Every year the Lecturer of the Year award is awarded to an excellent lecturer.
The UvA Lecturer of the Year 2020 is René Smits. The jury praises Smits for his involvement and the way in which he makes complex subject matter accessible to his students.
In the spring of 2021 the Central Student Council organizes a voting round in cooperation with UvA's Teaching & Learning Centres. Students and employees of the UvA can vote for a lecturer. Based on the number of votes, a Lecturer of the Year will be chosen per faculty.
These seven faculty winners stand up for the title of UvA Lecturer of the Year. The UvA Lecturer of the Year is chosen by a jury and announced on the UvA Education Day.
These teachers preceded Prof Dr René Smits: Elio Baldi, Frank Nack, Antoinette Muntjewerff, Bas de Bruin, Joris Marée, Mieke Mulder, Jan van Maarseveen, Gerben Moerman, Sander Bais, Peter Starreveld, Mathieu de Bakker and Maria Bonaria Urban.
The Lecturer of the Year award has existed since 2007.