Technical University of Munich: Prize for Excellence in Teaching goes to Tilo Biedermann and Nada Sissouno

Prof. Biedermann, full professor and director of the Clinic and Polyclinic for Dermatology and Allergology, is skilled at raising interest in his subject among his students with didactic excellence and a high level of practical relevance. He also maintains an active culture of teaching in everyday clinical activities. Furthermore he implemented a large number of innovative digital formats, even under the more difficult conditions of the Corona pandemic.

Dr. Sissouno teaches higher mathematics for civil and environmental engineers. She inspires great interest in mathematics as a core element of the basic curriculum among the new students of the engineering sciences. She even manages to motivate students to actively participate in lectures with audiences of 600 or more in the main auditorium. She has enriched her online lectures, necessary due to Corona, with a portfolio of additional exercises and explanatory videos.

Suggestions from students
The Prize for Excellence in Teaching at public universities in Bavaria is endowed with 5,000 euros. Das Bavarian State Ministry of Science and Art presents the award to 15 university instructors annually. The proposed recipients are suggested by the universities, with the participation of students in the suggestion process.