2014 Golden and Silver Doctoral Jubilee

Golden and silver jubiliarians at the Aachen Dressage Stadium Copyright: © Kurt Beyer

A total of eight golden jubilarians and 75 silver jubilarians representing all of the faculties from the Classes of 1963 and 1988 attended at Rector Professor Ernst Schmachtenberg's invitation to celebrate their golden and silver doctoral jubilees and accept their renewal certificates in the decorated Aula 1 in the RWTH Main Building.


2014 Golden and Silver Doctoral Jubilee


Numerous guests, dissertation supervisors, deans, and members of the Rectorate participated in honoring the jubilarians, during which there were many opportunities to talk with friends from those times and supervisors. The event was rounded out with a celebratory dinner and a nostalgic slideshow with photos from the doctoral years.

A number of jubilarians and guests also used the opportunity to participate in the first RWTH Aachen Graduation Celebration in Soers before the evening event. Around 1000 graduates and doctoral graduates from all nine faculties celebrated their graduation wtih friends and family in the Aachen Dressage Stadium.

Aside from the graduates in caps and sashes, the jubilarians also stood out among the crowd with their silver and gold caps and sashes and enjoyed the entertainment program, moderated by Professor Malte Brettel, Vice-Rector for Industry and Business Relations.

The alumni and other attendees listened with interest to the keynote address given by the first Aachen Engineering Award recipient, Professor Berthold Leibinger, as well as to the other honorary guests. The event concluded with the jubiliarians joining the graduates in tossing their caps into the air.

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