Prof. Dr. Jutta Stumpf-Wollersheim awarded the Saxony Teaching Award

Prof. Dr. Jutta Stumpf-Wollersheim in portrait.
On June 3, Science Minister Sebastian Gemkow presented the Saxony Teaching Awards 2020. In the universities category, the prize worth 10,000 euros went to Prof. Dr. Jutta Stumpf-Wollersheim from TU Bergakademie Freiberg for her successful and sustainable commitment to (digital) university teaching.

In teaching, Prof. Dr. Jutta Stumpf-Wollersheim utilizes digital scripts, videos, and online tests, which students can use regardless of time and place. As part of a flipped classroom course, students can go through the course content at their own pace in a preliminary self-study and apply and deepen their knowledge in the subsequent classroom phases, for example in case studies. “Students, as well as employees in corporate practice, bring very different prior knowledge and skills to the table. By providing digital tools and documents, they can deal with the content at their own pace and are at the same time independent of time and location," says Prof. Dr. Jutta Stumpf-Wollersheim.  

The students also benefit from the current scientific knowledge and studies of the economics professor, who prepare them for questions in research and offer opportunities for their collaboration in various projects. This is how Prof. Dr. Jutta Stumpf-Wollersheim is currently working with the Technical University of Munich on the implementation of a digital idea and innovation management solution for small and medium-sized companies and is developing a new project idea together with the University of Rostock on the subject of "Development and testing of self-learning assistance systems for digital competence acquisition in companies ".

Concepts take individual learning processes into account

The innovative teaching-learning concept offers many advantages, particularly about the flexibility and individualization of learning processes for the students. While some types of learners learn better by reading texts, other students are more receptive to parallel visual and auditory stimuli in the form of screencasts. "In addition, the online content also opens up more free time to support the students more intensively on more complex, content-related issues and to personally create more individual supervision," says Prof. Dr. Jutta Stumpf-Wollersheim. Her commitment paid off in particular in the past year: Since last year, your work has been intensively supported as part of the Saxony-wide Digital Fellowship program. As part of the tandem fellowship, Prof. Dr. Jutta Stumpf-Wollersheim is cooperating with the HTW Dresden to be able to provide a digital support for scientific writing. 

“In the past few months, our universities have been dominated by the pandemic and thus also digital teaching. Only with the help of the flexibility and creativity of teachers, staff, and students has it been possible to keep teaching operations going to a large extent. The 2020 teaching award is therefore all about digitization and goes to teachers who are particularly committed to the development and dissemination of digital teaching instruments and thus also inspire others. Congratulations and thank you for your exemplary work,” explains Science Minister Sebastian Gemkow.

The Vice-Rector of Education at TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Prof. Dr. Swanhild Bernstein in her laudation: “With her commitment to the development of new hybrid, self-determined forms of teaching and learning as well as her commitment to the intensive care and advice of students, Prof. Dr. Stumpf-Wollersheim makes an important contribution to the technical, methodical, digital and social competence development of our students and supports the university significantly in its goal of continuously increasing the quality of study and examination performances as well as the motivation and satisfaction of the students.”

To the Saxon Teaching Award

The Saxony Teaching Award, endowed with a total of 40,000 euros, honors the best ideas and the best implementation of teaching at Saxon universities, awarded in June for the fourth time. Winners in addition to Prof. Dr. Jutta Stumpf-Wollersheim from TU Bergakademie Freiberg are Prof. Dr. Marc Ritter from the Mittweida University in the category for applied sciences, Julia Bartha from the University of Music and Theater "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" Leipzig in the category Music and Art Universities and Prof. Dr. Tenshi Hara from the Staatliche Studienakademie Dresden in the vocational academy category.

Personal information

Prof. Dr. Stumpf-Wollersheim worked at an investment bank after completing her banking training, and at the same time studied at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, where she received her doctorate in 2010 with the top grade “summa cum laude”. She then moved to the Technical University of Munich, where she worked as the Chair of Strategy and Organization and completed her habilitation in 2016 In 2014 she was the first female junior scientist at the TUM School of Management to receive the title of TUM Junior Fellow. In the same year, she was also the first economist to be appointed to the Young College of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, in which 20 outstanding young scientists from Bavaria are funded across disciplines. Since November 2016 she has held the Professorship for International Management and Corporate Strategy at TU Bergakademie Freiberg.

Fragen beantwortet / Contact: 
Prof. Dr. Jutta Stumpf-Wollersheim, Phone: +39 3731/39-2081