The Teaching Award of Freie Universität Berlin aims to support teaching projects that integrate the findings of interdisciplinary top-level research into university teaching. You can find the award-winning projects here.

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Hebrew University Jerusalem Amfiteatron-al-shem-Ro
Amfiteatron-al-shem-Rothberg, Hebrew University Jerusalem

Project: Remembrance and Public History – History Cultures in Israel and Germany

Submitted by: Prof. Dr. Martin Lücke, Department of History and Cultural Studies, Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut (FMI).

The course „Remembrance and Public History“ is conceived as an academic exchange program in which teacher training students of History and Ethics from Israel and Germany work together. 16 students from each country engage the current research in the field of Holocaust Education, antiracist educational work and german-jewish/german-israeli history and analyse it on the basis of Teaching and learning materials from both countries.

Prof. Dr. Martin Lücke is Professor of Didactics of History at Freie Universität Berlin. His research foci, next to “Historical Education about the Holocaust”, include Gender History and Diversity und Intersectionality Studies. Before coming to Freie Universität, he taught history and german as a teacher.

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Project: "Trans Pro Idee" - Translation von Projektideen in Forschungs- und Startup-Vorhaben (Translation of Project Ideas for Research and Start-Ups)

Submitted by: Prof. Dr. Rainer Haag, Department of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Institute of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Leonhard Urner, Department of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Institute of Chemistry and Biochemistry

This two-semester practice-oriented class will teach science students how to develop and implement ideas for interdisciplinary projects.

The course consists of a series of lectures, a class, and a research-oriented practical course intended to acquaint science students in master’s and doctoral degree programs with practical experience.

In the lecture series, leading individuals from the university’s regional partners will elucidate the development of application-oriented issues and highlight various career paths in interdisciplinary research networks, while start-up founders from the natural sciences will share their experiences and explain the do’s-and-don’ts of a successful start-up launch.

The class will teach the participants how to write successful proposals. It will prepare the groundwork for the presentation of the respective ideas at the end of the semester.

The 10,000 euro prize money will be used for the practical part of the course. During the practical part the three best ideas will be tested for suitability in the open market.

The course is intended to introduce students in master’s and doctoral programs to various career paths in research, while also communicating fund-raising skills. Additionally it will give its participants an overview of the whole spectrum of regional partnerships.

Rainer Haag was inspired to create this course by the strategic “Entrepreneurial Network University” (ENU) concept, which fosters entrepreneurship throughout Freie Universität Berlin and Charité-Universitätsmedizin.

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