Best Teaching Awards 2022 for TU Wien Informatics
Our faculty’s lecturers have excelled at the Best Teaching Awards 2022 and were honored for their exceptional commitment.
On Thursday, October 14, the Best Teaching Awards of TU Wien were presented for the fifth time. For each faculty, the best teachers were honored. Moreover, the best lectures at TU Wien and the best digital teaching effort were awarded. The nominations came directly from the students.
The Best Teacher Award (one per faculty) went to Stefan Podlipnig from our Research Unit Theory and Logic. As Best Lecture, the course “Einführung in die Programmierung 1”, also run by Stefan Podlipnig was honored among three exceptional courses at TU Wien.
The Special Award for Digital Teaching went to two informatics’ courses “HW/SW Codesign” by Florian Huemer, Jürgen Maier and Andreas Steininger, and “Denkweisen der Informatik” led by Peter Purgathofer, Christopher Frauenberger, Silvia-Kay Kender, Janis Lena Meißner, Margit Pohl, Stefan Szeider, and Michael Urbanek.
Congratulation to all winners, and special thanks to all our students for their nominations and their active participation in our courses and lectures.
Commitment in Teaching
The “Best Teacher Award” honors particularly committed teachers at the TU Wien. The award does not refer to an individual course, but to the entire teaching performance of the lecturer. The “Special Award for Digital Teaching” was introduced to honor courses that integrated digital teaching possibilities.
Each semester, almost 30,000 students are supervised in more than 2,100 courses at the TU Wien. Lecturers produce a remarkable performance, which is the basis for the excellent reputation and worldwide success of TU Wien graduates.
The aim of the Best Teaching Awards is to put committed teachers in the spotlight and thus to honor their special commitment. “What is important in teaching is not only what is taught, but especially how it is done. And this is also how the trophy is to be understood: The owl embodies the wisdom that is more in demand now than ever before,” summarizes Kurt Matyas, Vice Rector Academic Affairs.