History of the institute


By the suggestion of abbot Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Jerusalem duke Karl I. from Brunswick and Lüneburg established the Collegium Carolinum. Technical, science and mercantilistic subjects, philology, humanities and social sciences, theology and surgery are taught. At the department of financial and state administration sciences the subject of agriculture and forestry is taught. 48 students are registered.


Appointment of the agronomist Carl Sprengel from Göttingen for setting up an agricultural education and research institute.


Division of the "Collegium Carolinum" in three departments, the humanistic, the technical and the mercantilistic division. In the technical division, four lecturers are responsible for the education in agriculture.


The humanistic and the mercantilistic division are given up and the "Collegium Carolinum " is renamed in "Herzogliche Polytechnische Schule" (Ducal Polytechnical School). Agriculture is taught as one of eight subjects.


The polytechnic moved in the new build building in the Pockelsstraße und is renamed in "Technical University Carolo-Wilhelmina" in honour of duke Wilhelm who has promoted the new-building substantially. At the same time - in spring 1878 - it gets a new constitution. 211 students are registered.


Teaching assignment: general mechanical engineering in agriculture,
Gov. master builder Dr.-Ing. Franz Foedisch


Lecture: agricultural machines, mill engineering and construction equipment, Dr.-Ing. Karl Stöckmann.


Setting up of an institute for agricultural machinery and mill engineering. The director is Prof. Dr.-Ing Karl Stöckmann.


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Georg SeglerActual foundation of the institute for agricultural machinery; appointment of associate professor Dr.-Ing. Georg Segler, who was born in Renneberg (Pomerania) July 11th, 1906, PhD at Prof. Kühne; full professor since 1952. In 1957 he had been offered an appointment
to the University of Hohenheim.


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Hans Jürgen MatthiesAppointment of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans Jürgen Matthies, who was born in Teterow/ Mecklenburg, PhD at Prof. Segler, head of construction at the company Gebr.Welger in Wolfenbüttel.


New building of the institute for agricultural machinery, Langer Kamp 19a.


Integration of "Ölhydraulic" (oil hydraulics/fluid power) as a new subject.


Integration of "earth moving machinery" as a new subject; Teaching assignment to Dr.-Ing. Günther Krempel; 1974: teaching assignment to Dr.-Ing. Helmut Heusler, 1977 honorary professor; 1990: teaching assignment to Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans Heinrich Meiners; since 1996: teaching assignment to Dr.-Ing. René Schulz.


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Hans-Heinrich HarmsManager of development at Claas Saulgau in Saulgau and later at Gebr. Welger in Wolfenbüttel.
Appointment of university professor Dr.-Ing. Hans-Heinrich Harms who was born in Diepholz/ Niedersachsen in 1947 at june, 16th; PhD at Prof. Matthies


Integration of "municipal technology and landscape maintenance" as a new subject.


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans Jürgen Matthies is awarded the honorary doctorate of the Technical University of Munich.


Because fluid power technology becomes more and more popular, the institute's name is changed to "institute for agricultural machinery and fluid power technology".


Integration of "pneumatics" as a new subject;
1996: teaching assignment to Prof. Dr.-Ing. Huu-Tri Nguyen.


Foundation of the association of supporters of the institute for agricultural machinery and fluid power technology ( president is Prof. Dr.-Ing. U. Seiffert)


Doctor Honoris Causa for Prof. Dr.-Ing Harms at "Transilvania Universitatea Brasov"

2005 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Heinrich Harms is awarded the internationally approved "Joseph Bramah Medal" of the Mechatronics, Information and Control Group of the "Institution of Mechanical Engineers" London; in Linköping, Sweden.
2009 Postdoctoral qualification as associate professor of Dr.-Ing. Thorsten Lang in the teaching field of Hydraulic Driveline Technologies.
2010 Provisional management of the Institute for Agricultural Machinery and Fluid Power Technology by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thorsten Lang

Prof. Dr. L. frerichsAppointment of Prof. Dr. Ludger Frerichs, born 1959
in Sedelsberg (Oldenburg), as professor for mobile machines and commercial vehicles.

Renaming of the institute to Institute of
Mobile Machines and Commercial Vehicles.

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