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Exhibition and new books on the history of TUM

Looking back through time

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.

The anniversary exhibition is a creation of the TUM Archive under the direction of Prof. Peter Brenner. Staff at the Chair of Architectural Informatics have developed a new presentation technology especially for the exhibition.

Opening Hours:
April 13 - December 30, 2018, on normal business days from 8:00 am - 9:00 pm (except July 6 - August 31)
Main building, matriculation hall
Arcisstraße 21, 80333 Munich

Brilliant discoverers and inventors

Five new books published by TUM.University Press also chronicle the history of TUM:

  • Brigitte Röthlein: Pioniere gestalten die Welt der Technik – 150 Jahre Forschung an der Technischen Universität München, TUM.University Press 2018
  • Martin Pabst: Köpfe der TUM – Geniale Entdecker und Erfinder aus der Technischen Universität München, TUM.University Press 2018
  • Martin Pabst: Alumni der TUM – Prägende Gestalter aus der Technischen Universität München, Verlag TUM.University Press 2018 (publication expected in or after May)
  • Technische Universität München, NS-Dokumentationszentrum München (Eds.): Die Technische Hochschule München im Nationalsozialismus, TUM.University Press 2018 (Starting May 18)
  • Wolfgang A. Herrmann (Ed.), Irene Meissner (Realization): Bauten + Kunst. Technische Universität München 1868–2018, TUM.University Press 2018

More Information:

Events in the anniversary year and research stories spanning 150 years of TUM history

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Großer Andrang auf die Technologien der Zukunft herrschte am Tag der offenen Tür. (Bild: A. Heddergott / TUM)

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...

Von 11 bis 18 Uhr bietet der Tag der offenen Tür am 13. Oktober 2018 fast 800 Einzelpunkte – ein breit gefächertes, spannendes Programm für alle Altersgruppen. (Bild: U. Benz / TUM)

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....

„Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg“ mit dem Ensemble der Bayerischen Staatsoper. (Bild: Bayerische Staatsoper / Wilfried Hösl)

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...

Schloss Linderhof wurde zwischen 1870 und 1886 von Georg Dollmann, Julius Hofmann und anderen Architekten für Ludwig II. gebaut. (Foto: U. Myrzik / Architekturmuseum der TUM)

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...

Beeindruckende Kulisse für das Jubiläumskonzert: der spätbarocke Festsaal des Klosters Raitenhaslach. (Bild: A. Eckert / TUM)

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....

Das Königshaus auf dem Schachen wurde zwischen 1869 und 1872 von Georg Dollmann für König Ludwig II. gebaut. (Image: Ulrike Myrzik / Architekturmuseum der TUM)

"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...

Im Stop-Motion Film „Liliutopie“ hält die Natur Einzug in die Städte, nachdem sich die Straßen in die Luft verlagert haben.

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...

THM-Rektor Lutz Pistor beim Dies academicus 1940. (Bild: TUM.Archiv)

“THM supported the Nazi regime”

Today marks the launch of a special exhibition at Munich’s Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism presenting the history of the Technische Hochschule München (THM), which is now TUM, during the Nazi era....

Blick in die Ausstellung

TUM recounts its history during the Nazi era

To mark its 150th anniversary, the Technical University of Munich (TUM), in conjunction with the Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism, is presenting an exhibition documenting its history during...

Riesenrad und Biergarten auf dem Campus Garching

The "TUM Family" toasts the anniversary

Astronauts and a Ferris wheel, a marquee and parodies of the Minister President, a campus run and a jazz band: Students and staff celebrated the 150th anniversary of TUM yesterday with a varied program.

Eine Frau hält ein Tablet mit der TUM-App.

Multimedia tours for TUM's anniversary

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...

Präsident Wolfgang A. Herrmann und Kanzler Albert Berger mit Studierenden auf dem "maiTUM" 2017.

TUM celebrates with Oktoberfest music and Ferris wheel

The Student Council of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) will be holding a traditional Bavarian May Day celebration on May 3 and 4 with Oktoberfest music. This year, "maiTUM" is part of the jubilee program and will...

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

Tschira Forum opens

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...

Bundespräsident Frank-Walter Steinmeier betonte beim Jubiläumsfestakt die gesellschaftliche Verantwortung der Wissenschaft. (Bild: A. Heddergott / TUM)

Innovation since 1868 – TUM celebrates its 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...

Die Jubiläumsbriefmarke zeigt den Oskar von Miller-Turm, den Thiersch-Turm und das „Atom-Ei“.

Postage stamp commemorates TUM anniversary

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...

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

Students brew JubilaTUM

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,...

Präsident Prof. Wolfgang A. Herrmann (r.) überreicht Dr. Edmund Stoiber die Ehrensenatorenwürde der TUM.

A prominent guest and the start of a special year

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...