An international panel of judges has shortlisted 27 institutions as finalists for the Higher Education Academy’s (HEA) first Global Teaching Excellence Awards (GTEA).
The award, in partnership with Times Higher Education, is open to all providers of higher education and GTEA 2017 included entries from around the world.
GTEA is awarded to an institution as a whole in recognition of institution-wide approaches to teaching excellence.
The finalists this year are:
|Aston University||United Kingdom|
|Edith Cowan University||Australia|
|Falmouth University||United Kingdom|
|Hong Kong Polytechnic University||Hong Kong|
|Leeds Beckett University||United Kingdom|
|Norwegian Academy of Music||Norway|
|Queensland University of Technology||
|Swiss Hotel Management School||Switzerland|
|Teesside University||United Kingdom|
|The Open University||United Kingdom|
|The University of Adelaide||Australia|
|The University of Law||United Kingdom|
|University College London||United Kingdom|
|University of Bath||United Kingdom|
|University of Birmingham||United Kingdom|
|University of Bristol||United Kingdom|
|University of Derby||United Kingdom|
|University of Essex||United Kingdom|
|University of Exeter||United Kingdom|
|University of Huddersfield||United Kingdom|
|University of Johannesburg||South Africa|
|University of Plymouth||United Kingdom|
|University of Salford||United Kingdom|
|University of Wollongong||Australia|
While we will celebrate all finalists as “winners” we will also announce an overall winner at a ceremony in London, Monday 4 September.
Svava Bjarnason, chair of the GTEA judging panel and a former member of the World Bank Education Sector Board, said, “There were some fantastic entries for GTEA. Our panel was looking for robust evidence of excellence in three areas: leadership, teaching and in student support.
“We found a great deal of outstanding practice in these submissions, and I believe this presents a superb opportunity for others to consider these lessons for their own institutional teaching strategies.”
“I congratulate all the finalists. And I’d also like to thank all the institutions that entered; there were some difficult decisions in selecting the final 27.”
Professor Stephanie Marshall, HEA Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are delighted by the response to the inaugural GTEA and I add my congratulations to all the finalists. I thank the judges for their detailed work.
“The HEA’s mission is about improving learning outcomes by raising the status and quality of teaching in higher education, and these awards help do that by highlighting outstanding practice wherever it is happening in the world.”
Entries for GTEA 2018 open immediately after this year’s London award ceremony.