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 schools 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.

TUM follows a rotation system that calls for proposals from different schools each year. Applications are invited directly. The schools are requested to submit their proposals to the TUM Center for Study and Teaching – Communications by September 15. 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 2022 – TUM's Awardees

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Claudia Eckert (TUM School of Computation, Information and Technology), Chair of IT Security and of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied and Integrated Security (AISEC), teaches the subject area of IT security at a very high technical and didactic level and manages to engage and inspire the students. Particular emphasis is placed on a close practical and application orientation and an intensive exchange with the students, which is also reflected in excellent evaluations.

PD Dr. med Friederike Schmidt-Graf (Department of Medicine), Neurological Clinic, is dedicated to teaching Neurology with outstanding commitment, great innovation and creativity, and knows how to motivate and inspire students through collaborative work and innovative teaching formats such as the "Flipped Classroom". Furthermore, she is exceptionally committed to the continuous development and visibility of teaching and new teaching formats.

Awardees of Previous Years

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Coordination Teaching Awards

TUM Center for Study and Teaching
Susanna March
Tel.: +49 89 289 22817

ProLehre | Media and Didactics
Dr. Andreas Fleischmann
Tel.: +49 89 289 25364
Fax: +49 89 289 25209