Prof Muammer Ozer, Professor of the Department of Management and Director of the Doctor of Business Administration programme, has received one of the two prestigious university awards at the 2015 Discovery Festival. He was presented with the 2014/2015 Teaching Excellence Award (TEA) as recognition for his innovative and quality teaching.
The award ceremony was held at the opening of the Discovery Festival at Academic 1 on 10th March. Prof Way Kuo, President of CityU, presented the award and gave his commendation to the awardees for their outstanding teaching and contributions, which enhanced CityU’s education quality over the past year.
“I feel very honoured and at the same time humbled to receive this award, especially knowing that there are many well-qualified exemplary teachers in our College. I also feel very grateful to have so many wonderful students who have taken my courses over the years and colleagues who have exchanged ideas with me on how to make my teaching better and better. I am also grateful to have all those support staff who have made my teaching so much easier”, Prof Ozer said.
The award will be formally presented at the Congregation in November 2015. Each awardee receives a cash prize of HK$15,000 for professional development and a teaching grant of HK$150,000. They will also be nominated for the UGC Teaching Awards for this year.
Prof Ozer’s work has already been recognised by the College of Business. In 2009 he received CB Research Excellence Award , and in 2012 Teaching Excellence Award. Prof Ozer combines his experiences in teaching and research to teach a wide range of courses from undergraduate, postgraduate as well as professional doctorate level programmes. Over the years a large number of students and the organizations have benefitted from Prof Ozer’s teaching. For Prof Ozer’s biography, please click here.
About the Teaching Excellence Awards (TEA)
The Award was launched by CityU’s Quality Assurance Committee (QAC) in 1993 and is the first of its kind among Hong Kong’s tertiary institutions, held annually to recognize and reward distinguished teaching staff at CityU. TEA nominations are made by students, alumni, academic staff, and past TEA recipients. A selection panel composed of staff from different grades and areas will be established every year. All award winners will have their names added to a permanently displayed register, in recognition of their excellent teaching. For more information about TEA, please visit the Award website.