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Call for Nominations 2024

Humboldt-Universität’s award for excellence in teaching is an annual, thematically focused award. Nominations are open for Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin’s Award for Excellence in Teaching 2024.

This year, we are looking for nominations under the general theme of "Sustainability in Teaching and Learning".
We are therefore looking for nominations of teachers and teaching/learning projects that have focussed on the interconnectedness of nature, society, and culture in an exemplary fashion.



Eligible for nomination are all teaching staff and courses which contribute to sustainability in teaching and learning at Humboldt-Universität through formats and concepts that focus on sustainability as a topic in theory, in practice or didactically. For example, courses that address dimensions of sustainability in an ecological, social, or economic fashion by:

  • employing concepts of “Education for Sustainable Development” in the classroom,
  • focusing on the Sustainable Development Goals,
  • examining key concepts of sustainability such as intergenerational justice, the global South, biodiversity, or inclusivity,
  • working on intra- or transdisciplinary solutions for the challenges posed by sustainability,
    developing sustainable exam formats,
  • using cooperations within and outside of Humboldt-Universität on the topic of sustainability,
  • employing a sustainable didactic approach,
  • adopting a multidimensional perspective,
  • developing more sustainable approaches for exchange and mobility,
  • involving students in developing sustainable solutions,
  • enabling and empowering students to act and think sustainably.

Have you experienced courses in the winter semester 23/24, summer semester 2024 or winter semester 2024/25 that are successful examples of sustainable teaching at the HU? Then nominate them by 12 January 2025 for the HU Teaching Award 2024!


All members of Humboldt-Universität can nominate other members of the university via our online nominations form. Only teaching staff with a link to an academic unit at Humboldt-Universität are eligible to receive the award. This includes professors, teaching and research staff, lecturers, lectors and student tutors. You can nominate both individual members of staff or teaching teams, as well as entire departments or academic units. Self-nominations will not be accepted.
Further information can be found under Procedure & Jury & our FAQs.