Excellent teaching

Higher education teaching award for Professor Julia Brüggemann

Reutlingen University once again recognises outstanding research and teaching on campus. This year, as well as the research award and the higher education teaching award, it is presenting a teaching award for sustainability and diversity.

Reutlingen University believes it is extremely important to give its teachers support and encouragement. Therefore it is especially keen to highlight good teaching and honour the teachers concerned. This year, Reutlingen University’s teaching award, which is endowed with 5000 euros, goes to ESB's Professor Julia Brüggemann. As Professor of Allgemeine Betriebswirtschaftslehre with a focus on Corporate Finance and Risk Management, her teaching includes the interdisciplinary compulsory elective module "Auswirkungen von politischen Risiken auf Unternehmensentscheidungen" (Effects of Political Risks on Corporate Decisions). “At the heart of my teaching is promoting my students’ understanding. My goal is not only to teach them the necessary expertise but also to ensure that they really grasp the concepts and principles and can apply them in business practice,” says Brüggemann. Course materials are complemented by among other things regular guest lectures by distinguished experts from the fields of politics, the military, the economy and science, offering valuable insights into practical applications.

Reutlingen University’s research award goes this year to Professor Christian Thies from the Faculty of Informatics for his research in the field of medical informatics. As well as the awards for research and teaching, the teaching award for sustainability and diversity, which brings with it 2,000 euros was presented for the first time. The aim of this award is to make all members of the University aware of the issues of sustainability and diversity in teaching, and to recognise the commitment of teachers. The award will highlight innovative approaches, and it is hoped will encourage an exchange of ideas and sharing of best practice between teachers. In future, the award will be presented on an annual basis together with the higher education awards for teaching and research. For her class in Interaktive Systeme (Interactive Systems), Professor Gabriela Tullius from the Faculty of Informatics was presented with the first teaching award for sustainability and diversity.