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Prize for Innovative Teaching at FHWien der WKW Awarded

November 17, 2021

The Teaching Award of the Viennese university of applied sciences once again brought outstanding didactic projects before the curtain.

Vienna, November 17, 2021 —  By awarding the Prize for Innovative Teaching, FHWien der WKW recognizes innovative didactic projects every year and thus underlines the high value of teaching at the university of applied sciences specializing in management and communication. On November 11, 2021, the best projects were awarded at an online event.

The focus of this year’s call was on recipes for success for standard teaching courses and on the integration of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into teaching. The quality of all submissions was outstanding, which presented the internal jury with a difficult task in selecting the award winners.

Two awards for innovative elements in courses

Two teams won the award in the category “Individual Innovative Elements”: The project “Barcamp” by Dipl.-Soz.pä (FH) Claudia Schwarz, MA, Margret Stelxner and Mag.a Sandra Luger is characterized by a high degree of action and competence orientation. As part of the project “Comic Labor Law” by Birgit Kronberger, MBA, Mag. Rainer Kraft and Mag.a Doris Preyer, legal teaching content was prepared and visualized using comics.

Award for integrating the SDGs into teaching

The prize in the category “Sustainable Development Goals in Teaching” was awarded to Klaus Fritz, B.A. M.A. and Mag. (FH) Jürgen Weiß, B.A. M.A. They integrated the Sustainable Development Goals into the entire course “Tourism Macroeconomics”. The students developed asynchronous content and presented a weekly “SDG Tourism Ticker”. They processed findings and showed connections as part of a systems analysis.

“It is important for us to recognize innovative achievements in teaching and to thank the lecturers for their commitment,” emphasizes Dr. in Beate Huber, Chair of the Academic Board of FHWien der WKW.

FHWien der WKW congratulates the award-winning lecturers, thanks all participants and is already looking forward to the submissions for the Teaching Award 2022!

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“It is important for us to recognize innovative achievements in teaching and to thank the lecturers for their commitment,” emphasizes Beate Huber, Chair of FHWien der WKW’s Academic Board.
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FHWien der WKW
University of Applied Sciences for Management & Communication 

FHWien der WKW has been Austria’s leading university of applied sciences for management & communication for over 25 years. Working in close contact with Austrian corporations, FHWien der WKW offers comprehensive and practice-oriented academic programs to over 2,800 Bachelor’s and Master’s students. Two thirds of our teaching staff have a background in business. Our programs are tailored to the needs of companies, optimally preparing our graduates – around 12,700 to date – for their future careers.


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