The Berninghausen Prize (actually Berninghausen Prize for excellent teaching and its innovation ) is an award given in Bremen that is considered the oldest teaching prize in Germany. It has been supported by the University of Bremen and the unifreunde Bremen e. V. donates and honors "extraordinary commitment and special creativity of teachers".
The Berninghausen Prize was first awarded in 1992 by Friedo Berninghausen (1929–2013), long-time President of the Bremen Chamber of Commerce . While there were around 40 teaching prizes nationwide in 2010, the Berninghausen Prize was a novelty when it was first awarded. The award, which is awarded annually with the exception of 1998, is currently advertised in the three categories of “excellently designed seminar”, “excellent internship” and “student award” and is endowed with a total of 6,000 euros. The winners are determined by a selection committee appointed by the Academic Senate ; For the “Student Prize” category, only students and all members of the University of Bremen are entitled to submit the names of scientists working at the University as proposals, although teams are also permitted.
The following list of all award winners is based on the presentation on the University of Bremen's website. 33 of the 67 award winners (as of January 2015) were professors at the time of the award.
|year||Award winners||subject area|
|1992||Annelie Wedge||Human and Health Sciences|
|1993||Peter Mayr||Production engineering|
|Johannes Beck , Jörg Holkenbrink , Anne Kehl (as a team)||Educational Sciences|
|1994||Hartmut Koehler , Karin Mathes , Dietrich Mossakowski , Hans-Konrad Nettmann , Michael Schirmer , Hannes Wähner, Gerhard Weidemann , Heiko Uchtmann (as a team)||Biology / chemistry|
|Peter Kruse||Human and Health Sciences|
|1995||Helmut Schwegler||Physics / electrical engineering|
|Wolf-Dieter Stohrer||Biology / chemistry|
|Jörg Berndt||Human and Health Sciences|
|1996||Reinhold Kienzler||Production engineering|
|Manfred Stöckler||Cultural studies|
|1997||Frieder Nake||Mathematics / computer science|
|Hedwig Ortmann , Ulrike Becker, Witha Winter from Gregory (as a team)||Educational Sciences|
|Bärbel Wallisch-Prinz||Social sciences|
|1999||Georg Feuser||Human and Health Sciences|
|2000||Bernd Jastorff||Biology / chemistry|
|Angela Bolland||Educational Sciences|
|2001||Michael Schetsche, Thomas Krug, Thomas Temme (as a team)||Social sciences|
|Reinhard Riekens , Arne Röhrs, Liana Hedemann, Marie Herholz, Anja Storm (as a team)||Biology / chemistry|
|2002||Britta Kolbert||Cultural studies|
|2003||Horst Schecker||Physics / electrical engineering|
|Regina Keuchel||Human and Health Sciences|
|2004||Andreas Hanses||Human and Health Sciences|
|2005||Susanne Preacher||Mathematics / computer science|
|Brunhilde Marquardt-Mau||Educational Sciences|
|2006||Marcus Bäumer , Ingo Eilks (as a team)||Biology / chemistry|
|Anja Oettinger, Michael Haag (as a team)||Educational Sciences|
|2007||Hans-Ilja Rückmann||Physics / electrical engineering|
|Malte Mienert||Human and Health Sciences|
|2008||Iris Pigeot-Kübler||Mathematics / computer science|
|Eva Schöck-Quinteros||Social sciences|
|2009||Ekkard Brinksmeier||Production engineering|
|Dagmar Bönig||Educational Sciences|
|2010||Sylke Meyerhuber||Human and Health Sciences|
|Ivo Mossig||Social sciences|
|Hans Jörg Henning||Human and Health Sciences|
|2011||Karsten Hölscher||Mathematics / computer science|
|Cordula Nolte||Social sciences|
|Anja Christina Lepach||Human and Health Sciences|
|2012||Tanja Henking, Andreas Maurer (as a team)||law Sciences|
|Hans-Konrad Nettmann||Biology / chemistry|
|Lothar Probst||Social sciences|
|2013||Lisa Lüdders, Mark Heckmann (as a team)||Human and Health Sciences|
|Frank Jahnke||Physics / electrical engineering|
|2014||Jan Ulrich Büttner||Social sciences|
|Andra Thiel-Hoffmeister||Biology / chemistry|
|Oliver Hinkelbein||Cultural studies|
|2015||Janna Wolff||Social sciences|
|Volkmar Zielasek||Biology / chemistry|
|2016||Julia Borst and Natascha Ueckmann||Linguistics and literary studies|
|Ansgar Gerhardus and Heinz Rothgang||Public Health and Nursing Research|
|Michael Claridge||English Theater|
|2017||Iris Stahlke||Human and Health Sciences|
|Dennis-Kenji Kipker||Computer science and law|
|Lucio Colombi-Ciacchi||Production engineering, mechanical engineering and process engineering|
|2018||Rolf Drechsler, Cornelia Große, Oliver Keszöcze, Kenneth Schmitz and Jannis Stoppe||Mathematics / computer science|
|Hans-Christian Waldmann||Human and Health Sciences|
- More detailed information on the Berninghausen Prize can be found on the University of Bremen's website
- List of the award winners on the website of the University of Bremen
- Official website of unifreunde Bremen e. V. with further information about the Berninghausen Prize
- Bettina Jorzik: Much price, little honor. Teaching prizes in Germany . In: Peter Tremp (Ed.): “Excellent teaching!” Teaching prizes at universities , 2010, p. 18.
- unifreunde Bremen e. V .: Berninghausen Prize. (No longer available online.) Archived from the original on March 4, 2016 ; accessed on January 15, 2015 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- Weser-Kurier Online: Obituaries of Friedo Berninghausen. Retrieved January 24, 2015 .
- Eberhard Scholz: Commemoration for Friedo Berninghausen. Retrieved January 24, 2015 .
- University of Bremen : Prize for good teaching - Berninghausen Prize. Retrieved January 24, 2015 .
- University of Bremen : Prize winners. Retrieved January 24, 2015 .