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VIADUCT Teaching award

The objective of the VIADUCT Teaching Award is to recognise outstanding teaching in the fields of EU-Turkey relations and the Future of the EU and identify new forms of relations between the EU-27 and neighbouring countries. Teaching excellence comes in many forms and may include, but are not limited to:

  • inspirational lectures, given with clarity and verve, inspiring a new generation to study the EU;
  • engaging and inclusive seminar teaching that allows students to question and critique texts and interpretations of EU-Turkey relations and/or new forms of relations between the EU and neighbouring countries;
  • simulation games or online courses.

The intention is to reach out beyond the VIADUCT Network and spread best practice in the field wherever it is taught from Vancouver to Vladivostok. Nominations are welcome from those teaching beyond the VIADUCT network.

Awards will be made at the VIADUCT annual conferences. Three prizes will be awarded:

  • 1st Prize - €600
  • 2nd Prize - €300
  • 3rd Prize - €100



Heads of Department are invited to nominate outstanding teachers in the field of EU-Turkey relations broadly defined. Self-nominations are also welcome. Nominations should include the name of the individual nominated and a short statement explaining why they should be considered for this award.
Excellence can cover many different aspects of teaching including providing new insights, innovative methods, or simply inspiring students. University teaching whether on full-time or part-time courses or teaching summer schools or similar are eligible. 

Nominations should be directed for the attention of: Dr Julie Smith, Director, European Centre, POLIS Department, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9AN, UK or via email: jes42@cam.ac.uk.