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 2020 – TUM's Awardees

Prof. Dr. med. Tilo Biedermann (TUM School of Medicine), full professor and director of the Clinic and Polyclinic for Dermatology and Allergology, is skilled at raising interest in his subject among his students with didactic excellence and a high level of practical relevance. He also maintains an active culture of teaching in everyday clinical activities. Furthermore he implemented a large number of innovative digital formats, even under the more difficult conditions of the Corona pandemic.

Dr. Nada Sissouno (TUM Department of Mathematics) teaches higher mathematics for civil and environmental engineers. She inspires great interest in mathematics as a core element of the basic curriculum among the new students of the engineering sciences. She even manages to motivate students to actively participate in lectures with audiences of 600 or more in the main auditorium. She has enriched her online lectures, necessary due to Corona, with a portfolio of additional exercises and explanatory videos.

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