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The faculty winners of the 2018 Lecturer of the Year award have been announced. Between 12 and 18 February, over 1,500 UvA students voted for their favourite lecturers. Each faculty and corresponding Faculty Student Council (FSR) put its faculty winners in the limelight during the past two weeks.

Docent van het jaar 2017
Lecturer of the Year


Maarten Pieter Schinkel


Frank Nack


Paul Boersma


Tarlach McGonagle


Elias den Otter

More about the election

Good teachers are the key to good education. Each year, students at all UvA faculties benefit from the talents of inspiring, helpful and enthusiastic lecturers. That is why the UvA, the Student Council and the ASVA Student Union annually present the Lecturer of the Year award.

Between Monday 12 February and Sunday 18 February 2018, UvA students were able to cast their votes online. Voting booths were also present at Roeterseiland Campus and the Science Park for two days. All faculty winners have a chance to win the Lecturer of the Year award during the Education Day on 31 May.

Weighted average

A weighting mechanism was developed for the election, which calculated such aspects as the number of students and lecturers in different degree programmes at the University of Amsterdam. Each of the faculties presented a winner on that basis.

Faculty award ceremonies

Click on the links below for further details of the award ceremonies at the various faculties.