Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Youssef el Bouhassani proclaimed teacher of the year 2018

21 Apr 2018 18:00 | Communication

AUAS-teacher Youssef el Bouhassani was named Lecturer of the Year 2018 nationwide today. El Bouhassani was elected in Utrecht from five finalists. The prize is an initiative of the Interstedelijk Studenten Overleg (ISO), the largest national student organization in the Netherlands, which represents all students in the Netherlands. Minister of Education Ingrid van Engelshoven handed out the goblet.

El Bouhassani teaches Applied Mathematics and is a senior researcher in Urban Analytics at the Faculty of Technology at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS). Last year he was already elected AUAS’ Teacher of the Year. The jury emphasizes that it is 'nice to see how he inspires students, rather than just sending information. He uses activating, innovative and creative methods to get students to think for themselves. He combines this with great enthusiasm and an open and committed attitude towards his students. This makes him very approachable. He also shares his knowledge and ideas about education with his colleagues. Finally, the jury is impressed by the way in which he continues to renew his programme and the connections he makes between education and the labor market where his students end up. '