HFU Teaching Prize

The HFU Teaching Prize, which was initiated in the winter semester of 2014/2015 and is the successor to the E-Teaching Award, is awarded to teachers of the university. It aims to support qualitative, innovative teaching on a long-term basis. Any professor or member of the HFU teaching staff can be nominated for the prize.

The prize is awarded annually and the winner is decided by means of the following multi-step process:

Step 1: Every semester students nominate courses for the HFU Teaching Prize. 

Step 2: All students who attend the nominated course have the opportunity the evaluate the course using various criteria (topicality and quality of teaching content, innovative teaching approaches, supervision and support in the course, teacher's personality, teaching style).

Step 3: The courses which come out top in these student evaluations are then reviewed by a commission made up of internal and external advisors who select the winner using further criteria.

Any course which has been awarded the HFU Teaching Prize cannot be reawarded the prize for the next 2 semesters. A course can only be awarded with the HFU Teaching Prize a maximum of 3 times.

Click here for more information about the 2016 nominees and winner and here for past winners.