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Prize for Teaching Excellence

For the students of TU Graz, excellent teaching is the basis of a successful future. TU Graz honours outstanding teachers every two years with the Prize for Teaching Excellence (in German: Preis für exzellente Lehre).

The prize is awarded to a maximum of three teachers who demonstrate an outstanding level of commitment, an excellent didactic concept and above all who succeed in motivating their students. In addition, the prize is also awarded to a maximum of three teachers in the category young teachers (in German: junge Lehrende).

The prizewinners are awarded prize money of € 2000 each and are also nominated for the Ars docendi National Prize for Excellence in Teaching at Public Universities (in German: Ars docendi - Staatspreis für exzellente Lehre an öffentlichen Universitäten).

At present TU Graz itself, the Arbeiterkammer Steiermark (Styrian Chamber of Labour) and the Styrian Federation of Industry each sponsor one prize. In addition to these, the graduates of TU Graz regularly sponsor prizes through their association alumniTUGraz 1887.

The prizewinners

Source: Baustädter – TU Graz

Contact

Administration team for the Prize for Teaching Excellence

Manuela Berner
+43 (316) 873 – 6004

Gerald Gaberscik
+43 (316) 873 – 6019

Katharina Salicites
+43 (316) 873 – 8548

lehrpreisnoSpam@tugraz.at

Nomination

Courses given by both internal and external teachers at TU Graz can be nominated for the prize. Students and Deans of Studies can nominate teachers. Teachers can also nominate themselves.

The prize for young teachers is open to teachers under 35 who are not full professors.

Judging

A committee chooses the winners based on didactic concepts, course descriptions, practical implementation of the didactic concept, results of the course evaluation and examination results.

The membership of the jury is as follows:

  • The Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs (chair)
  • The chairperson of the curricular commission for Bachelor’s, Master’s and Diplom studies
  • A representative from the group of the university lecturers and researchers in the TU Graz Senate
  • Two representatives of the Students’ Union
  • Two external experts in the field of third-level education
  • The chairperson of the graduates’ association alumniTUGraz 1887

Further Information

The Prizewinners

Academic year 2015/16

Source: Baustädter – TU Graz

Rolf BREINBAUER
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.rer.nat.

Course Organische Chemie

Source: Baustädter – TU Graz

Martin HORN
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.

Courses Control Systems 1, Control Systems 2 and Systemtechnik 

Source: Baustädter – TU Graz

Dietmar KLAMMER
Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dr.phil.

Course Mineralische Rohstoffkunde

Source: Baustädter – TU Graz

Heidrun GRUBER-WÖLFLER
Ass.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.

Prize for young teachers, course Pharmazeutisches Engineering: Wirkstoffe und Prozesse

Academic year 2013/14

Source: TU Graz
Jussi Behrndt
Univ.-Prof. Dr.rer.nat.

Course Vektoranalysis

Source: TU Graz
Georg Hofferek
Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.

Course Logik und Berechenbarkeit

Source: TU Graz
Gerhard Unger
Mag.rer.nat. Dr.techn.

Course Numerische Mathematik 3

Source: TU Graz
Wolfgang Sprengel
Assoc.Prof. Dipl.-Phys. Dr.rer.nat.

Course Physik für ChemikerInnen

Source: TU Graz
Manfred Ulz
Assoc.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.

Prize for young teachers, course Statik und Festigkeitslehre VT

Summer semester 2011

Source: Drumel – TU Graz
Winfried Kernbichler
Ass.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.

Course Applikationssoftware und Programmierung

Source: Drumel – TU Graz
Christian Magele
Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.

Course Elektrodynamik 1