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The article addresses the question of teaching students at a university as conceptualized by academic teachers. The main aim of the text is to present the results of the authors research in the field of academic didactics related to individual, yet culturally constructed, ways of understanding the didactic part of scholars in higher education institutions. The author incorporated the qualitative research approach known as phenomenography and with the use of individual, semi-structured interviews analysed twenty-eight narratives. The outcome consists of ten qualitatively varied conceptions and four of them – due to the complexity of the empirical data – are presented in the article. These conceptions include: pro-emancipatory escapism, passionate infectionism, amateur naivety and pro-emancipatory provocation. The results of the research shed light not only on the variety of different teaching conceptions in university education but also question the well-known distinctions of higher-education didactics.