Recognising the world's best institutions in 2018
We are now inviting applications for the Global Teaching Excellence Award (GTEA) 2018. The accolade will be awarded to an institution in recognition of outstanding approaches to teaching excellence. We welcome entries from all providers of higher education across the world, whether privately or publicly-funded, with a submission deadline of 18 February 2018.
The Global Teaching Excellence Award gives you the opportunity to stand out from the crowd and demonstrate teaching excellence in your institution – take part in 2018 for the opportunity to:
- Achieve worldwide sector recognition for your institution
- Gain an advantage in the competitive global HE landscape
- Celebrate and connect with fellow institutional leaders of teaching excellence
“The application process certainly galvanised our ambition of Monash becoming Australia’s standout university for teaching excellence”
Angela Carbone, Director, Education Excellence, Monash University, 2017 Award Finalist
"Times Higher Education has been at the heart of higher education for almost 50 years, and our university rankings and summit series take us around the world. We know how vital it is that great and innovative teaching is championed and recognised, which is why we are pleased to support this initiative"
John Gill, Editor, Times Higher Education
Entering the Global Teaching Excellence Award brings many potential benefits to your institution. As the GTEA is awarded to an institution as a whole, in recognition of institution-wide approaches to teaching excellence, only one application can be submitted per eligible HE provider.
“The Global Teaching Excellence Award application aligns with our growing international reach and ambition to secure our long-term future in the top 100 universities in the world. We wanted to signal – internally and externally – the scale and scope of our education ambition and our belief that we have much to contribute to, and even more to learn from, our global colleagues. “
Professor Sir David Eastwood, Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of Birmingham, 2017 Award Finalist.
Gain an ADVANTAGE in the competitive global HE landscape
The award will provide you with the opportunity to raise your institution’s global profile, supporting your efforts in recruiting (and retaining) the best students and staff.
Celebrate and CONNECT with fellow leaders of teaching excellence and with your staff and students
The shortlisted institutions will be invited to a prestigious award ceremony in London. This high profile ceremony provides a platform for you to promote and celebrate your achievements and to connect with fellow institutional leaders from across the world.
Achieve worldwide sector RECOGNITION
These are the only global awards to recognise teaching excellence. That means you have the opportunity to be unique among your peers – to genuinely claim to be a world leader in institution-wide teaching excellence.
Frequently asked questions
Take a look at our frequently asked questions for all you need to know about entering and details of the judging process.
The independent judging panel for the 2018 Global Teaching Excellence Award is made up of 14 leading educationalists from around the world – Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Switzerland, the UK and the USA.
Chair of the GTEA Panel
Svava Bjarnason is the former Principal Education Specialist at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group. In this capacity, she was a member of the World Bank Education Sector Board from 2007 to 2010.
Prior to joining the IFC in 2007, Svava Bjarnason was the founding Director of the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education and held a dual post as Director of Research and Strategy at the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) based in London. Before joining the ACU in 1998, Svava was a consultant in higher education in the United Kingdom. She has served on numerous expert groups for the OECD and UNESCO.
The rest of the judging panel:
- Andreas Schleicher
- Dr Arshad Ahmad
- Dr Denise Martins de Abreu-e-Lima
- Dr Ebtissam Al-Madi
- Duncan Lawson
- Helen Lomax
- John Gill
- Professor Er Meng Hwa
- Professor Isabella Wai-yin Poon
- Dr Joe O’Shea
- Professor Mark Rose
- Stephan Earnhart
- Tashmin Khamis
Phil Baty - Editor
World University Rankings, Times Higher Education
"...it's really exciting for us to be partnering with the HEA on the new Global Teaching Excellence Award."
GTEA 2018 entry fee
The entry fee is dependent upon the geographical location of the applying institution. The fee categories have been determined using the World Bank country and lending group classification which divides countries into three income categories, these are low, middle and high:
HEA subscriber fee
The HEA is a not-for-profit organisation and your entry fee is invested in:
- The award assessment and judging process
- Analysis of all submissions and publication of a subsequent report
- Preparation of individual institutional feedback reports
- The establishment and maintenance of a community of practice to inspire and shape teaching excellence within higher education
Subscribing partners recieve a discount on their GTEA 2018 entry plus many more benefits. Find out more about HEA Subscription.
Check your price:
Choose the country your institution is based from the dropdown list below to find out your cost of entry.
Congratulations to the 2017 winner and all our finalists.
The Global Teaching Excellence Award is the first global award to recognise and celebrate institutional commitment to the pursuit of teaching and learning excellence. All 27 finalists were invited to our ceremony on 4 September in London and the overall award winner was announced.
We look forward to receiving your applications for the 2018 awards.
"So much of our work is now international in its audience and relevance, and we are always eager to benchmark ourselves against the very best across the world. To be shortlisted alongside the leading institutions internationally which like us are setting the pace in teaching and learning is both an opportunity to learn from them and to showcase Huddersfield’s excellence to the world."
University of Huddersfield, 2017 Award Winner.
"We welcomed participation in the inaugural Global Teaching Excellence Award in 2017 which, unlike other global and national awards that focus on individuals and teams, recognises excellence across an entire university. The broad input required to evidence impact at an institution-wide level across three domains has afforded a unique opportunity to reinforce within Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and beyond that teaching excellence at QUT builds from a collective and cohesive institutional effort."
Queensland University of Technology, 2017 Award Finalist.
"The application process for the HEA Global Teaching Excellence Award has challenged us to clarify our vision, evaluate our teaching strategy and ensure we have a robust scorecard in place that measures the strategy implementation. For me personally, I was greatly encouraged by the process, to discover that many of the pedagogical practices we have been engaged in are what is recognized as important in higher education today."
Swiss Hotel Management School, 2017 Award Finalist.
The Global Teaching Excellence Award is the first award to celebrate and reward institutions for teaching excellence from around the world. As a sponsor of the award you could benefit from:
- aligning with a prominent player in the global HE sector and securing positive endorsement through association;
- positioning your brand at the heart of higher education teaching excellence;
- accessing excellent and profitable networking opportunities at the GTEA awards ceremony.