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TU Delft 175 years: Technology for Life

TU Delft is celebrating its 175th anniversary in 2017. To mark the occasion, 175 days were devoted in Delft to ‘Technology for Life’. A wide variety of activities was organised for and by students, staff, alumni, companies and residents of Delft both on campus and in the surrounding area from 13 January through 6 July.

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Technology for Life Pavilion

From 13 January to 6 July, students created a visual manifestation of the TU Delft anniversary in the form of the Stylos Pavilion, a magical light sculpture that you could actually make your own by scratching a message in it.

Fermentation Festival

In the anniversary year, LIFE study association organised the Fermentation Festival. After attending a workshop in January, participating teams began brewing speciality beer, and on 19 May, 500 people came to taste the results.

TU Delft BioDay 2017

On 16 March 2017, the 166th anniversary of the birth of TU Delft microbiologist M.W. Beijerinck, nine young scientists from the Applied Sciences, 3ME, CEG and EEMCS faculties organised the second TU Delft BioDay.

Krashna Musika: Matthäus Passion

On Saturday 8 April 2017, more than 700 people attended the performance of Bach’s St Matthew Passion by the Krashna Musika student orchestra in the auditorium of the Aula building at TU Delft.

3D drawing Bastiaansplein Delft

Artist Leon Keer created a 3D drawing at Bastiaansplein in Delft. The drawing is about science and was inspired by the chair of the anniversary committee, Prof. Isabel Arends, a professor at TU Delft.

Thomas Zwart

TU Delft Research Exhibition 2017

At the anniversary edition of the TU Delft Research Exhibition, the University showcased 175 of its most promising discoveries. More than 1,800 people from over 400 companies came to take a look.

International Festival of Technology

At the International Festival of Technology (IFoT), 19,000 people enjoyed technology, music and art in Delft. The theme of this anniversary edition was ‘boost your senses’. View the IFoT 2017 aftermovie.

Alumni Event ‘Technology for Life’

Around 400 alumni attended the symposium to celebrate the 175th anniversary of their alma mater. The keynote speaker was Prof. Jack Pronk, who explained about the latest developments in biotechnology.

Robohoppers on Delft Market Square

On Wednesday 21 June, around 70 robots hopped across Delft Market Square (Markt). The sun-drenched square in the centre of Delft formed the battleground for a design competition for first-year students of Mechanical Engineering (3mE). View the photo report and a summary of the media coverage.

Images of 175 years TU Delft

Together we are illustrating TU Delft’s history with one significant photo for each year. Would you like to join us? Go through your photo archives and submit your contribution to  tud175@tudelft.nl

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