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Big prizes for teachers
From:Shanghai Daily  |  2017-09-11 01:29

SHANGHAI Jiao Tong University honored more than 100 teachers and seven teams yesterday for outstanding teaching to celebrate the 33rd Teachers’ Day.

The award was set up to encourage teachers’ sense of honor and duty toward their jobs and to inspire their passion for teaching.

There are now huge bonuses for the winners, thanks to the incentive scheme announced earlier this year — with five tiers of prizes for individuals, ranging from 10,000 yuan (US$1,544) to 200,000 yuan, and three tiers for groups, ranging from 150,000 to 500,000 yuan.

This year, no teacher or team won the top prizes, but 12 individuals were awarded the 150,000-yuan prizes and two teams received 300,000 yuan each.

The winners included Liu Xila, a 77-year-old professor at Jiao Tong’s School of Naval Architecture, Ocean & Civil Engineering. He has won many prizes at home and abroad for his outstanding achievements in civil engineering. Despite his research work, he has never stopped teaching. His “Introduction to Engineering” is one of the most popular lessons for students.

“Being a teacher does not bring me huge money, but it’s a great job and worth lifelong dedication,” he said. “A teacher’s capability is not only represented by the published theses, but also by how well he teaches and his impact in the field.”

Some other universities in Shanghai are also improving incentives for dedicated teachers.

The East China University of Science Technology has set up an award scheme, with the highest prize of 100,000 yuan. Tongji University also changed its biennial awards for outstanding teachers into an annual event.