The DIES LEGENDI is sponsored each year by the Gutenberg Teaching Council (GTC). "At this event, academic instruction and teaching staff take center stage. This makes it clear just how much we value teaching at our university", emphasizes Prof. Dr. Mechthild Dreyer, Vice President for Learning and Teaching at JGU. At the DIES LEGENDI event, lecturers are honored for excellence in teaching and innovative teaching projects are presented.

With the establishment of the DIES LEGENDI events, JGU is affirming its commitment to recognizing and honoring excellence in teaching, thereby doing justice to the university's philosophy which outlines the university's primary goals as excellence in both research and teaching. The purpose of the DIES LEGENDI is to stimulate further development in terms of teaching by contributing to an interdisciplinary exchange among teaching staff.