Anniversary Exhibition

05. October 2021

Ceremonial Opening on Aachen's Katschhof

Aachen's Town Hall and Katschhof will be ablaze with mint-coloured light, while 50 stories from 50 years of FH Aachen are presented on 25 steles - from 5 to 26 October, Aachen's city centre will be all about the university. So many people have made the FH what it is today: a leading university of applied sciences in Germany. The exhibition on Aachen's Katschhof is the centrepiece of the events on the occasion of FH Aachen's 50th anniversary.

"With our anniversary exhibition, we demonstrate what FH Aachen stands for," says Rector Prof. Dr. Bernd Pietschmann. "We want to tell our stories and make it clear that we have stories to tell. FH Aachen is a university that is close to people, where teaching and research is application-oriented, which is firmly rooted in the region and, yet, networked globally."

A Journey through 50 Years of FH Aachen

The 50 stories are an invitation to go on a journey through time together - they take us back to the early years, when the newly founded university struggled to find its self-image, as well as to the time of university growth in the 21st century; visitors get to know successful graduates who have made their way, and discover projects from teaching and research with which people at FH Aachen continue to make their university a little better each and every day.

Diverse FH Aachen - Storytelling in a Modern Way

"FH Aachen is an important part of the city, which is why I am delighted that the exhibition will shine a light on the special value of the university in the heart of Aachen," said Sibylle Keupen, Mayor of the city of Aachen, in her speech on the ceremonial opening night. The panel discussion that followed provided insights into the work process behind the exhibition. "We wanted to present the diverse FH Aachen and its stories in a modern storytelling format," said Prof. Dr. Roger Uhle Press Officer of FH Aachen. After months of research, in the archives of the university and the city of Aachen, among other places, 50 stories were selected and prepared cross-medially by an editorial team from the university. Based on the anniversary publication, the FH event management team decided that "[the stories] had to be the peg for the exhibition," as team leader Roxana Steckling put it. The vernissage was rounded off with a performance by FH Aachen's Mintet. Afterwards, the guests were given the opportunity to take part in a guided tour.

Guided Tours Now Available

In the coming weeks, FH Aachen will be offering public guided tours. Registration is possible via this website: In addition to the guided tours, FH Aachen invites all visitors to take a photo in front of the photo wall set up on Katschhof. This way they can become a part of the exhibition themselves and, possibly, win a balloon ride. The young ones can also look forward to the exhibition - the university has prepared a children's riddle for them with a prize game. The exhibition is free of charge and available around the clock.

We would like to thank our anniversary partners (Kabelwerk Eupen, Sparkasse Aachen, STAWAG) as well as our event partners (Derix, Lancom Systems, Schwartz GmbH).

Photo Credits:

FH Aachen I Björn Richardt

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