Prem Rajaram receives CEU Teaching Excellence Award

June 20, 2022

Prof. Rajaram was being honored for his highly respected teaching style, which combines intellectual rigor, the promotion of critical inquiry, attention to diversity, care in doctoral supervision, and a deep respect for individual students. He is known across CEU and Europe for his devotion to teaching and support for students from marginalized backgrounds—notably, through contributions to CEU’s Roma access programs and the Open Learning Initiative (OLIve), which he co-founded in 2016. His teaching and program management have informed his well-recognized research on refugees, critical pedagogies, and access to higher education, as evidenced through the April 2022 launch of his coedited volume, “Opening up the University: Teaching and Learning with Refugees.”