The tool will be activated at the beginning of the lecture period.

What is the teaching award of the faculty of Business and Economics?

For the first time, we will honour excellent teaching at our faculty. The new best teaching award of the faculty of business and economics will have a changing theme every semester. By doing this, we want to make it possible for different kinds of ‘excellent teaching’ to be honoured. 


This year’s focus is:


research-oriented teaching

The early granting of insights into the current state of research and/or professional practice of the respective subject promotes good teaching at a high level.

- Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel


 The nomination process will be twofold:


Nomination tool

You will be able to nominate courses via an online form. The nominating process will start in December. Two main criteria will be evaluated: first, general aspects of good teaching, like the lecturer’s punctuality and their accessibility to students. These are not unique to this semester and will play a role in future semesters as well.

The second criterion of this semester is innovativeness, for example currency of the topics, new methods of teaching and digitalization.



Evaluation sheet

At the end of the semester you already have the opportunity to assess courses. From this semester on, there will be an additional question concerning the teaching award.

This option will only be included if the course is applicable for the teaching award. 




The final winner will be elected by a jury of five students that will read and evaluate your answers and suggestions. The jury will be formed by students from different semesters and majors to ensure diversity and objectiveness. 

The lecturers of three best courses are invited to give a presentation of their teaching in front of the jury and interested students in the course of an evening event. The public vote will be part of the final decision as well.


Questions for a research-oriented course

  • are perspectives of current research highlighted (are studies addressed)?
  • does the teacher motivate students to take a closer look at the topic?
  • are the methods and scientific aspects covered?
  • does the lecture allow a view from different perspectives?


Possibilities for inclusion in major courses:

  • presentation of own research and the related investigations, setbacks and methods used
  • interactive discussion of current research results in the respective subject 
  • demonstration of small, exemplary (thought) experiments 
  • pointing out the limits of science and research 
  • facilitating exchange phases between students on a subject-specific research topic / hypothesis, etc.
Announcement slide for lectures
Adobe Acrobat Dokument 6.9 MB

Past winners of the teaching award

Winter Semester 2019/2020


Topic: most innovative major course

Prof. Michael Wolff

(Unternehmensführung & Corporate Governance)