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

  • New event hall in the “Thiersch Tower”

    Tschira Forum opens

    Exterior view of the “Thiersch Tower”.

    Since its completion in 1916, the “Thiersch Tower” is the landmark of the Technical University of Munich (TUM). To TUM president Wolfgang A. Herrmann it represents the “Soul of the university”. On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the university's founding, TUM has restored and redesigned the historic structure on Gabelsbergerstraße with the generous support of the Klaus Tschira Stiftung (KTS) foundation. Today the opening ceremonies were held for the Tschira Forum, an impressive event space on the fourth story of the tower.

  • Federal President and Bavarian Minister President attend ceremony marking TUM's 150th anniversary

    Innovation since 1868 – TUM celebrates its anniversary

    At the ceremony marking TUM's 150th anniversary German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier emphasized the societal responsibility of the sciences. (Image: A. Heddergott / TUM)

    German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier addressed the 1200 invited guests at Munich's Residenz palace on the occasion of the 150th anniversary celebration of the founding of Technical University of Munich (TUM). He called for courage in shaping the future and pointed to the potential exemplary role of TUM with its "passion for the future". The Bavarian Minister President Dr. Markus Söder highlighted the importance of TUM for Bavaria as an attractive research and business location. The ceremony was broadcast live by Bavarian television.

  • Exhibition and new books on the history of TUM

    Looking back through time

    The exhibition shows 15 decades of TUM.

    What are the inventions and discoveries that have changed the world since 1868? Which renowned personalities have researched and taught at TUM over the last 150 years? What changes have taken place at the university's various locations? Find out in the exhibition "Looking back through time – 150 years of Technical University of Munich" and in five new books. The exhibition starts on April 13 in the main building of the Munich campus and will remain open until the end of the year.

  • Deutsche Post to sell envelopes with cancellation on April 12 in the TUM main building

    Postage stamp commemorates TUM anniversary

    The postage stamp depicts the Oskar von Miller Tower, the Thiersch Tower, and the Atomic Egg.

    The German Federal Ministry of Finance is issuing a 150 cent postage stamp to commemorate 150 years of TUM. On the anniversary day, April 12, Deutsche Post will sell envelopes with the TUM anniversary design bearing the special edition postage stamp and first day of issue cancellation in the TUM main building.

  • A special beer for the anniversary

    Students brew JubilaTUM

    JubilaTUM is a hoppy bottom-fermented export-beer, which is produced for the anniversary year. (Photo: U. Benz/ TUM)

    His recipe was developed especially for the anniversary of the Technical University of Munich (TUM): the amber-coloured export-beer JubilaTUM. Under the direction of Dr. Johannes Tippmann from TUM-Forschungsbrauerei, students of the Faculty of Brewing and Food Technology have developed the recipe in a competition. In spring it was produced in small margins at craft breweries and from now on it is served at all festivities in the jubilee year.

  • Dies academicus: Annual Academic Celebration 2017

    A prominent guest and the start of a special year

    President Prof. Wolfgang A. Herrmann (r.) presents Dr. Edmund Stoiber with the title of Honorary Senator.

    This year's Technical University of Munich (TUM) Annual Academic Celebration was reason both to look back and to look ahead: Launching the festivities marking the 150-year anniversary of the founding of TUM, President Wolfgang A. Herrmann presented a preview of the anniversary program and announced the founding of the "Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence", to be led by the winner of the German President's Award for Innovation in Science and Technology, Prof. Sami Haddadin. And long-time Bavarian Minister President Dr. Edmund Stoiber was elevated to the rank of Honorary Senator as an outstanding patron and benefactor of TUM.

  • Celebrations to mark 150 years of TUM begin with Advent Matinee

    Ouverture for the anniversary year for a "world-class university"

    The Advent Matinee 2017 as a prelude to the founding anniversary of the TUM. (Photo: U. Benz/TUM)

    The TUM Advent Matinee on the 1st Sunday of Advent in the Philharmonie im Gasteig has a long tradition. Also the Advent concert Vivat TUM for alumni and freshmen as well as the honouring of the new TUM Ambassadors. The special feature this year: President Prof. Wolfgang A. Herrmann opened the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the TUM.