The teaching award was granted for the first time in 2007. The award was created to establish a broad and in-depth discussion the various factors behind good teaching. The award is designed to highlight what makes teaching effective and is awarded each year on the basis of a different aspect of excellence in teaching. The prize is valued at CHF 10,000 and is funded by the Credit Suisse Foundation Jubilee. The official name of the prize is therefore "Credit Suisse Award for Best Teaching."
Information on the recipients is available in German only.