SEPS Excellence in Teaching Award Award for the best lecturer in the School of Economics and Political Science Once a year the School of Economics and Political Science (SEPS) awards the "School of Economics and Political Science Excellence in Teaching Award". Lecturers are honored for excellent teaching by the students. Worthy of recognition are the course quality, teaching and learning materials, motivation, relevance for research and practical relevance. The award is given by the students. The students representatives of the SEPS are responsible for the organisation and execution. Award winners: 2018: Prof. Winfried Königer Prof. Königer combines innovative, digital and classical forms of teaching and shows outstanding commitment to student-focused teaching. In his course "Macroeconomics II" he implemented innovative ways of examination to ensure students' learning success. Prof. Königer is extraordinarily interested in the dialogue with his students and their individual feedback to ensure the quality of teaching as well as the learning progress of each student. Moreover, he is approachable and very transparent in his grading. He is therefore a worthy winner of the School of Economics and Political Science Excellence in Teaching Award. 2017: Prof. Johannes Binswanger Prof. Binswanger's programming courses for Economics are varied, engaging and demanding. Prof. Binswanger’s engagement and enthusiasm are unique and spur his students on to achieve their very best. His interest in students' opinions and the rapid way he implements feedback are also very distinctive. Prof. Binswanger has succeeded in presenting the fundamentals of Machine Learning in a way that all could understand, while also equipping students with useful programming skills, which are essential for implementing this knowledge and conducting individual experiments. 2016: Prof. Dennis Gärtner Prof. Gärtner brings the course material to life, teaching in a charismatic, articulate manner and enabling students to move away from reliance on textbook material. He simplifies topics during lectures and adds value to the materials provided, such that attendance is enjoyable and feels truly worthwhile. Furthermore, he is approachable and very transparent in his attitude to exam preparation and other communications, enabling students to fulfil their potential. For these and other reasons he is a worthy winner of the Teaching Award 2016. 2015: Prof. Simon Evenett Prof. Evenett´s inclusive teaching style incorporates students´ ideas, proposals and comments in developing the taught content, often times by using case examples. Furthermore his passionate teaching style and his use of current research and personal experience made the subjects come to live and increased the students´ intrinsic motivation. His grading design made use of decentral examinations and innovative examination formats such as voice-over-powerpoint presentations. The decentral examinations required students to reflect on the learned knowledge and allowed students to focus on topics of interest. His teaching demonstrated what many SEPS students are looking for in excellent teaching. He is therefore a worthy winner of the first School of Economics and Political Science Excellence in Teaching Award.