The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is awarding the Ludwig Medal as part of the celebrations to mark its 150th anniversary. Over the course of the anniversary year, the President will award the medal to members of the university who have shown exceptional commitment and rendered great services to the Technical University of Munich.
The medal is named after the founder of today’s university, Ludwig II, King of Bavaria. On Easter Sunday in 1868 (April 12th), he signed the decree for the establishment of the “Royal Bavarian Polytechnic School of Munich”.
The following people and organisations received the Ludwig Medal in the anniversary year:
Central Department 2 – Human Resources
Eva Fischer received the Gold Ludwig Medal in recognition of her dedication and exemplary service to the university in over 40 years of dutiful employment, in particular as a member of the TUM Human Resources team.
Structural Planning Development Munich Campus, Central Development 4 – Real Estate Management
Tanja Jovanovic received the Gold Ludwig Medal on April 13, 2018, “to mark the opening of the Tschira Forum, in recognition of her highly dedicated efforts on behalf of the restoration of TUM’s older buildings and especially during the reinforcement works carried out on the historical buildings on the main university campus on Arcisstrasse”.
Head of Department, Information Services, University Library
Dr. Caroline Leiß, representing the bibliometrics team of the University Library, received the Gold Ludwig Medal in recognition of her decisive and timely support of the TUM Board of Management within the scope of the University of Excellence proposal.
Paul Maroldt received the Gold Ludwig Medal in recognition of his exceptional commitment to the planning, design and implementation of the studiTUM facilities, which afford new learning and meeting spaces for students at the TUM campuses in Munich, Garching and Freising-Weihenstephan.
Functional Unit 1 – Controlling, Organisation, Planning
Dr. Juliane Materna received the Gold Ludwig Medal in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the preparation and implementation of the TUM review within the scope of the Excellence Strategy.
Delegate Officer for Image and Marketing
Dr. Clarissa Ruge received the Gold Ludwig Medal in honor of the innovative films she submitted as part of the celebrations marking the 150th anniversary of the founding of TUM.
Deputy Head, Office of the President
Dr. Christine Rupp received the Gold Ludwig Medal in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the preparation and implementation of the TUM review within the scope of the Excellence Strategy.
Klaus Tschira Foundation
The Klaus Tschira Foundation received the Gold Ludwig Medal in recognition of the generous contribution made to the restoration of the historical clock tower, the interior of which has been redesigned to house the Tschira Forum, an impressive space for events and representative purposes. The Medal was awarded April 13, 2018, when the restored clock tower was inaugurated.
Head of Fire Department Garching
Chief Inspector Jürgen Wettlaufer, representing the fire department of the TUM Campus Garching, received the Gold Ludwig Medal in recognition of exemplary professionalism in the implementation of state-of-the-art fire protection in the environment of highly complex technical facilities and laboratory structures.
Deputy Head of Department Acquisitions & Cataloguing, University Library
Dr. Veronika Diem received the Silver Ludwig Medal in honor of her exceptional voluntary commitment to TUM’s Program for Refugees that was funded with 500,000 euros by TUM Honorary Senator Ingeborg Pohl.
Head of HR 3 – Trade Fair and Knowledge Management
Charles Kern received the Silver Ludwig Medal for the development of a professional trade fair presence, with which the TUM achieved high visibility at international trade fairs.
Managing Director, Institutional Strategy, Functional Unit 1 – Controlling, Organisation, Planning
Dr. Christian Ostermeier was awarded the Silver Ludwig Medal in recognition of his vital contribution to the preparation and implementation of the TUM review within the scope of the Excellence Strategy.
Marieta Pashalidou received the Silver Ludwig Medal on the occasion of her retirement from TUM in recognition of her many years of exemplary service as a member of the cleaning staff for the presidential offices.
The information provided on each of the laureates was up to date at the time the award was received.