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Prize for Excellence in Teaching

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

The prize is awarded every year to a maximum of three teachers / teaching teams who demonstrate an outstanding level of commitment, an excellent didactic concept and above all who succeed in motivating their students in their awardec courses.

The award-winning courses are announced and honoured at a festive event. Prize money of 3,000 euros (gross) will be awarded for each of the three prizes. In addition, the courses are nominated for the Ars docendi (National Prize for Excellence in Teaching, in German: Ars docendi - Staatspreis für exzellente Lehre).

In addition to TU Graz, the Styrian Chamber of Labour (Arbeiterkammer Steiermark), the Styrian Federation of Industry, alumniTUGraz 1887 and individual graduates via alumniTUGraz 1887 donate the Prize for Excellence in Teaching at TU Graz and promote outstanding achievements in the field of teaching with their contribution.

The prizewinners


Administration team for the Prize for Excellence in Teaching

Manuela BERNER
Phone: +43 316 873 6004

Anna-Maria HENÖGL
Phone: +43 316 873 6067

Phone: +43 316 873 8553

Phone: +43 316 873 8548


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Courses given by both internal and external teachers at TU Graz can be nominated for the prize. Students who have attended the course, deans of studies and student representatives of TU Graz can nominate teachers.


A committee chooses the excellent courses 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)
  • Representatives of the Students’ Union
  • A representative of the TU Graz Senate
  • A representative of the curricular commission for Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes
  • A representative of each sponsor of the prize

Video: Prize for Excellence in Teaching (in German)

November 2018

Further Information

The Prizewinners

Academic year 2022/23

Read about the prizewinners 2022/23: TU Graz zeichnet ihre besten Wissensvermittlerinnen und Wissensvermittler aus  (in german).

Ass.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. BSc BSc

Course "Cryptography"

Alexander STEINMAURER (links)
Mag.rer.nat. Dr.rer.nat.

Aleksandar KARAKAS (rechts)
Dipl.-Ing. Dipl.-Ing. BSc BSc MSc

Course "Objektorientierte Programmierung 1"

Dr.rer.nat. B.Sc. M.Sc

Course "Einführung in die Algebra"

The Prizewinners

Academic year 2021/22

Read about the prizewinners 2021/22: TU Graz Gives Prizes to its Best Knowledge Mediators

Roland LAMMEGGER (left)
Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.

Martin SCHULTZE (right)
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Phys. Dr.rer.nat.habil

Course Experimentalphysik 1 & 2

Christina GRAF
Dipl.-Ing. BSc

Course Inverse Problems in Biomedical Engineering

Joint course with Kerstin Hammernik, Technical University of Munich

Franz TSCHUCHNIGG (left)
Assoc.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn

Andreas-Nizar GRANITZER (right)
Dipl.-Ing. Dipl.-Ing. BSc

Course Computational Geotechnics

The Prizewinners

Academic year 2019/20

Read about the prizewinners 2019/20: Passing on knowledge: TU Graz awards prizes for outstanding teaching

Melina AMOR
PhD Lic.

Special Prize for Young Teachers
Course "Molecular Diagnostics"

Dipl.-Ing. BSc BSc

Special Prize for Young Teachers
Course "Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering"

In addition, first Ars Docendi Award winner of TU Graz - AirCampus interview

Michael FUCHS
Dipl.-Ing. BSc

Special Prize for Digital Teaching
Course "Electronic Circuit Design 2"

Mag.phil. Dr.phil.

Prize for Excellence in Teaching
Course "Spanish for Engineers (elementary 2)"

Univ.-Prof.i.R. Dr.iur.

Prize for Excellence in Teaching
Course "Patent Law"

Assoc.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.

Prize for Excellence in Teaching
Course "Food Chemistry and Technology"

Benedikt WEGER
Dipl.-Ing. BSc

Special Prize for Young Teachers
Course "Continuum Mechanics"

The Prizewinners

Academic year 2017/18

Read more about the prizewinners 2017/18: "Excellent teaching staff: TU Graz awards prizes to lecturers for outstanding performances in teaching"

Carlo Alberto BOANO
Ass.Prof. Dott. Dott. mag. Dr.techn. MSc

Prize for young teachers
Course Embedded Internet

Daniel GRUSS
Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. BSc

Prize for young teachers
Course Betriebssysteme

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

Course Advanced Engineering Geodesy

Patrick WURM
Dipl.-Ing. BSc

Prize for young teachers
Course Festigkeitslehre

The Prizewinners

Academic year 2015/16

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

Course Organische Chemie

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

Courses Control Systems 1, Control Systems 2 and Systemtechnik 

Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dr.phil.

Course Mineralische Rohstoffkunde

Ass.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.

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

The Prizewinners

Academic year 2013/14

Course Vektoranalysis

Course Logik und Berechenbarkeit

Course Numerische Mathematik 3

Course Physik für ChemikerInnen

Prize for young teachers, course Statik und Festigkeitslehre VT

The Prizewinners

Summer semester 2011

Course Applikationssoftware und Programmierung

Course Elektrodynamik 1