Times Higher Education is to hold its first awards ceremony celebrating the achievements of Asian universities.
The inaugural THE Awards Asia will build on the success of THE’s long-running UK-focused awards – dubbed the “Oscars of higher education” – and will be announced during next year’s THE Asia Universities Summit.
The summit is being held at Khalifa University in the United Arab Emirates between 30 April and 2 May.
The awards are now open for entries in five categories: Leadership and Management Team of the Year; International Strategy of the Year; Teaching and Learning Strategy of the Year; Outstanding Support for Students; and Technological Innovation of the Year.
Phil Baty, THE’s chief knowledge officer, said: “Our 15-year-old series of data-driven university rankings has highlighted outstanding performers and rising stars across a range of university missions and regions and, for almost as long, our THE Awards have celebrated and publicised excellence across a wide range of activities in the UK higher education sector, becoming widely recognised as the ‘Oscars of higher education’.
“Now, we are delighted to be extending the reach of these highly prestigious awards with our inaugural THE Awards Asia.”
The Asia awards, Mr Baty said, would “celebrate excellence in five key areas of university activity, offer a major international platform to recognise outstanding leadership and institutional performance, and celebrate excellence in all its diversity”.
For more information, see www.theawardsasia.com. The closing date for entries is 31 January.