around 100 countries across Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. These increasing enrolment figures document the sustained success of the European Campus and its location.

Science Minister Blume noted: “Pfarrkirchen is where the world comes to study. The European Campus Rottal-Inn at the Deggendorf Institute is a true success story. Its special appeal lies in international students hailing from over a hundred countries, excellent academic conditions, and strong support from the local community. Furthermore, the focus here is on themes of the region: health, digitalisation, and tourism. “The Deggendorf Institute is one of our most dynamic universities. This is evident even and particularly here in Pfarrkirchen.”

Upon arrival, Minister Blume was greeted by University President Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Peter Sperber, and Vice President Prof. Dr. Horst Kunhardt and the Dean of the Faculty Prof. Dr. Christian Steckenbauer shared insights into current initiatives. “We hope for ongoing support from the ministry to be able to lead the way in expanding our research and development activities in the future”, Kunhardt said. Students from Greece, Russia, Nigeria, and Iran showcased their tourism projects in the field of Extended Reality, offering virtual tours of Pfarrkirchen using VR glasses. In the “DigiHealth & Smart Tourism Lab,” the latest regional health project, “med4PAN,” was presented: this project aims to improve medical care in rural areas with technical assistance, such as providing defibrillators by drones in cases of acute heart failure. In the “EEE Lab for Electrical and Energy Engineering”, a simulator was used to demonstrate the principle of wind energy generation and to illustrate the functional principle of electrochemical energy storage during the course of the day.              

Since October 2015, ECRI has been an international study destination of the Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DIT) and was established based on the state government’s “science-based regional and structural policy”. The primary research and teaching focuses at this campus are sustainability and quality of life in rural areas, which are explored from various perspectives in degree programmes such as Digital Health, Tourism, Energy and Energy Technology, and Healthy Sustainable Building, among others.


(*) Enrolment estimate as of 30.8.2023, subject to change.      


Spring and Summer is always an especially busy season for Digital Health students, teachers and researchers at Deggendorf Institute of Technology’s European Campus Rottal-Inn (DIT-ECRI) with many important conferences and industry expos taking place April through June. Professor Dr. Georgi Chaltikyan, head of the two signature Digital Health Education and R&D products at DIT-ECRI, the Master of Digital Health (MDH) and the annual education and scientific event series DigiHealthDay (DHD), as well as students and research associates, made an impactful appearance at five consecutive events in the end of May – beginning of June.

In mid-May Professor Chaltikyan delivered a master-class to the prospective students of the Armenian double-degree counterpart of DIT-ECRI’s Master of Digital Health launched last year at the Russian-Armenian University in Yerevan, Armenia. The very next day he was invited to speak on a Digital Transformation panel at the Yerevan Tech Forum 2023, a leading event in Armenia.

The week after that, DIT-ECRI students and staff attended Vitalis in Gothenburg, Sweden, the largest and most impactful Digital Health conference and expo in the Nordic Countries. This conference was co-located with Medical Informatics Europe – the annual scientific conference by the European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) of which DIT-ECRI is one of the most active institutional members. Then followed the Pharma 4.0 conference in Berlin, a no less prominent event and conference on Digital Transformation of Pharma where Prof. Dr. Georgi Chaltikyan was the invited chair.

Finally, on June 7-9, one of the most significant European and international events took place in Lisbon, Portugal – the HIMSS 23 Europe congress and expo, where DIT-ECRI actively participated with a dedicated booth, as well as a large group of staff, researchers and students led by Prof. Chaltikyan. Many of the DIT-ECRI students were invited as the conference volunteers amounting to 8 out of 13 HIMSS volunteers. Volunteering at HIMSS23Europe gave the students a unique opportunity to get familiar with the behind the scenes challenges of organizing the event. They gained valuable skills and exciting experience, while those present at the booth engaged in informative conversations with visitors, showcased the university, and achieved new insights into various aspects of Digital Health. The event also featured Prof. Chaltikyan speaking at the panel titled “Harnessing Digital Health Workforce Development”.

For over three years now DIT-ECRI is a partner of HIMSS, with resultant wider recognition of its Digital Health activities in Europe and globally, and many new excellent opportunities for its students and young researchers, to learn, develop, and network with the global Digital Health community.

More is to come: later this year, the annual symposium DigiHealthDay-2023 will be convened on November 10. It is already known that several more global top-level experts and opinion leaders will be speaking at the symposium, including key Digital Health officers from the WHO Europe Headquarters in Copenhagen.