Widely known as the ‘Oscars of higher education', the THE Awards were a fixture in the UK higher education calendar for 14 years, before we took this prestigious event overseas for the first time in 2019.

The response from across the Asian continent has far exceeded our expectations, both in terms of the number of entrants, and their wide geographical spread.

For this fourth running of these awards, we have decided to move the final ceremony to sit within the THE Asia Universities Summit in Aichi, Japan, on 31 May 2022. By doing so we hope to bring even greater attention to the finalists, and so to the diversity and dynamism of Asian higher education as a whole.

We are retaining the same ten categories this year, eight of which require entries from institutions, and two where our data specialists take a fresh look at the data submitted for our suite of rankings and reveal something new about university performance – something the rankings cannot capture.

THE Awards Asia offer a major international platform to recognise outstanding leadership and institutional performance, and celebrate the continent's higher education excellence in all of its diversity. We very much look forward to receiving your entries.


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