150 Years of RWTH: Special Anniversary Show

July 16th, 2020 | by

On October 10, 1870, the first lecture was held in Aachen. To commemorate this historic day, RWTH had originally planned a big show and ceremony in C.A.R.L. lecture hall complex – now, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the University is instead presenting an online show at 8:15pm on its birthday featuring Ralph Caspers and Shary Reeves.

When teaching first began at RWTH Aachen University, it was still known as “Königliche Rheinisch-Westphälische Polytechnische Schule.” In his inaugural speech, founding director August von Kaven promised to aim for “rapid, wonderful progress in the application of science.” 150 years later, RWTH Aachen University is ready to show the world what it stands for today through the medium of film.

“The Show” at the C.A.R.L. was supposed to have been the highlight of a series of celebrations – however, in light of the pandemic, these events, unfortunately, had to be canceled. Instead, RWTH now invites you to join us for a prime-time anniversary show, which can be experienced together and yet spatially separated. It will be broadcast on October 10, 2020 at 8:15pm via the video platform YouTube.

Full Press Release: Special RWTH Anniversary Show

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