„Lernen. Forschen. Machen.“


The Virtual Show

Persons at film set Copyright: RWTH Aachen/Thorsten Karbach



Anja Wehrle

Department 3.0 – Press and Communications


+49 241 80 90416



Saturday, October 10, 2020


In the early days of RWTH, the founding director, August von Kaven, established the University's claim as "rapid, wonderful progress in the application of science". Exactly 150 years to the day of the first lecture, RWTH Aachen University will show what it stands for nowadays in a special movie.

Actually, "The Show" in C.A.R.L. lecture hall complex was intended to be the highlight of a series of celebrations for the anniversary. Due to the pandemic, we have had to cancel the planned events for now. However, RWTH would now like to invite you to tune in for the anniversary movie evening, so we can celebrate together while maintaining our distance, too. The movie will be broadcast on the video platform YouTube at 8:15pm on October 10, 2020.

Ralph Caspers and Shary Reeves, well known in Germany for their work on children’s TV shows, visited different RWTH institutes to shoot the movie, which they are presenting. The movie will provide insights into current research, and in particular make the topic of sustainability tangible for all. Academic journalist Mai-Thi Nguyen-Kim will hold the keynote speech, while RWTH graduate Renzo Vitale will be audible in the Collegium Musicum University Choir and Orchestra – with an RWTH symphony composed specially for the occasion.