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The Golden Ring of Honor is specially crafted in such a way that the outline of its edges form the logo of the Technical University of Munich (TUM).Image: Uli Benz/TUM

Golden Ring of Honor

The Golden Ring of Honor of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is a prestigious award which is presented to persons who have far surpassed their duty in making outstanding contributions to research, teaching, the promotion of young scientists, or educational and university policy. The ring is crafted by goldsmiths using 18-Karat gold, and it bears the logo of the university.

The following persons have received the Golden Ring of Honor since it was first presented in 1997:

2012

Georg Grabner

District Administrator of the district of Berchtesgadener Land

Georg Grabner received the Golden Ring of Honor of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2012.

Dieter Soltmann

Entrepreneur, Honorary Senator and alumnus of the TU Munich, former President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Munich and Upper Bavaria, former President of the Economic Advisory Council for the Bavarian Union

Dr. Dieter Soltmann received the Golden Ring of Honor of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2012.

2010

Christian Bode

Secretary General of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Dr. Christian Bode received the Golden Ring of Honor of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2010.

Anna Maria Leichlmayr-Lais

Representative of the TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan and of University Medicine

Prof. Dr. Anna Maria Reichlmayr-Lais received the Golden Ring of Honor of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2010.

2008

Detlev Müller-Böling

Director of the Center for Higher Education Development (CHE)

Prof. Dr. Detlev Müller-Böling received the Golden Ring of Honor of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2008.

Eberhard von Kuenheim

Former chairman of the executive board and of the supervisory board of the BMW Group

Eberhard von Kuenheim received the Golden Ring of Honor of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2008.

2007

Adolf Feizlmayr

Founder of ILF Consulting Engineers GmbH

Adolf Feizlmayr received the Golden Ring of Honor of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2007.

2006

Walter Hohlefelder

Member of the management board of E.ON Energie AG

Dr. Walter Hohlefelder received the Golden Ring of Honor of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2006.

Karl-Heinz Michl

Former chariman of the Hans-Fischer-Society

Dr. Karl-Heinz Michl received the Golden Ring of Honor of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2006.

2004

Rudolf L. Mößbauer

Professor emeritus of Experimental Physics (Department of Physics), Winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1961

Prof. Dr. Rudolf L. Mößbauer (1929–2011) received the Golden Ring of Honor of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2004.

Otto Wiesheu

Bavarian Minister of State for Economics, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology

Dr. Otto Wiesheu received the Golden Ring of Honor of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2004.

2003

Heinrich von Pierer

Chairman of the executive board of Siemens AG

Dr. Heinrich von Pierer received the Golden Ring of Honor of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2003.

2000

Heinz Maier-Leibnitz

Professor emeritus of Technical Physics (Department of Physics)

Prof. Dr. Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (1911–2000) received the Golden Ring of Honor of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2000.

1998

Rainer Kuch

Representative of the President of the TU Munich responsible for appointing professors

Dr.-Ing. Rainer Kuch received the Golden Ring of Honor of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 1998.

1997

Thomas Feile

Chief Engineer (retired) at the Chair of the Fundamentals of Design and Representation (TUM Department of Architecture)

Thomas Feile received the Golden Ring of Honor of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 1997.

Gertrude Krombholz

Director of the Munich Morris Dancers (a dance group which forms part of the TUM’s university sports)

Gertrude Krombholz received the Golden Ring of Honor of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 1997.

The information provided was current at the time the award was received.

Contact Office of the President

Dr. rer. nat. Benedikt Lickleder
Technical University of Munich
Arcisstraße 21
80333 München
Germany

Tel. +49 89 289 25205
Fax +49 89 289 23399
lickleder@zv.tum.de

Contact Office of the President

Dr. rer. nat. Benedikt Lickleder
Technical University of Munich
Arcisstraße 21
80333 München
Germany

Tel. +49 89 289 25205
Fax +49 89 289 23399
lickleder@zv.tum.de