On October 17, 1992, the Technische Hochschule Ilmenau was renamed "Technische Universität Ilmenau" in a ceremonial act. The actual increase in status had already been decided by the Thuringian parliament in the summer. But more about that later.
In the next months, we would like to accompany our university on its way to becoming a university in 1992, using sources from the Ilmenau University Archives. Every week a new article will appear here. You will also find the announcement for this on our channels on Twitter and Instagram.
We will start with a short introduction on the eve of the year 1992.