Award for Outstanding Doctoral Supervision 2023 › view all
Kerstin Martens is honored for her professional and encouraging support of doctoral candidates
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Award winners Professor Nicole Megow (2nd from left) and Professor Kerstin Martens (2nd from right) with Dr. Mandy Boehnke, Vice President for International Affairs, Academic Qualification, and Diversity (middle), Dr. Tim Nesemann, chairperson of the University of Bremen Alumni Network association (right) and Ute Treptow, vice chairperson of the University of Bremen Alumni Network association (left).
Prof. Kerstin Martens, a long-time member of the BIGSSS faculty and professor of International Relations and Global Society at InIIS since 2009, has received this year's Award for Outstanding Doctoral Supervision in the social sciences and humanities. The award was presented by Dr. Mandy Boehnke, Vice President for International Affairs, Academic Qualification, and Diversity during the award ceremony at the Campus Center of Sparkasse Bremen at July 4th.
Her former doctoral student and BIGSSS alumnus Fabian Besche-Truthe particularly highlights Kerstin's ability to teach how to conceptualize and organize research: “Kerstin Martens excels at teaching research organization and research design to her students and research assistants. Additionally, she is an excellent career coach. She has a good perception of where our research is applicable and which audience we can best reach with our topics”
Well done and congratulations to Kerstin Martens for this achievement and supporting her PhD students in a such a great way! Following Heiko Pleines' award in 2019, this is now the second time in a row that outstanding doctoral supervision by a BIGSSS faculty member has been recognized. We are very pleased to have such dedicated faculty!
The Award for Outstanding Doctoral Supervision recognizes university faculty for their professional supervision and encouraging support of doctoral students. The award honors both the demanding task of supervising doctoral students and the exemplary empowerment of young scholars. A jury bestows the award and prize money of 2,000 Euro each upon two supervisors, one from the arts and social sciences and one from the natural sciences and engineering. The prize money is sponsored by Alumni der Universität Bremen e.V and awarded for the specific purpose of facilitating the success of doctoral candidates.
In the natural sciences and engineering, Prof. Nicole Megow received this year’s Award for Outstanding Doctoral Supervision in the natural sciences and engineering. A total of 59 university teachers were nominated.