Teaching Award



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Honoring Outstanding Performance in Teaching

Since 2001, RWTH Aachen has been awarding Teaching Awards in order to recognize outstanding performance in teaching and learning at the University. In 2017, awards were once given in the two categories, "Instructor of the Year" and the "Project of the Year." The project award is worth 12,000 euros, the instructor award 6,000 euros. The prize money is to be used in teaching and research, whereby at least two thirds of the amoung should be dedicated to teaching and learning.

Support of the Learning Process and Superior Involvement

In accordance with RWTH Aachen's Excellent Teaching Institutional Strategy, which aims at improving basic teaching at RWTH Aachen, teachers and projects should be promoted who particularly commit themselves to outstanding, innovative teaching. Outstanding teaching strategies, the support for students, or superior commitment to teaching are at the focus.

Nominations Accepted until July 12, 2019

The Rector's Office looks forward to numerous nominations. Deadline for nominations is July 12, 2019.


2018 Teaching Prize

After a review of the nominations and intense deliberation, the Commission for Quality Management in Teaching has recommended the below named members of RWTH Aachen for the 2018 Teaching Award. The Rector’s Office has approved the nominations. The awards will be presented during the RWTHtransparent event on January 5, 2019.

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Teaching Prize in the Instructor Category

The Teaching Prize for instructors was awarded to Professor Christina Büsing, Junior Professor of Robust Planning in Medical Care. She was recognized for her modern teaching and learning concept, her innovative use of technical media, and her high-quality supervision of students.

In hands-on projects, students learn how to independently develop creative ideas. By presenting and discussing their ideas in class, the students acquire relevant transversal skills.

Lehrpreis 2018 Kategorie "Lehrende": Professorin Christina Büsing
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Teaching Prize in the Project Category

The Teaching Prize for projects was awarded to the project “Applied Product Development in Process Engineering.” Under the supervision of Professor Matthias Wessling, Dana Kaubitzsch, Daniel Bell, and Ilka Rose, Master’s students have the opportunity to gain practical work experience in industry.

By working on real-life tasks in close contact with professionals, students apply their knowledge in product development and project management in an industrial setting.