TUM's anniversary year

Here you can read reports on our events and highlights in the anniversary year 2018. Founded in 1868 as a polytechnic school, 150 years later the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is one of the best universities in Europe. Experience the history of TUM and look with us into the future of science – visit our anniversary events: www.150.tum.de/en/events

Portrait: The Technical University of Munich – 150 years culture of excellence

  • Video review: 150 years of TUM

    Our anniversary year in pictures

    The Technical University of Munich has been shaping the future since 1868. Now, at the end of 2018, a cinematic retrospective offers the opportunity to take a look back on an anniversary year that was packed with events. At the same time, the university would like to thank everyone who contributed or participated. The film had its premiere at the Dies Academicus on December 6, 2018.

  • Open House Day at the Technical University of Munich

    A glimpse into the future

    From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. the Open House Day on Oct. 13, 2018, offers nearly 800 activities – an exciting programm for all ages (Image: U. Benz / TUM)

    Exciting insights into the world of science and research, with experiments, guided tours and lectures: The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites you to Open House Day on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 11 am to 6 pm. And to celebrate its 150th anniversary, TUM will open the doors at all its locations this year!

  • Interview on the exhibition "Palaces and Factories"

    More than just a fairy tale king

    The Royal Palace of Linderhof was built between 1870 and 1886 by Georg Dollmann, Julius Hofmann and other architects for Ludwig II. (Image: U. Myrzik / Architecture Museum of TUM)

    Today, the exhibition "Palaces and Factories – The Architecture under King Ludwig II" opens at the Architecture Museum (“Architekturmuseum”) of the Technical University of Munich (TUM). In this interview, the director of the museum, Prof. Andres Lepik, and the curator, Dr. Katrin Bäumler, explain why it's time to reassess the architectural legacy of the legendary Bavarian monarch and address the persistent stereotype of the unworldly 'fairy tale king'.

  • Exhibition on the buildings of King Ludwig II in the TUM Museum of Architecture

    "Palaces and Factories"

    The Royal house on the Schachen was built by Georg Dollmann for King Ludwig II between 1869 and 1872. (Image: Ulrike Myrzik / Architekturmuseum der TUM)

    On September 25th, 2018, the exhibition "Palaces and Factories – the Architecture under King Ludwig II" will open in the Museum of Architecture (Architekturmuseum) of the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The exhibition was planned to mark the 150th anniversary of the TUM and for the first time sheds light on the entire architectural scene in the Kingdom of Bavaria during the reign of the university founder.

  • 150 years of TUM: “Orbitum” exhibition opens in public space

    The world of research – as seen by artists

    In the stop-motion film “Liliutopia”, nature enters the cities after the streets take to the air.

    “Orbitum” is an exhibition of art works by students of the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The works, displayed in the Munich city center, explore important research fields at TUM, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. During the exhibition, from July 18 to July 26 2018, tours will be available, and introductions to the exhibition themes will be provided by the Pinakothek der Moderne and the Munich Academy of Fine Arts.

  • Artificial reflectors form TUM logo on satellite image

    Anniversary greetings from space

    The TUM logo is clearly visible on the image generated using the raw data from the TerraSAR-X satellite.

    On the 150th anniversary of the Technical University of Munich (TUM), the satellite TerraSAR-X sent a very special greeting: On June 12th scientists set up 26 reflectors on the southern lawn of the Alte Pinakothek Museum. The satellite, which flew over Munich that day, perceived the reflectors as glowing dots that made up the TUM logo appearing on the radar image.

  • Interview with Janina Kugel on the occasion of the TUM anniversary symposium

    "In Germany our thinking has to be more global and more networked"

    Interview with Janina Kugel, Chief Human Resources Officer at Siemens, on the occasion of the TUM anniversary symposium. (Picture: Eckert /TUM)

    On the occasion of its 150th anniversary the Technical University of Munich (TUM) held the International Symposium "Global University, Society, Labor Market - How to Shape Tomorrow's Talents" on June 7 - 8. One guest at the highly distinguished round table was Janina Kugel, Chief Human Resources Officer and Member of the Managing Board at Siemens AG. In an interview she speaks about interdisciplinary learning and working and about how German universities and employers can grow even more attractive to international talents. 

  • The "TUM Jubilee Bridge":

    Building bridges on the Life Science Campus Freising-Weihenstephan

    The Jubilee Bridge is a tangent that leads from the library of the Weihenstephan Science Centre via the central square with the maypole to the campus buildings in the northern part of the green campus. (Pictures: U. Benz/ TUM)

    On the occasion of its 150th anniversary, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has a new building on the Life Science Campus Freising-Weihenstephan: the "TUM Jubilee Bridge". It leads along Thalhauser Straße and connects the campus centre with the northern campus area. The road crossing is named after Professor Thomas Scharnagel, a pioneer in agricultural science.

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