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Best International Teacher 2015


The Student Union rewards this year’s best teacher who teaches in a foreign language at the University of Helsinki. Have you come across a brilliant lecturer, a dedicated supervisor or an otherwise excellent teacher who teaches in a language other than Finnish or Swedish? If yes, suggest him/her to the Student Union.

After a council of students has processed application, the Student Union board will make the decision with special attention to student-friendliness, expertise, active attitude towards developing, and giving and receiving constructive criticism. The award will be presented at the anniversary of Student Union on 26 November.

The suggestions should be made by October 23:

Any member or a member organisation of the academic community can make suggestions. The candidates must be in a teaching position at the University of Helsinki. The reasons should include examples of how the nominated person fulfills the criteria. In addition, the application may include comments by students and other members of the academic community or other suitable examples of the candidate's merits. You may download this information as attachments in the e-form.

The criteria and nomination instructions for Magister Bonus are applicable, and can be viewed at:

For further information please contact

Susanna Jokimies, HYY Board Member

tel. 050 543 9611

susanna.jokimies (at)