Teaching Award

The hallmark of a distinguished university resides in the emphasis it places on faculty excellence in research as well as in teaching. Since 2007, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg recognizes distinguished efforts in the classroom with its annual Teaching Award, honoring individual teaching excellence among its faculty and celebrating innovative contributions to Leuphana’s mission as a teaching university.

Teaching Awards 2019

This year, Teaching Awards will be awarded in two categories. The Teaching Award in the first category based on student nominations has already been announced.

The second category will honor innovative course concepts dedicated to Digital Teaching and Learning with up to three Teaching Awards at the day of teaching on November 6th, 2019. All teachers were invited to submit their concepts for the second category until the end of June.

Teaching Award in the category student proposals

The Teaching Award in the category "Student Proposals" has been awarded at the Dies Academicus 2019 to:

Prof. Dr. Berta Martín-López and Prof. Dr. Vicky Temperton are implementing the educational concept of Leuphana in an exemplary way with the four-semester English-language course "Ecological Restoration for Sustainability" in the Minor Nachhaltigkeitswissenschaften: Students with different backgrounds are working in a project- and research-oriented manner on a real renaturalisation project on a meadow orchard in Wendisch-Evern in cooperation with the Lüneburg association of meadow orchards.

Their course concept is outstandingly holistic and pedagogically-didactically thought through. The innovative, competence-oriented examination formats (Pecha Kucha presentations, research diaries, scientific posters, brochures, conference organisation and participation, blog) promote creativity and collaborative cooperation in interdisciplinary groups. Students are intensively trained and coached in teamwork and project management.

One student said: "It was a great experience to research, learn and make an important contribution to the development of the region at the same time, which also ties in with the highly topical climate debates. Thus we were able to experience directly that science is not only important for research and our graduation, but also contributes to shaping society".

Teaching Awards in the category innovative course concepts dedicated to Digital Teaching and Learning

The call for proposals for this category has been completed. The Teaching Awards in the category "Teaching Concepts dedicated to Digital Teaching and Learning" will be awarded on the Day of Teaching on November 6th, 2019.