Prize for Excellence in Teaching

With the “Prize for Excellence in Teaching”, the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts (StMWK) annually honors the work of the best Bavarian university instructors. It aims to create a special incentive for universities to increase their commitment to teaching and to help ensure that teaching is placed on an equal footing with research tasks. The “Prize for Excellence in Teaching” is endowed with 5,000 euros.

Selection Process

Each year, TUM proposes one lecturer from among the academic staff and professors. For this purpose, the departments are invited to develop proposals together with the students. A central jury chaired by the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs invites the nominees to a selection interview.

departments and schools each year for proposals. Applications are invited directly. The departments and schools are requested to submit their proposals to the TUM Center for Study and Teaching – Quality Management by September 30. The jury, chaired by the responsible vice president, will nominate two persons for the “Prize for Excellence in Teaching” from among the proposed candidates. The jury will invite all nominees to a personal interview in October and ask them about their teaching commitment.

Prize for Excellence in Teaching 2021 – TUM's Awardees

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Gabriele Schrag (TUM School of Computation, Information and Technology), Chair of Physics of Electrotechnology, knows how to inspire even very large and heterogeneous cohorts (550 students) for the subject "Electricity and Magnetism" with a variety of methods and high level of practical relevance. By converting the lecture into a digital format and combining different teaching methods and teaching materials, she made the lecture very interesting and lively, even in times of pandemic.

PD Dr. Tobias Fromme (TUM School of Life Sciences), Chair of Molecular Nutritional Medicine, is characterized by his strong commitment to digital teaching and a great enthusiasm for his subject. Through his structured and reflective teaching concept, the integration of low-threshold exchange formats, combined with the view of a module as a "learning system" that is subject to constant adaptation to changing conditions, he creates a teaching atmosphere at eye level that emphazises the learning success of the students.

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