In the scope of the TUM’s anniversary celebration, Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier emphasized how important it is to have the courage to shape the future. In his speech on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the university’s founding – in front of 1,200 guests at the Residenz München – Steinmeier stated that the university’s “Lust auf Zukunft” could set an example.
After the ceremonial celebration Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier met the WARR Hyperloop team. The BR featured a live broadcast, which is still available via the broadcaster’s media library:
150 years of TUM: a ceremonial celebration
Further programs focusing on the anniversary
There are further programs focusing on the TUM’s anniversary, providing insight into unusual research projects, looking back on the university’s history, and shining a light on the future of universities:
- alpha focus: 150 years of TUM
The documentary focuses on the TUM’s history – based on interviews, historical material, and modern animations.
- Campus MAGAZIN: Exzellent, unternehmerisch und traditionsbewusst – 150 Jahre TU München
The magazine shows unexpected aspects of the university, asks the freshers about the challenges at one of the most renowned technical universities, shines a light on how spin-offs can make their way to Silicon Valley, and features an interview with Professor Marion Kiechle, who was appointed Bavaria’s Minister of Science and Research.
- Campus DISKURS: What are the problems at German universities, Mr. Herrmann?
In an interview (from 2017), President Wolfgang A. Herrmann talks about the current state of the university’s political situation and its strategies.