Discover the « Solvay Teaching Awards »

A reward for meaningful teaching projects!

Each year, the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (SBS-EM) organises its « Teaching Awards », a manner to reward its pedagogical team of excellent professors and assistants, all of whom are committed to providing students with a quality education! Excellence, commitment, creativity and innovation: these are just some of the words that demonstrate their know-how.

The Teaching Awards represent a unique opportunity to reward, through a jury composed of representatives from diverse horizons including our students, the cream of the crop among our academic and scientific staff, and to highlight their initiatives!

Objectives of the Solvay Teaching Awards 

The Teaching Awards target teaching projects that are part of a collective approach or linked to the learning objectives of the teaching profiles of the different programs offered by SBS-EM. 

The SBS-EM Teaching Awards were created in order to :

  • encourage and highlight teaching initiatives that go in the direction of a collective approach and/or are linked to teaching profiles,
  • feed the teaching record of professors and teaching assistants with a formal recognition from the Faculty,
  • inspire academic and scientific staff and make them want to innovate and experiment.


Marjorie GASSNER

Winner 2021 -"Lifetime Achievement"

"The "nomination" by the students for a "lifetime achievement award" is obviously pleasant, flattering and, above all, moving, but it also makes one realize that one is "at the end of the road", that most of one's achievements are behind one, that one is - a bit - old!
That said, it does provide a look back at how far he has come since the beginning of his career, including the evolution of his personal vision of teaching, adapting to changing technology and.... students."


Claudia Toma
Professor and vice-dean students affairs

Winner 2021 - "Senior Academic"

"I was very touched by this nomination because for me, it means above all the growing interest of the students in the psychological and social aspects of management. It is also thanks to them, to their exchanges and ideas, that the course has been enriched over the years. I am confident that our future managers will know how to make diversity a real asset for organizations!"


The "dutch" Team
Jessica van Ginneken, Franck Scheppers, Pascale Thielemans, Nathalie Van der Perre, Tinne Debout, Sofie Van Geijn, Christelle Jussiant

Winner 2021 - "Team SBS-EM"

"At the beginning of the academic year, our team completely redesigned the Dutch language course in the Master's program and decided to organize it in a modular format, putting the student at the center of the learning process. Receiving this Teaching Award is the consecration of all the efforts made and encourages us to continue in this direction and to constantly improve our teaching."


Winner 2021 -"Teaching assistant"

"I am greatly touched and honoured to be nominated by the students and selected by the Jury for the 2021 SBS EM Teaching Awards because it’s an acknowledgement of the work done to engage the students on a regular basis and to foster autonomous learning during the pandemic."



Updated on September 16, 2021