Professor Dr. Hanno Paul Hortsch was selected as the 2017 recipient of the IFEES Duncan Fraser Global Award for Excellence in Engineering Education. He has decades of experience in engineering education and has played a pivotal role in pedagogical development in Germany and abroad.
Dr. Hortsch will be honored and presented with a medal and $1,000 at the annual IFEES Awards Dinner this November in Kuala Lumpur, during the World Engineering Education Forum. As a recipient, he receives round-trip airfare, four nights’ accommodation and complimentary WEEF registration. The 2017 Award is sponsored by Dassault Systèmes (Xavier Fouger), Granta (Marc Fry) and National Instruments (David Wilson).
Presently, Dr. Hortsch serves as the Secretary General of the IGIP National Monitoring Committee and the Director of the IGIP Training Institute. He also serves as the Chair for Didactics of Vocational and Professional Learning and Teaching Education at the Technische Universität Dresden (Germany).
Dr. Hortsch is an electro-mechanic who obtained a Ph.D. in Sciences, Methodology and a Ph.D. in Vocational Pedagogics, Didactice and Methodics. He has a Diplom-Ingenieur-Pädagoge in Information Technology, Automation and in Vocational Education.
Since the 1990s, he has been involved with a multitude of professional research service projects in 28 countries and presently is involved with programs in China, Chile, Germany and Kenya. To learn more about his impressive breadth of work, download his CV here.
Dr. Hortsch was selected as a finalist by the 2017 Duncan Fraser Award Committee, with the IFEES Executive Committee unanimously approving his nomination for the 2017 edition. The 2017 Duncan Fraser Award Committee was chaired by Uriel Cukierman and included Stephanie Farrell, Marc Fry, Gudurn Kammasch, Linda Krute and Miguel Angel Sosa. Hans-Jürgen Hoyer served as a non-voting member of the 2017 committee.