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Lecturers who have demonstrated significant involvement with their teaching and their students, have provided excellent teaching and/or have shown extraordinary commitment to curriculum development and educational innovation can be nominated for the Lecturer of the Year Award.

A Lecturer of the Year must satisfy the following criteria with regard to students, teaching and testing. Internationalization and the interwovenness of teaching and research also play a role in this respect.


  • are inspired and involved in the field and the degree programme
  • are encouraged to think about and apply the subject material in assignments and research
  • are supervised enthusiastically and effectively during course units, placements and research training


  • challenges, stimulates students’ curiosity, activates, is student-oriented and interactive
  • is designed in an effective and stimulating way, well organized and has a clear position within the degree programme and the field
  • fits within the historical, philosophical and ethical context


  • dovetail with the learning outcomes and modes of instruction in terms of content, form and assessment
  • are transparent, for example by using clear assessment criteria and mock exams
  • are marked in good time, and the results are accompanied by clear feedback

The Lecturer of the Year must:

  • learn from his/her students and actively use their feedback to adapt his/her teaching
  • be a subject expert, not afraid to experiment and contribute to educational innovation
  • contribute to realizing the aims of the degree programme, faculty and University.
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