TUM's anniversary year

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.

Anniversary poster in TUM's Department of Mechanical Engineering
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Video review: 150 years of TUM

Our anniversary year on film

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.

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President Wolfgang A. Herrmann has awarded the honorary senatorship to Robert Schmucker, Renate Schmucker, Vigdis Nipperdey and Otto Wiesheu (from left). (Image: U. Benz / TUM)

Dies academicus: Honors for outstanding dedication and scientific performance

TUM recognizes individuals of merit

Groundbreaking research results, significant achievements in connection with the development of TUM, outstanding dedication to the university community: The Technical University of Munich (TUM) honored numerous individuals at today's Dies academicus as well as at other festive occasions such as the TUM Awards Dinner preceding the annual academic celebration. Presented for the first time were the Friedrich Schiedel Prize for Politics and Technology as well as the TUM Supervisory Award for particularly outstanding supervision of doctoral candidates.

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The 2018 Advent concerts of TUM as a musical finale of the anniversary year. (Picture: Heddergott / TUM)

TUM Advent Matinee and Vivat TUM in the Philharmonic Hall at Gasteig

A musical finale to the anniversary year

The annual Advent concerts of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) bring together students, staff, alumni and friends of the university in the Philharmonic Hall at Gasteig. This year's concerts on yesterday's first Advent also marked the end of the university' s 150th anniversary festivities.

Technologies of the future attracted much attention on Open House Day. (Image: A. Heddergott / TUM)

Open House Day for TUM's anniversary

King Ludwig, robots and a particle detector made of Lego

On Saturday more than 15,000 visitors took advantage of Open House Day for a close-up experience of the fascinating research and future-oriented technologies at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). For the first time ever, TUM opened its doors simultaneously at all its sites on the occasion of its 150th anniversary.

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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)

Open House Day at the Technical University of Munich

A glimpse into the future

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!

"Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg" with the Bayerische Staatsoper ensemble. (Image: Bayerische Staatsoper / Wilfried Hösl)

Special performance by Bayerische Staatsoper

Highly acclaimed "Meistersinger" for TUM anniversary

Last night the “TUM family” celebrated the 150-year history of their university with a special "birthday present": The Bayerische Staatsoper ensemble put on an exclusive performance of Richard Wagner's opera "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg".

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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)

Interview on the exhibition "Palaces and Factories"

More than just a fairy tale king

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'.

Impressive background for the anniversary concert: The late-baroque ceremonial hall of the Raitenhaslach monastery. (Image: A. Eckert / TUM)

Concert for 150 years of TUM in the Science and Study Center Raitenhaslach

Musical anniversary celebration under baroque frescoes

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) yesterday celebrated its birthday with a particularly festive event at its Science and Study Center Raitenhaslach. In the ceremonial hall of the late-baroque convent building Prof. Felix Mayer conducted a concert featuring works by Johannes Brahms, Franz Liszt and Franz Schubert as well as piano pieces from Zoltán Kodály.

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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)

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

"Palaces and Factories"

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.

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

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

The world of research – as seen by artists

“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.

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