The Teaching Award of Freie Universität Berlin aims to support teaching projects that integrate the findings of interdisciplinary top-level research into university teaching. It is the objective of this award to recognize outstanding commitment in the field of research-oriented teaching and to encourage the development of innovative teaching methods and formats. The award is intended to facilitate the implementation of the central objectives of Freie Universität Berlin’s development strategy in the field of teaching. The Teaching Award will be advertised annually with changing thematic emphases. The grant money amounts to 10,000 euros. In some cases several entries may be selected to share the award.

Application and proposal

A selection committee made up of members of the university will determine which of the submitted proposals can be supported. The selected projects will be announced and honored at a public event at the beginning of each summer semester.

Award winner 2015

A teaching project that will take an interdisciplinary approach to introduce students to the current state of research in logic has been chosen to receive the 2015 Teaching Award of Freie Universität Berlin. The research-oriented course "Computational Metaphysics" was designed by computer scientist Dr. Christoph Benzmüller with two doctoral students, Max Wisniewski and Alexander Steen.

Award winner 2014

The project "Trans Pro Idee" - Translation von Projektideen in Forschungs- und Startup-Vorhaben („Translation of Project Ideas for Research and Start-Ups”) is awarded with the 2014 Teaching Award of Freie Universität Berlin. The project was developed by the Master student Leonard Urner and by the Professor of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry Rainer Haag.

Award winner 2013

The project "Remembrance and Public History – History Cultures in Israel and Germany" is awarded with the Teaching Award of Freie Universität Berlin 2013. The project was developed by the historian Prof. Dr. Martin Lücke.