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

1842

1842

On 8 January 1842, the ‘Royal Academy for the education of civilian engineers', the forerunner of TU Delft, was founded by William II.

1843

1843

The Royal Academy officially opened on 4 January 1843. The crown prince and the first 48 students were in attendance. You can see the Academy Building at Oude Delft 95 in the photo.

1849

1849

A poster for the Nijverheidstentoonstelling ('Industry Exhibition') in the main building of the Royal Academy at Oude Delft.

1854

1854

Gerrit van Diesen's diploma from the Royal Academy in Delft. Image: The Trésor collection at TU Delft

1865

1865

Completion of 'education mansion' (onderwijsvilla) at Westvest 9 in Delft, which included drawing rooms for Chemical Technology and Mechanical Engineering. Image: The Trésor collection at TU Delft

1877

1877

Between 1875 and 1885, teams of Delft students and recently graduated civil engineers carried out measurements (levelling) to normalise the Amsterdams Peil ('Amsterdam Ordnance Datum'). Cornelis Lely is shown in this photo from around 1877 (he is the man in the middle wearing the straw hat). Photo submitted by Joop Gravesteijn.