An incubator for cooperation across the disciplines


Journal Article

Oskar von Miller, a German electrical engineer played a leading role in electrifying his native country. He proposed the establishment of a museum that would preserve technological artifacts and teach visitors principles of science. Oskar von Miller Forum is an international venue where civil engineers, architects and others in the building industry can meet, where innovation in the field is promoted. The Munich center's building consists of three interconnected blocks, the central one of which represents to the city the structure's principal fa?ade. The students range from those studying for their bachelor's degree to doctoral students, with master's students making up about one third of the population. The forum is sponsored by the Bavarian construction industry, with the aim of promoting innovation by supplementing the education that resident students receive at the Technical University. Within the evocative environment, the Forum is a place for visions of the future.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Petroski, H

Published Date

  • September 1, 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 103 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 318 - 321

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-0996

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1511/2015.116.318

Citation Source

  • Scopus