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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


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
  • DigiHealth & Smart Tourism Lab
  • Sustainability Lab
  • EEE lab - for Electrical and Energy Technology
  • HSB Lab -  for healthy and sustainable buidlings


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 intercultural skills in practice.

The certificate programme is currently being worked on and will be offered again in the Summer Semester 2023. Infos will follow here soon.

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




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 referral 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

Educational counselling:

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.


Helpful documents for getting started


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


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 2022/23.



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 11 November, the DigiHealthDay (DHD) will take place for the third time at the European Campus Rottal-Inn (ECRI). The scientific symposium brings together internationally renowned experts, students and the interested public for one day to exchange ideas on the topic of digital health. Registrations for the free event are still possible.

This year, DHD-2022 is all about AI research, ethics and regulation in the field of Digital Health. The individual panels will look at these aspects from different angles. In the morning, keynote speeches will cover topics such as the modelling, development and implementation of transformed health ecosystems, digital health technologies or digital health innovations, including progress, setbacks and prospects. In parallel sessions, participants can then choose between a panel on the European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI), the student session or the scientific panel.

After the joint lunch break, the experts will address, among other things, the first WHO regional action plan for digital health in Europe, which will be presented by the WHO European Regional Office, in various keynote presentations. Other presentations will focus on the role of digital transformation in improving the performance of the health system or on health data as the key to future-oriented, data-based care. Finally, speakers from Canada, India, Norway, Austria and Germany will explore the question "DigiHealth-AI Quo Vadis: How to make AI safe, efficient, ethical, explainable and accountable?".

Participation in DHD-2022 is free of charge. It will not only take place on site at ECRI in Pfarrkirchen, but can also be attended virtually via Zoom. To participate on site, simply send an email with the subject "ONSITE" to info.digihealth@th-deg.de. Further information on the event and current updates can be found on the website www.th-deg.de/digihealthday.

DHD-2022 is supported by SHL Telemedicine as Premier Sponsor and iTD as Sponsor. Other partners of the event are the Bavarian State Ministry for Health and Care (StMGP), the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), the International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth (ISfTeH), the Consortium of Educational Institutions in Digital Health (CONEDIG), the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA), the European Federation for Medical Informatics(EFMI), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Digitale Medizin e. V. (DGDM), the German Society for Telemedicine e.V. (DGTelemed), the Bavarian TelemedAllianz. (BTA), the Armenian Association of Digital Health (AADH), the City of Pfarrkirchen, the Russian-Armenian University (RAU), the People's Friendship University of Russia (RUDN), the National Healthcare University of Ukraine (NHU), DigitalHealthNews. eu (media partner) and Munich Digital Health Summit (partner event).


Excellent health care is an important topic in Germany. Among refugees and migrants, the topic of health prevention is not always as present as it should be. In order to promote health promotion and prevention among refugees and migrants in the future, the European Campus Rottal-Inn (ECRI) is cooperating with the Health Region Plus Passauer Land.

At the kick-off event with Prof. Dr. Thomas Spittler and Regina Escher from ECRI and Dr. Heidi Brandl, Head of the Department of Medical and Social Pedagogical Health Promotion at the Passau Health Department and the Head of the Health Region Plus Passau Land, Lisa Fraunhofer, the further roadmap of the cooperation was worked out. In line with the theme of the year, heart health, the focus is on promoting physical activity to prevent cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and improve heart health in general. To this end, three VHS courses in "easy language" are being launched as a pilot project in the Passau Land region.

ECRI is providing scientific support for the project. The focus is particularly on intercultural communication, which plays an important role in the work with refugees and migrants. ECRI is working on possible digitalisation strategies to make health topics even more target group-oriented and accessible in the future. The aim is to use this to make refugees and migrants aware of preventive measures in order to prevent cardiovascular diseases, for example. A key to this is the promotion of physical activity measures. The evaluation of the results from the pilot project is also on the agenda.

In the next step of the cooperation, those responsible at ECRI and the Gesundheitsregionplus Passauer Land want to set up a Stammtisch. This is planned for November and will involve regional actors to promote health promotion and prevention for refugees and migrants.


In the week from 10 to 14 October, the "Summer School Health Tour 2022" took place at the European Campus Rottal-Inn (ECRI) in Pfarrkirchen. This brought together students and lecturers from five partner universities to promote international initiatives in the areas of research and teaching in health tourism.

A total of 25 students and 10 lecturers from Georgia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Croatia and Ukraine as well as the Secretary General of the European Spas Association (ESPA) in Brussels took part in the Summer School in Pfarrkirchen. During the week, everything revolved around health tourism and how research and teaching in this field can be linked on an international level. The Summer School had set itself the goal of bringing together training institutions, trainees and practical companies in the district of Rottal-Inn. In this way, training should be better oriented to the needs of the local health tourism businesses in the future. A discussion with representatives of numerous regional businesses took place in the middle of the week under the title "Science meets Industry". The participants were able to take away important ideas and make interesting contacts for future projects and recruitment. This format will continue beyond the Summer School.

In addition, the creation of ideas for future joint projects and events in health tourism for the district of Rottal-Inn was on the agenda. In order to get to know the region better, a health tourism excursion to the Naturium in Ering am Inn as well as to Bad Griesbach took place on Thursday, where the participants were given a guided tour of the spa and the guest services by Mr Altmannsberger and Mr Weinzierl. Afterwards, the group visited the Hotel Maximilan in Bad Griesbach. On this day, promising contacts were made between the students and the companies.

It is precisely the exchange with partners from business and industry and the cooperation on an international level during the Summer School that form the recipe for success for the transnational cooperation. Prof. Dr. Marcus Herntrei, head of the project, emphasised: "This first meeting of all partners from six countries was an inspiring exchange on the status quo in health tourism. We were able to deepen valuable contacts and agreed on very concrete next steps. Already in December 2022, we will continue with mutual working visits as well as the winter workshop of the lecturers. I am proud that the European Campus in Pfarrkirchen is the breeding ground for this great international project".

The "Summer School Health Tour 2022" was financially supported by the friends & associates of ECRI, the Rottal-Inn Economic Development Corporation and WEKO Pfarrkirchen. It was organised as part of the four-year project "Internationalisation in International Tourism Management / Health Tourism" and is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The project at ECRI is led by Prof. Dr. Marcus Herntrei.