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LTH's Pedagogical Academy

University teachers (excluding postgraduate students) at the Faculty of Engineering (LTH) are invited to have their teaching qualifications assessed with the aim of being accepted into LTH’s Pedagogical Academy. Those accepted will be awarded the distinction of Excellent Teaching Practitioner (ETP), and get an immediate rise in salary. Moreover, the department to which they belong will receive an increase in their undergraduate teaching grant. The rise in salary corresponds to what a senior lecturer gets upon promotion to a senior researcher (docent).

Applicants who wish to be admitted to the Pedagogical Academy must show how they over a period of time, consciously and systematically have endeavoured to develop means of enhancing students’ learning in their discipline, and how they have made their own experience in teaching available to others within the academic community. Applicants must also be able to analyse and reflect upon their teaching practices with the aid of pedagogic literature and other sources of information, and show how they have used these to develop their thoughts concerning the teaching and the learning process.

The course Teaching Portfolio Workshop has no formal connection to the Pedagogical Academy, but it is a course for all teachers who want to increase their ability to write a well-thought-out and reflective pedagogical portfolio. The course follows the guidelines for pedagogical portfolios as they are described in the document on LTH's Pedagogical Academy (2017-11-20, see above) and within the framework of the course, the Pedagogical Academy will also be discussed. The course is part of the qualifying pedagogical education at LTH. 

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The application can be submitted any time during the year.

However, the selection is done once per year (March-May) and the portofolios must be submitted 31 January by latest the to be taken into consideration during the current year. 

The application is to be submitted in PDF-format via e-mail to

The Head of Department sends his/her certificate separate directly to Mark it with ETP, year and the applicant's name.

Are you going to apply for ETP?

In November and December 2022, the Centre for Engineering Education/Genombrottet at LTH are offering support and coaching to those who intend to apply for ETP during the current academic year. The support is intended for those who have come a long way in their teaching career and have a well-developed pedagogical portfolio to start from.

It is a two-step feedback process, where the first involves collegial feedback based on LTH's criteria for ETP. Moving on to the second step, you are offered feedback on your own portfolio by Associate professor Elisabeth Nilsson, who has many years of experience with the ETP process and assessment of pedagogical merits.
If the coaching initiative turns out well, we might offer the support again. If you are interested, send a notification of interest to

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