University awards for Education, Research and Public and scientific engagement
Three awards for a threefold mission
A university has a threefold mission: education, research and public engagement. In each of these Ghent University strives for excellence.
In order to reward and to stimulate not just this drive for quality but also the continuous dedication of our employees (professors, researchers, and administrative and technical staff), the university grants three unique awards:
- the Minerva Award for education
- the Prometheus Award for research
- the Hermes Award for public engagement
With these annual awards Ghent University will honour staff members who distinguish themselves in one or more of the university’s cornerstones. Nominations are invited from all staff and students during Spring. These nominations are handed over to the advisory committee which draws up a shortlist containing 12 nominees. From this shortlist the Rector selects the three laureates.
Which ones of our staff members keep students on the edge of their seat with their well-structured and/or enthralling lectures? Which colleagues make an exceptional contribution to educational innovation, organization and/or curriculum development? Who excels in putting together international training programmes or in coaching and advising (doctoral) students?
Can you recommend academics who advance the international reputation of Ghent University’s research – by way of a huge innovative breakthrough or research results with an impressive impact or relevance; as inspiring team leader or as extraordinary supervisor of doctoral research?
Public and scientific engagement
Which staff members standing on the barricades for development cooperation? For valorising their research economically or socially? Others demonstrate educational and academic responsibility by making science accessible to a larger audience or by fuelling public debate and policy development; or perhaps they deserve recognition for engaging their former students through lively alumni relations.
For each category, every Ghent University student or employee may nominate one staff member from any of the 11 faculties. Staff members from the central administration can vote but they themselves cannot be nominated.
- You can send in your nomination(s) up to and including Monday 1st July 2013.
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