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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.

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.

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.

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.

Midnight (GMT) on Friday 24 January 2020.

Please note that there will be no extension of the deadline this year and late entries will not be accepted, so please allow plenty of time to complete and submit your entry.

All those shortlisted will receive notification by email on or around 2 March 2020. This information will be under embargo until 5 March 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.

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

This year’s winners will be announced at a gala awards ceremony during our Asia Universities Summit 2020 taking place at Fujita Health University in Nagoya, Japan, 2-4 June 2020.

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