Shortlist

The winners will be announced at the THE Awards ceremony taking place on Thursday 29 November at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

International Collaboration of the Year

Sponsored by Microsoft

  • University of Central Lancashire
  • Heriot-Watt University
  • Leeds Arts University and the University of Sheffield
  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • University of Manchester
  • University of the West of Scotland

Research Project of the Year: STEM

  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Hertfordshire
  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • SRUC (Scotland’s Rural College)
  • University of Strathclyde

Research Project of the Year: Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Sponsored by Elsevier

  • City, University of London
  • De Montfort University
  • University of Leicester
  • Manchester Metropolitan University, in collaboration with the University of Manchester
  • University of Southampton
  • University of South Wales

Technological Innovation of the Year

Sponsored by Jisc

  • University of Exeter
  • Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Harper Adams University
  • University of Nottingham
  • SRUC (Scotland’s Rural College)
  • Swansea University

International Impact Award

Sponsored by Huawei

  • Canterbury Christ Church University, in collaboration with the Palestinian Ministry of Education and Higher Education
  • Leeds Arts University
  • Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
  • University of London
  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Newcastle University

Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community

  • University of Central Lancashire
  • De Montfort University
  • The universities of Middlesex and Greenwich, in collaboration with The Refinery
  • Newcastle University
  • Solent University
  • University of Southampton 

Most Innovative Teacher of the Year

Sponsored by Advance HE

  • Theo Gilbert,
    University of Hertfordshire
  • Glenn Hurst,
    University of York
  • Mark Huxham,
    Edinburgh Napier University
  • Matthew Nicholls,
    University of Reading
  • Ian Turner,
    University of Derby
  • Sarah Williamson,
    University of Huddersfield

Outstanding Support for Students

Sponsored by Anderson Quigley

  • Bangor University
  • University of Kent
  • University of Manchester
  • Solent University
  • University of Strathclyde
  • University of Worcester

Business School of the Year

  • Bath Business School,
    Bath Spa University
  • Bristol Business School,
    University of the West of England
  • Chester Business School,
    University of Chester
  • ESCP Europe Business School (London)
  • Leeds University Business School,
    University of Leeds
  • Nottingham Business School,
    Nottingham Trent University

Outstanding Contribution to Leadership Development

Sponsored by Advance HE

  • Durham University
  • University of Essex
  • London South Bank University
  • University of Nottingham
  • Richmond, the American International University in London
  • University of Stirling

Widening Participation or Outreach Initiative of the Year

  • City, University of London
  • University of East London
  • London South Bank University
  • Loughborough University
  • Royal Northern College of Music
  • University of Nottingham

Outstanding Research Supervisor of the Year

Sponsored by UKCGE

  • Matthew Bailey,
    University of Edinburgh
  • Helen Gleeson,
    University of Leeds
  • Chris Megson,
    Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Chrissie Rogers,
    University of Bradford
  • David Scanlon,
    UCL
  • Nicola Shaughnessy,
    University of Kent

Outstanding Entrepreneurial University

Sponsored by NCEE

  • University of Central Lancashire
  • City, University of London
  • University of Hertfordshire
  • King’s College London
  • University of Lincoln
  • Teesside University

Excellence and Innovation in the Arts

Sponsored by Adobe

  • Birmingham City University
  • University of Central Lancashire
  • Coventry University
  • University of Hull
  • Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities
  • University of St Andrews

Most Innovative Contribution to Business-University Collaboration

Sponsored by HSBC

  • Burleigh Pottery, in collaboration with the University of the West of England
  • Camstent, in collaboration with the University of Nottingham
  • Ikea, in collaboration with Leeds Business School, Leeds Beckett University
  • Nestlé Nespresso, in collaboration with the University of Hertfordshire
  • Recycling Lives, in collaboration with the University of Central Lancashire
  • Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe, in collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University

THE DataPoints Merit Award

Sponsored by THE DataPoints

For this THE DataPoints Merit Award, we used our World University Rankings data to compare institutions’ reputation scores with their research performance, identifying unsung heroes whose research excellence does not attract the attention it merits

  • University of Aberdeen
  • University of Dundee
  • University of East Anglia
  • University of Leicester
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • Swansea University

The Lord Dearing Lifetime Achievement Award

Sponsored by Amity University

There is no shortlist for this category. The winner, chosen by Times Higher Education, will be announced at the awards ceremony


University of the Year

  • University of Essex
  • Keele University
  • Newcastle University
  • Swansea University
  • University of West London
  • University of York