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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

  • Präsident Wolfgang A. Herrmann und  Kanzler Albert Berger legen einen Kranz am Grab Karl Max von Bauernfeinds nieder. (Foto: A. Heddergott/ TUM)
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    Wreath ceremony at the tomb of TUM's Founding Director

    Memorial service for Karl Max von Bauernfeind

    Karl Max von Bauernfeind was the first Director of what is today the Technical University of Munich (TUM). He had just turned 50 when he opened the new "Polytechnic School Munich" in 1868. Thus TUM's 150th anniversary year also marks the 200th anniversary of Bauernfeind's birth. Yesterday TUM held a memorial service during which President Prof. Wolfgang A. Herrmann placed a wreath at Bauernfeind's tomb in Munich's Old North Cemetery.

  • Eine Frau hält ein Tablet mit der TUM-App.
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    Multimedia tours for TUM's anniversary

    App, film, website – fresh insights into the world of TUM

    To mark its 150th birthday, TUM is offering entertaining glimpses into the exciting world of science – including mobile multimedia content: The "TUM interactive" app explores research through simulations and games. The new film portrait of TUM shows how the scientists tackle the challenges facing modern society every day. The anniversary website tells the stories behind major inventions and discoveries. And the TUM online shop features special items created for TUM's birthday parties.

  • Der Thiersch-Turm, ein markanter Punkt in der Münchner Silhouette. (Bild: A. Heddergott / TUM)
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    Tschira Forum opens

    New event hall in 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.

  • Bundespräsident Frank-Walter Steinmeier betonte beim Jubiläumsfestakt die gesellschaftliche Verantwortung der Wissenschaft. (Bild: A. Heddergott / TUM)
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    Innovation since 1868 – TUM celebrates its anniversary

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

    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.

  • Die Installation in der Immatrikulationshalle zeigt 15 Dekaden TUM.
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    Looking back through time

    Exhibition and new books on the history 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.

  • JubilaTUM ist ein untergäriges Export-Bier mit feiner Hopfennote, das im Jubiläumsjahr hergestellt wird. (Foto: U. Benz/ TUM)
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    Students brew JubilaTUM

    A special beer for the anniversary

    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.

  • Präsident Prof. Wolfgang A. Herrmann (r.) überreicht Dr. Edmund Stoiber die Ehrensenatorenwürde der TUM.
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    A prominent guest and the start of a special year

    Dies academicus: Annual Academic Celebration 2017

    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.