The 1822 University Prize for Excellent Teaching

One of Goethe University's most important tasks is to promote a culture of appreciation for excellent teaching. To make this appreciation visible, Goethe University - together with the Foundation of the Frankfurter Sparkasse - has been awarding the 1822 University Prize for Excellent Teaching for over 20 years. Three prizes respectively endowed with 15,000 euros, 10,000 euros and 5,000 euros are awarded.

Nominations for the 1822 University Prize for Excellent Teaching can be submitted by students from all departments.

Criteria for the prize are innovation in teaching, exceptional quality of courses, and outstanding commitment to student support. Research-orientation, the linking of theory and practice, particular involvement in the introductory phase of studies as well as interdisciplinarity and diversity aspects are also taken into account.


Dr. Elizabeth Kovach

Studium Lehre Internationales

Abteilung Karriere, Stipendien und Preise

Referentin für Hochschulpreise und Stipendien

Campus Westend, PEG-Gebäude, 2.G179

Telefon: 069/798-17258

Nomination procedure 2023

The nomination process for the 1822 University Prize for Excellent Teaching at Goethe University 2023 will begin on November 21, 2022. Students are invited to shape our teaching and learning culture by submitting a nomination!

Prize winners & nominees

Learn more about the winners and nominees of this and past years here.

20th anniversary 2021

In 2021, the 1822 University Prize for Excellent Teaching celebrated its 20th anniversary. Various voices and testimonials were compiled in a film to celebrate the significance and tradition of this award.