Congratulations to Alexei Karas, who just won the Utrecht University Outstanding Teacher Award!
Since the nineties, Utrecht University commends teachers that perform, excite, motivate, and challenge outstandingly with the Outstanding Teacher Award and the Teacher Talent Award. Study associations of Utrecht University can hand in proposals for teachers every year. This is the first time that a teacher from University College Roosevelt has been nominated and has won. Read more on the UU website.
Karas has been working at UCR for a number of years now, and teaches Economics courses. Recently, he became Head of the Social Science department. He was also selected to showcase his teaching methods in a movie created especially for the visit of Queen Maxima to UCR.
This award is not just a celebration of Karas' outstanding teaching, but also of the students who prepared his nomination and defended it during special sessions at Utrecht University. The selection committee was especially impressed by the way Hitanshi, Steven and Max managed to convey their enthusiasm for Karas' classes.