Every year the Lecturer of the Year award is awarded to an excellent lecturer.
Good lecturers are at the heart of education. Lecturers work hard to enthuse and inspire students. As UvA, we are proud of our lecturers. Therefore, students of the Central Student Council and ASVA Student Union, together with the staff of the Teaching & Learning Centres, organise the annual UvA Lecturer of the Year award.
From April 6 through April 16, 2021, all UvA students and staff can vote for a lecturers online. When voting, you can indicate why you appreciate this lecturer and want to give this lecturer the title of UvA Lecturer of the Year.
Based on the number of votes, a faculty winner will be determined for each faculty. The faculty winners will compete for UvA Lecturer of the Year 2021. The UvA Lecturer of the Year will be chosen by a jury which consists of both students and staff. The winner will be announced on the UvA Education Day on 7 October 2021.
Last year Prof Dr René Smits of Amsterdam Law School won this award. The jury praises Smits for his involvement and the way in which he makes complex subject matter accessible to his students.
These lecturers 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.