Doctoral Anniversary

  Group picture of the jubilarians Copyright: © Kurt Beyer

Since 2004, RWTH has been inviting doctoral graduates from 25 and 50 years ago to Aachen to celebrate their silver and golden doctoral anniversaries.

Friday, September 1 and Saturday, September 2, 2023



Eva Bender

Alumni Management


+49 241 80 94355



The milestone is always celebrated in the calendar year following the anniversary, to ensure that doctorates that were only awarded their certificate in December of the year in question have also reached their actual anniversary. In 2022, for example, the graduating classes of 1996 and 1971 were honored, and this year, those who received their certificates in 1997 and 1972 will celebrate their anniversary. The date of issue of the doctoral certificate is decisive here.

This year's milestone will be celebrated on September 1, 2023, from 4:30pm at Aula 1 of the Main Building. The following day, you are warmly invited to celebrate with graduates who are bidding farewell to the University on the CHIO grounds in the Soers district of Aachen.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Alumni Team.

In a Nutshell
  • Friday, September 1, 2023, admission from 4:30pm, program starts 5:30pm, lasts approx. 2.5 hours
  • Saturday, September 2, 2023, admission from 10am, program starts 2pm
  • Friday: Aula 1, RWTH Main Building, Templergraben 55
  • Saturday: CHIO Grounds
  • The graduating classes of 1997 and 1972 (doctoral certificate issued in one of these years)
Registration required?

Yes, online

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Registration ends June 30, 2023
Costs Each participant shall pay a fee of 49 euros. We will send you an invoice once you have registered.

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2022 Doctoral Anniversary