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.



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 events celebrating doctoral anniversaries and student graduations are set to take place in the first week of September.

Registration for the event will be activated in March. All information will be made available on this page in good time.

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

In a Nutshell
  • Currently planned for the first week of September
  • Aula 1, RWTH Main Building, Templergraben 55
  • CHIO Grounds
  • The graduating classes of 1997 and 1972 (doctoral certificate issued in one of these years)
Registration required? Yes
Registration ends June 30, 2023
Costs Each participant shall make a contribution. We will send an invoice after registration.

Do you want to know when your doctoral anniversary will be held? Feel free to contact us at .


Photos from the 2022 Doctoral Anniversary

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Use the following password-protected page to download more images in different formats. The password was sent to all participants of the 2022 Doctoral Anniversary in the mail.