This year’s Times Higher Education Awards see the university’s three core missions of research, teaching and engagement represented in an array of innovation and inspiration.
Among the research achievements that captured the imagination of our judges are a wristwatch blood-pressure monitor, a light-based decontaminant that destroys hospital superbugs, and software that is able to help traffic flow more smoothly and increase the safety of jet engines.
Teaching impact reaches across borders with a training scheme for China’s breast cancer specialists of the future and an “enterprise for life” programme that has been delivered to over 30,000 students in 200 universities worldwide by one enterprising and innovative teacher in Belfast.
In the community, lives are being changed by projects that help to ease isolation among Congolese migrant women and children, and increase recruitment of bright pupils from socially disadvantaged backgrounds
This year the coveted accolade of University of the Year goes to a university that had the courage in a climate of financial uncertainty to go back to its roots and focus on the values of a civic institution: serving the people and the economy of the city.
Congratulations to them and to all of our winners.
Times Higher Education
THE Awards 2011 winners
The winners were announced at the gala Times Higher Education Awards 2011 dinner on 24 November 2011 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London.
- Outstanding Contribution to Innovation and Technology
University of Leicester
- Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community
University of Derby
- Research Project of the Year
University of Strathclyde
- Outstanding Engineering Research Team of the Year
University of York
- International Collaboration of the Year
- Excellence and Innovation in the Arts
University of Warwick
- Outstanding Support for Students
Loughborough and Coventry Universities
- Outstanding Employer Engagement Initiative
University of Derby
- Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Development
Harper Adams University College
- Widening Participation Initiative of the Year
Realising Opportunities Partnership
Submitted by Newcastle University
- Most Innovative Teacher of the Year
Queen’s University Belfast
- Outstanding ICT Initiative of the Year
University of Southampton
- Outstanding Contribution to Leadership Development
- Lord Dearing Lifetime Achievement Award
- Outstanding Support for Early Career Researchers
University of Manchester
- Entrepreneurial University of the Year
- Most Improved Student Experience
Royal Veterinary College
- University of the Year
University of Sheffield