Thank you to all those who have entered, the shortlist will be published on 25 January 2024.
THE Awards Asia 2021
"THE Awards Asia, now in their third year, explore up close the life-changing work done by universities in one of the most diverse and dynamic regions on the planet. It goes without saying that highly ranked, internationally renowned institutions feature on this roster, but they have no monopoly on exceptional achievements. These awards also call attention to institutions working beneath the radar that have been performing near miracles in extremely challenging circumstances.
Universities are full of brilliant, innovative thinkers working across academia, administration and at all levels of leadership and management, and if proof is needed, you will find it here. Those featured have ensured that higher education has continued to thrive and deliver over the past 18 turbulent months, and we know that they will also be central to the recovery and future development of societies and economies. We hope you find their stories informative and inspirational."
– Phil Baty, chief knowledge officer, THE
The winners were announced during a virtual ceremony on 14 December 2021.
Below are the shortlists and winning entries, and here you will find an e-book profiling all the winners.
Watch the full virtual ceremony
Excellence and Innovation in the Arts
Hong Kong Baptist University (winner)
International Strategy of the Year
Chinese University of Hong Kong (highly commended)
Hangzhou Dianzi University (winner)
Outstanding Support for Students
Universiti Teknologi Petronas (winner)
Student Recruitment Campaign of the Year
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences (highly commended)
Teaching and Learning Strategy of the Year
National University of Singapore (winner)
Technological or Digital Innovation of the Year
O.P. Jindal Global University (winner)
THE DataPoints Improved Performance Award
Central South University
Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University
University of Jordan
Kansai Medical University
Kwansei Gakuin University
Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology
Universiti Utara Malaysia (winner)
THE DataPoints Social Impact Award
Abdullah Gül University
Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (winner)
Kyungpook National University
National Changhua University of Education
Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Workplace of the Year
Saint Joseph University of Beirut (winner)