Quality Pact for Teaching: TUM to receive a further 15 million euros until 2020
TUM:Agenda Lehre wins second round
The federal and state governments have established the "Quality Pact for Teaching" to promote better studying conditions and quality in teaching. The TU Munich already succeeded in convincing the award panel with its concept for "TUM:Agenda Lehre" during the original invitation bid. Now, TUM has won in the second round of the program. On Wednesday, December 7, Parliamentary State Secretary for the Federal Ministry of Education and Research Stefan Müller presented the certificate in a special ceremony.
"We established the Quality Pact for Teaching to improve advising and the quality of teaching for students in all their diversity. Digital teaching formats are given as much focus here as the initial study phase and the demand for practicality of modern university teaching. The range of measures supported is varied to allow student needs to be individually addressed", states Stefan Müller. "Curiosity, specialized skills, and the assumption of responsibility form one of the focus areas of the Quality Pact for Teaching project "TUM:Agenda Lehre". Individual talents and needs are placed center stage in teaching carried out by qualified teaching staff. TUM is exemplary for the innovative interplay of excellent research and teaching."
"Academic training fulfils its purpose when job markets find graduates attractive. This certainly applies to TUM. The current Global University Employability Ranking places us 8th worldwide, and we want 'Agenda Lehre' to drive this excellent result to the very top", states TUM President Prof. Wolfgang A. Herrmann.
In fact, the second round of "TUM:Agenda Lehre" puts great emphasis on the internationalization of education. The evaluation system for courses is also being expanded, and part-time models are designed to make studying more flexible. An incentive scheme is also part of the program, with the Ernst Otto Fischer Award for Excellence in Teaching being awarded every year to teaching projects that demonstrate excellence.
The second round of funding for the Teaching Quality Pact began in October 2016. Some 15 million euros will be awarded by the end of 2020.