Teaching Award for Christa Thöne-Reineke

Teaching Award for SCIoI Faculty member Christa Thöne-Reineke

On 6 June, Prof. Dr. Christa Thöne-Reineke was awarded the Freie Universität Teaching prize 2018 for her course “Of Pigs and People” (“Das Schwein und der Mensch”). The teaching project was conceived to raise awareness among prospective veterinarians, biologists and chemists on socially relevant issues in veterinary medicine.

As pigs play an important role – both as agricultural livestock as well as in the transmission of zoonotic and antibiotic-resistant pathogens to humans and as a comparative and translational model animal in biomedical research – this goal is pursued by focusing on the link between pigs and humans.

Students of this course will look into the use of antibiotics in pig farming, zoonotic pathogens in pigs and their co-infections, and the pig as a large agricultural livestock for humans, and participate in ongoing research projects at FU Berlin. At a final stage, they will organize a public panel discussion with various stakeholders. The course was established in cooperation between four institutes of the Department of Veterinary Medicine.

The Teaching Award of Freie Universität Berlin

The Teaching Award of Freie Universität Berlin aims to support teaching projects that integrate the findings of interdisciplinary top-level research into university teaching. The objective of the award is to recognize outstanding commitment in the field of research-oriented teaching and to encourage the development of innovative teaching methods and formats. The award is intended to facilitate the implementation of the central objectives of Freie Universität Berlin’s development strategy in the field of teaching.

The Teaching Award will be advertised annually with changing thematic emphases. The prize money amounts to 10,000 EUR. In some cases several entries may be selected to share the award.

Link to the article on the FU Website.


Ph. by Patricia Kalisch, www.patriciakalisch.de


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