THE Awards Asia 2021: shortlist announced

More than 60 finalists recognised for outstanding work, amid tighter competition

June 2, 2021
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The shortlist for the 2021 Times Higher Education Awards Asia has been announced, after judging panels pored over nearly 500 entries, almost double the number from the previous year.

The shortlist reflects the top performers in eight categories: excellence and innovation in the arts; international strategy of the year; student recruitment campaign of the year; teaching and learning strategy of the year; technological or digital innovation of the year; workplace of the year; outstanding support for students; and leadership and management team of the year. 

There are also two categories based on THE DataPoints data: the improved performance award and the social impact award.

In total, inspiring stories from 66 institutions in 22 countries and territories are included in the shortlist for 10 categories.

The three top contenders are Hong Kong Baptist University, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and O.P. Jindal Global University in India, with three appearances each.

By country, China has the most finalists (12), followed by India (eight) and Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand (six each).

This year’s award ceremony will be held in December. Find out more about the awards.

THE Awards Asia 2021: the shortlist

Excellence and Innovation in the Arts

International Strategy of the Year

Student Recruitment Campaign of the Year

Teaching and Learning Strategy of the Year

THE DataPoints Improved Performance Award

THE DataPoints Social Impact Award

Technological or Digital Innovation of the Year

Workplace of the Year

Outstanding Support for Students

Leadership and Management Team of the Year 

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