Shortlist hub

The inaugural THE Awards Asia attracted hundreds of entries from across the continent in five fiercely fought categories. We were delighted not only with the number of entries we received, but also their quality, which made the judging extremely difficult.

You can see profiles of our winners elsewhere on this website, but here we feature all the finalists in one place, and allow them to tell their own stories in the form of a poster, previously exhibited at the event itself.

These shortlists include a number universities that are widely acknowledged to be among the best in the world, but stories of excellence and inspirational leadership in higher education are not exclusive to this group, and here you will find many fine examples of less high profile institutions doing incredible work across Asia, often in extraordinarily difficult circumstances.

Enjoy their stories.


International Strategy of the Year

Istanbul Gelişim University

National University of Singapore

O.P. Jindal Global University

Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)

Tianjin University

Tokyo City University

Wenzhou Medical University

Zhejiang University


Teaching and Learning Strategy of the Year

An-Najah National University, in collaboration with university partners

City University of Hong Kong

Management & Science University (MSU)

Mapúa University

National Taipei University of Education

RMIT University Vietnam

Tokyo University of Science

Yonsei University


Technological Innovation of the Year

Asian Institute of Management

Assam Don Bosco University

Gulf Medical University

Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)

Xi’an Jiaotong University

Yonsei University


Outstanding Support for Students

Chinese University of Hong Kong

University of Kirkuk

Koç University

Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)

NUS Business School

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University

Ozyegin University

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)


Leadership and Management Team of the Year

Government College University

Lahore Gulf Medical University

Khalifa University of Science and Technology

National Dong Hwa University

National University of Singapore

O.P. Jindal Global University

Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia