European Teaching Award: Academic Year 2017-2018: Katharine Sarikakis

September 24, 2018

CEU honors Professor Katharine Sarikakis, Professor of Communication Science, Director of the Media Governance and Industries Research Lab, and Jean Monnet Chair of European Media Governance and Integration at the University of Vienna, with the seventh annual European Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Social Sciences and Humanities.

Professor Katharine Sarikakis, Professor of Communication Science, Director of the Media Governance and Industries Research Lab, and Jean Monnet Chair of European Media Governance and Integration at the University of Vienna, is the winner of the 2017-2018 European Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Social Sciences and Humanities. Sarikakis received the Award from CEU President and Rector Michael Ignatieff on September 20, 2018. The award is accompanied by the €5,000 Diener Prize, made possible by a generous gift from Steven and Linda Diener in memory of Ilona Diener.

Sarikakis, who began her career at Coventry University, is committed to integrating research and teaching. She engages and inspires students in classes of even 700 students, and does all this in the spirit of critical thinking and self-reflection, in order to help students really connect with their studies and their passion for changing the world. Sarikakis not only carries a full teaching load, with some classes taught in German, but also coordinates the Open Learning Initiative (OLIve) program at the University of Vienna, preparing refugees for further study.

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