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The awards are open to anyone involved in higher education in the following countries or territories:

Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, British Indian Ocean Territory, Cambodia, China, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Macao, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Saudia Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen.

Entries can be completed by those working at institutions, or public relations consultants working on an institution’s instruction. If you are entering on behalf of an institution, please ensure that you supply an institutional contact as well as your own.

The entries portal opens on Monday 11 November 2019, and closes at 23:59 GMT on Monday 27 January 2020.

The judges will be looking for outstanding examples of best practice during the past 12 months, however we will accept submissions based on projects, initiatives or endeavours that commenced prior to the past twelve months, as long as core activity has taken place during this main period of focus.

You may enter as many categories as you wish, but you must complete a different submission for each category.

No, please choose the most appropriate category for each entry. If you are unsure which category to choose, please contact david.suter@timeshighereducation.com.

Yes, if the entries are distinctive and unrelated you may submit more than one. Otherwise, we advise you to combine the best elements of each to form a stronger single entry.

Once you have submitted your entry you will receive an email confirming your institution name, the nominee and the category you have entered. This email will also contain a unique Nomination Code that will be used in future THE  Awards Asia 2020 correspondence relating to your entry.

If you do not receive your confirmation email, please email THEAwardsAsia@timeshighereducation.com.

Yes.

Institutions working together
If your entry relates to an initiative or project carried out in collaboration with another institution or institutions, the submission should come from the lead institution. In such cases, please enter “University of <name> in collaboration with the University of <name>” or, in cases where the institutions are working together under project title, “University of <name> on behalf of <name of project>”, in the ‘Institution name’ field on the entry form. If there is no lead institution, to avoid multiple entries for the same project, please agree who will make the submission on behalf of the group.

Institutions working with public or private partners
You may enter a project that has been undertaken in collaboration with an external public or private partner. In such cases, please include “The University of <name> in collaboration with <name of partner>” in the ‘Institution name’ field on the entry form. Please note that the award will be given to the winning higher education institution.

All those shortlisted will receive notification by email on or around 2 March 2020 23 July 2020 29 May 2020. This information will be under embargo until 5 March 2020 27 July 2020 3 June 2020.


A press release and marketing assets will also be included to help you to prepare your publicity.

The shortlists will also be published online on 5 March 2020 27 July 2020 8 June 2020.

[Please note that these dates have been changed as a result of concerns associated with the Novel Coronavirus outbreak.]

Although we’d like to offer feedback on individual submissions, because of the high number of entries, unfortunately this is not possible.

The 2020 THE Awards Asia ceremony was scheduled to be part of our THE Asia Universities Summit in Japan in early December. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the summit has now been moved to 31 May – 3 June 2021. but rather than being part of that rearranged event, the THE Awards Asia ceremony will now be taking place virtually in the autumn. We will send further details about that special event as soon as details are finalised.

For anyone facing problems submitting entries via the website, please email THEAwardsAsia@timeshighereducation.com and we will send you an Excel form to complete instead. This form must be completed in English, and returned to us with any supplementary documents and your institution’s logo. Please enter “THE Awards Asia 2020 submission: [institution name]” in the subject line of your email.

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