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Teacher of the Year Award

Which teacher did an outstanding job in not only transferring knowledge in novel ways but also in getting students enthusiastic and connecting a course to current research themes?

Strange year

Due to Covid-19, this year's Teacher of the Year Award is somewhat different than normal. First of all, every teacher deserves a special thanks, so our students made an appreciation video for them. Also, we were not able to choose one Teacher of the Year, so that's why we have three! 

Students thank their teachers!

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Jury process

Our students play a key role in this election: student members of the educational committees nominate their favourite teacher. The chairs of our study associations and the assessor from the Faculty Board form the jury and decide who will be awarded the Faculty Award for Teaching. Nominations are assessed on the following three criteria:

  • Didactic skills
  • The ways in which the teacher establishes connections between the course and recent developments in relevant fields of research
  • The ways in which the educator teaches from a multidisciplinary perspective and connects his/her own research field with other fields within the (natural) sciences

Pictures of winners by Pim Rusch

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