We are pleased to congratulate Professor Naohiko Omata on winning a Teaching Excellence Award in the Early Career stream within the Social Sciences Division’s 2022 Divisional Teaching Excellence Awards.
Naohiko is an Associate Professor working mainly within the Refugee Economies Programme and teaching on the MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies.
The award committee noted the “innovative, excellent quality” of Nao’s teaching and supervision in the area of refugee studies, particularly in involving refugee scholars on the ‘Refugee Economies’ course, and further recognised his work in the development of the Refugee-Led Research Hub (based in Nairobi) which they stated “has created a vibrant and stimulating learning environment for students and colleagues in the department”.
The Social Sciences Division’s scheme formally recognise the outstanding contribution to teaching and learning and the academic development of students shown by colleagues across the Division. The scheme has two strands: Teaching Excellence Awards, recognising an exceptional contribution to education by colleagues at any career-stage, and Teaching Development and Enhancement Project (TDEP) grants for projects focused on enhancing the learning experience for students at all levels.