Berninghausen Prize for Excellence in Teaching 2020


2022 Berninghausen Prize

TheUniversity of Bremen started out 50 years ago as a university of project studies, where topics of societal relevance were the focus of student project work. It has evolved to combine research and teaching with multifaceted approaches to research-based learning (following the Zurich Framework according to Tremp and Hillebrand, 2012) and is currently making strong reference again to its social responsibility, also and especially in relation to the current sustainability debates. In this context, student participation also takes on a stronger role, which is emphasized in the university’s new mission statement for teaching ([W+W1] ) and which Ludwig Huber (1937–2019), who accompanied the University of Bremen on its way to research-based learning, always emphasized in research-based learning projects.

At the same time, after four semesters during the coronavirus pandemic, the University of Bremen has made significant progress in digital teaching. Emergency remote teaching is increasingly turning into blended learning approaches, which ideally combine digital learning scenarios with presence and make classroom teaching particularly valuable.

We want to include these two developments in this year’s call for entries for the Berninghausen Award.

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In 2022, the prize will be divided into the following three categories:

  • Project-Based Teaching

Awards are given to teaching staff who have initiated student projects in an outstanding manner as part of their teaching and have implemented them in their courses/modules. We address the entire range of projects, from basic research to dealing with current societal challenges.

  • Blended Learning

The award is given to teachers who have combined digital learning scenarios with face-to-face teaching in an outstanding way.

  • Student Prize

Which teacher has inspired you?

Who has fulfilled the aforementioned conditions to an outstanding level? Does someone or something immediately come to mind? Enter your suggestions by August 22, 2022, on Stud.IP using the link or send an email with your nomination to the study offices or your faculty study centers.

The following information is required to enter your suggestion in the nominations:

  • Name of the teacher or team
  • Faculty
  • Title of course and course number (VAK number)
  • Reason for the nomination (max. 2,000 characters)
  • Your name

All members of the university are cordially invited to nominate teachers for the 2022 Berninghausen Prize. Nominating oneself is also possible. Only students can enter nominations for the Student Prize. The categories all refer to active teachers and courses offered during the 2021/2022 winter semester and 2022 summer semester.

Further information can be found on our website

We look forward to reading your nominations.


The guideline can be downloades here.