December 21st 2023

MCI honors excellent teaching

MCI Academic Council honors Bernhard Hollaus, Daniel Sieber and Sabine Mertens with Teaching Award

Excellent teaching at MCI in Innsbruck honored with Teaching Award. ©MCI / Janine Kiechl
From left to right: MCI Rector Andreas Altmann, Bernhard Hollaus, Sabine Mertens, Daniel Sieber, Head of the MCI Academic Council Franz Pegger. ©MCI / Janine Kiechl

In recognition of their outstanding achievements in teaching, three lecturers received this year's MCI Teaching Award. The MCI Academic Council awards the coveted prize based on the course evaluations of students on all degree programs within an academic year, as well as scientific soundness, relevance and feasibility of the contents taught.


Bernhard Hollaus | Medical & Health Technologies

Bernhard Hollaus has been teaching at MCI in the fields of sports technology, medicine and health since 2013 and coordinates several research clusters such as Health Tech and Sports Technology. Students praise him for his comprehensive expertise and his ability to convey it in a clear and entertaining way. He also teaches enthusiastically and always makes time to support students individually.

Daniel Sieber | Medical & Health Technologies

Daniel Sieber has been teaching in the field of medical technologies at MCI since 2022 and has been Head of the Department of Medical Health & Technologies since 2023. Students benefit from his entrepreneurial and future-oriented thinking, his professional expertise and his passion for sharing knowledge. Students particularly emphasize the high practical relevance of his courses, which he illustrates with examples from his career at MED-EL.

Sabine Mertens | Tourism & Leisure Business

Sabine Mertens has been teaching at the MCI Department of Tourism & Leisure Business for over 10 years and has already been honored with the Teaching Award twice. She coordinates the languages module and teaches French and Italian as well as Travel Business Management. Students emphasize her professionalism, her productivity and her ability to both challenge and encourage. Incorporating her professional experience into her teaching makes her courses particularly lively and practical.


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