The Ars Legendi Prizes for excellence in university teaching

Every year, the Stifter­verband (Donor's Association) awards the Ars Legendi ­Prize for excellence in uni­versity teaching, on recommen­dation by the German Rectors' Conference (HRK).

Aiming to draw attention to the importance of uni­versity teaching as an essential building block in the professional formation of junior scientists and researchers, this award offers an incentive for teaching staff to inten­sify their dedi­cation to aca­demic instruction. To date, the Ars Legendi Prize has targeted an annually rotating set of disciplines and fields, thus far focusing on mathe­matics and the natural sciences in 2011 and on the social sciences in 2012. The prize is endowed with €50,000. 

As a core element of its drive to establish first-rate teaching as a funda­mental quality standard and strategic goal for higher edu­cation, the Stifter­verband presents the Ars Legendi Prize to individual scientists – who, in some cases, may be repre­senting a team – in recognition of their out­standing achieve­ments in all aspects of under­graduate teaching, including advising, mentoring, and designing and conducting examinations.

In addition to the award winner's perfor­mance in terms of didactics and instructional design, a further decisive criterion consists in the extent to which the honoree has contri­buted a personal impetus to higher edu­cation in general, over and above his or her own teaching practice. Conse­quently, a new concept was intro­duced in 2013: From now on, rather than focusing on a parti­cular disci­pline or field, the Ars Legendi Prize will spot­light a specific teaching situation.

To view the current call for applications, please visit the Stifterverband website.

 

The Ars Legendi Specialty Prizes 

With the Ars Legendi Specialty Prizes, this award has now been established at the departmental level: 

  • Medicine: In 2010, an annual prize for excellence in academic teaching was inaugurated for the field of medicine. Awarded by the Stifterverband and the Association of Medical Schools in Germany, this prize is endowed with €30,000.
  • Engineering/computer science: In 2011, a further prize was introduced for engineering and computer science. Awarded once every three years by the Stifterverband conjointly with 4ING (the umbrella association of university-level schools of engineering and computer science in Germany), this prize is endowed with €25,000.
  • Law: In 2012, an annual prize in the amount of €15,000 was established in recognition of excellence in teaching, conducting examinations, advising, and mentoring at German law schools.
  • Mathematics and the natural sciences: In 2013, the Stifterverband, the German Association of Mathematicians, the German Physics Society, the Society of German Chemists, and the German Life Sciences Association launched an award for excellence in academic teaching in mathematics and the natural sciences, totaling €20,000.

For more information on the prizes and for instructions on how to apply, please visit the Stifterverband website. 

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