Golden and Silver Doctoral Jubilee 2013


A total of eight golden jubilarians and 70 silver jubilarians from all faculties and the doctoral cohorts in 1962 and 1987, as well as numerous other guests, doctoral advisors, and deans accepted Rector Professor Ernst Schmachtenberg's invitation to celebrate their golden and silver doctoral jubilees and to receive their renewal diplomas in the decorated Aula 1 in the Main Building on Templergraben.

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The jubilarians didn't let long trips stop them from being a part of this honor. Professor Schmachtenberg was able to greet Dr. Norbert Klotz, who came all the way from Rhode Island on the East Coast of the USA. This year's doctoral jubilee was a celebration for another special event: Professor Dr. Rudolf Hoscheid celebrated his 60th birthday on the same day. Rector Schmachtenberg insisted on personally congratulating him with a couple bottles of wine.

The jubilarians and guests used the opportunity to hear about the new developments in the Campus projects from Professor Günther Schuh, Executive Director of RWTH Campus GmbH. During a bus tour of Campus Melaten to the Main Building afterwards, guests could see for themselves and admire the initial buildings.