Shortlisted candidates Teacher Awards 2023 announced

Utrecht University has awarded the Teacher Awards since 1994, to encourage academic lecturers to continuously improve their teaching and to show them appreciation. The Teacher Awards consist of the Teacher Talent Award, for lectures who have recently started, and the Outstanding Teacher Award, for lecturers with upwards of five years teaching experience. Every year, study associations in Utrecht can nominate a lecturer for these prizes and this year, no fewer than 36 have been nominated.

The jury, comprising of Utrecht lecturers and students, has shortlisted three nominees for the Outstanding Teacher Award and three nominees for the Teacher Talent Award from the submitted lecturers. Criteria include the educational vision of the lecturer, the creation of student interaction and the students’ learning experience.

The shortlist (in alphabetical order):

Outstanding Teacher Award

Teacher Talent Award

The winners (one in each category) will be chosen from this nominee shortlist. To decide, the jury will speak with the study associations that nominated the lecturer. The announcement of the winners will take place during the OnderwijsFestival on Thursday 9 March 2023 in the Academy Building. Are you also curious to know who will receive this year’s awards?


The jury consists of Ronald Bleys (chair), Danny Broere, Niels Bovenschen, Lotte Henrichs, Gery Nijenhuis, David Onnekink, Frans Pennings, Dax Vendrig, Arjen Vredenberg, Renate Baarslag (student member) and Kes van Achterbergh (student member). The jury is supported by Marijne Wijnker (Centre for Academic Teaching  Learning).