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Lecturer in Romance Languages and Cultures Elio Baldi is the UvA’s 2019 Lecturer of the Year. He was announced as the winner during the UvA Education Day on Tuesday 28 May.

Foto: Wouter van der Wolk

Students praise his vast knowledge and captivating teaching style: ‘He talks about literature and culture with such passion that it’s always exciting to listen to him.’

Together with students from the Central Student Council and the ASVA Student Union, Rector Magnificus Karen Maex announced the UvA-wide winner after first honouring all winners from each of the faculties.

Faculty winners Photo: Wouter van der Wolk
Read the jury report (in Dutch)

As the winner of the UvA Lecturer of the Year award, Elio Baldi has been given carte blanche to design his own course at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies.

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. After this weighting was applied, Elio Baldi emerged as the overall winner.

More about the election

Between Tuesday 2 April and Tuesday 9 April 2019, UvA students were able to cast their votes online. 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. During the coming academic year, the elected Lecturer of the Year will serve as an ambassador for good teaching and education at the University of Amsterdam.

Previous winners

Previous winners of the UvA Lecturer of the Year include Frank Nack, Antoinette Muntjewerff, Bas de Bruin, Joris Marée, Mieke Mulder, Jan van Maarseveen, Gerben Moerman, Sander Bais, Peter Starreveld, Mathieu de Bakker en Maria Bonaria Urban.