Important notice: THE Awards MENA
Due to enormous demand from across the region, we have decided to launch a new and entirely separate set of awards for the MENA countries in 2023. If your university is in one of the following countries, please do not enter THE Awards Asia this year:

Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Palestinian territories, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

This separation will benefit both MENA countries and those in Asia, allowing us to shine a clear spotlight on the unique characteristics of each region and offer exciting new opportunities for both.

THE Awards MENA will launch in the spring, and in early 2023 we will share further details and key dates with all those eligible.


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.

These awards offer a major international platform to recognise outstanding leadership and institutional performance, and celebrate the continent's higher education excellence.

The response from entrants over the past four years has far exceeded our expectations, both in terms of the number, and their wide geographical spread. It is a great privilege for us and our panel of external judges to read about your proudest achievements.

For this fifth running of these awards, the glittering final ceremony will once again feature at the THE Asia Universities Summit , taking place at The Chinese University of Hong Kong on 21–23 June 2023. As a key part of this summit, which attracts senior delegates from across the region and beyond, we will bring even greater attention to the brilliant work of our finalists, and so to the diversity and dynamism of Asian and Middle Eastern higher education as a whole.

We very much look forward to receiving your entries once again.


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