The university aims to promote awareness of diversity and transculturality by recognising outstanding academic work. The following are awarded annually:
Project "Further qualification for educational professions in Germany as a country of immigration"
In April 2020, the project "Further qualification for educational professions in Germany as a country of immigration" at the Chair of Education / Eva Matthes received an award from the IQ network as an exampled of good practice in a competitive procedure conducted throughout Germany. The selection was made by a committee made up of representatives from various specialist agencies and ministries.
Augsburg academic award for intercultural studies
The Augsburg academic award for intercultural studies which was launched in 1997 on the initiative of the founder of FILL e. V., the entrepreneur and later Augsburg Peace Prize winner Helmut Hartmann, honours outstanding achievements of young academics whose research deals with the intercultural reality in Germany and the related questions and challenges. The annual call for entries is aimed at all academic disciplines and aims to reward interdisciplinary and innovative qualification work in a special way. The awarding of the prize is intended to provide incentives for thematically relevant research and to promote intercultural issues in particular. This is linked to the concern that academia should provide research results that contribute to a better understanding of a society shaped by diversity and the forms of organisation that are becoming necessary here. The awarding of prizes to excellent young researchers emphasises the importance of intercultural studies for peaceful coexistence in open societies and supports and promotes scientific development in this regard.
Prize of the German Academic Exchange Service
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) award honors outstanding achievements by foreign students at Augsburg University. On the occasion of the award ceremony, foreign graduates of the previous academic year are always honored as well.