"Universities have never been more needed than they are now. That’s not a new sentiment, but it’s worth restating. As the world works to recover from the Covid pandemic’s devastating impact, the countries that will be most successful in restoring the health of their populations, their economies and their wider societies will find accomplished guides to new and better futures in our higher education institutions.
This is the fourth year for the THE Awards Asia, which have already showcased many wonderful examples of universities doing what they do best: adapting brilliantly to novel challenges. Throughout, their core missions remain the same: cultivating new ideas; helping students grow into productive and engaged citizens; working collaboratively to tackle problems locally, nationally and internationally; and contributing to efforts to build strong and resilient societies in which people can flourish. There is no shortage of challenges, and geopolitical uncertainties threaten more upheaval, but the evidence in this brochure attests that Asia’s universities are equipped with the vision, resources and will to rise to any task.
I’d like to thank the judges this year, and particularly our esteemed external panel for bringing their talents to the process. With their experience and critical insight, they rigorously assessed nearly 500 entries – a mammoth undertaking leavened by the delight of discovering such a wealth of quality and innovation. The stories that follow are the cream of the crop. We found them fascinating and inspiring, and we hope you do as well."
– Phil Baty, chief knowledge officer, THE
The winners were announced on 31 May 2022.
Below are the shortlisted entries, and here you will find an e-book profiling all the winners .
You can also see posters created by the finalists themselves in
Winners and shortlisted institutions can find downloadable assets on this page to promote their success.
Watch the full ceremony
Leadership and Management Team of the Year
Excellence and Innovation in the Arts
International Strategy of the Year
Izmir Institute of Technology (winner)
Outstanding Support for Students
Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences (highly commended)
Taylor’s University (winner)
Student Recruitment Campaign of the Year
Amity University Online (winner)
Teaching and Learning Strategy of the Year
Hong Kong Polytechnic University (winner)
Technological or Digital Innovation of the Year
Burapha University (winner)
Workplace of the Year
Seoul National University (winner)
THE DataPoints Research Improvement Award
Central South University
Savitribai Phule Pune University (winner)
University of Sharjah
Taipei Medical University
Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology
THE DataPoints Impact Award
Diponegoro University (winner)
University of Indonesia
Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember
Iran University of Medical Sciences
King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang
National Changhua University of Education