Finalists 2023

Business school of the year

Sponsored by:

Arden University, United Kingdom

Eaton Business School, UAE

EHL Hospitality Business School, Switzerland

Globe Business College Munich, Germany

Kaplan Business School, Australia

Technical University Munich, School of Management, Germany

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands

Championing diversity, equity and inclusion award

Sponsored by:

AFS Global STEM Accelerators, Global

CIS Abroad, United States

Institute of International Education Center for Access and Equity, United States

NCUK - The University Consortium, United Kingdom

The Association of Commonwealth Universities, Global – The Commonwealth Virtual Exchange

University of East London and Unicaf, United Kingdom

University of Leicester, United Kingdom - Sanctuary Seekers’ Unit

Western Sydney University, Australia – Thai-Myanmar Border Refugee Scholarship Program

Digital innovation of the year - assessment and credentials

Sponsored by:

British Council, eCom, BUILA and UKCISA, UK - The UK agent and counsellor hub - the UK Quality agent framework.

Kaplan International Pathways UK, United Kingdom - Kaplan International Tools for English

Oxford International Digital Institute, UK - Oxford ELLT

Riiid, Korea - an online test preparation platform and app for the SAT and ACT

StudyLink Connect, Australia - Automated verification of English tests IELTS, TOEFL & Pearson

telc digital examinations, telc - language tests, Germany

Qualification Check, United Kingdom - I'm Verified

Digital innovation of the year - learning

Sponsored by:

IBT College, Canada - Micro-credentials leading to a Personal Support Worker Diploma using Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

iheed (Cambridge Education Group), Ireland - Meet the Patient Simulation

IU International University of Applied Sciences, Germany - Syntea (Synthetic Teaching Assistant)

Little Bridge, United Kingdom

OtherWordly, Global

Riiid, Korea - R.test, an AI-powered test preparation platform

The WorldGrad, Singapore

Digital innovation of the year - student recruitment

ApplyBoard, Canada - The ApplyBoard Platform

Cialfo, Singapore

GUS Gateway by Global University Systems, United Kingdom

Leverage Edu, India - Univalley

Niagara College, Canada - Countdown to Open House

Rosedale International Education, Canada - The Global Student Success Forum and Elite University Student Recruitment Fair

Successful Graduate, Australia - Recruiting Students Back Into Australia

Swinburne University of Technology, Australia - Swintopia

University of East London, UK - Where Next

Digital innovation of the year - technology

AFS Intercultural Programs, US - Multi-Language Video Creator, Singapore - Adventus Drive

BorderPass, Canada

British Council, eCom, BUILA and UKCISA, UK - The UK agent and counsellor hub - the UK Quality agent framework

Enroly, UK - Data Insights

Kaplan International Pathways, UK - Promoting student engagement with digital badges

Otermans Institute, UK - OIAI

Emerging leader of the year

Andy Howells, UUKi, UK

Dr. Ivan Kumar, English Unlimited, Australia

Ellen Mahoney, Sea Change Mentoring, Hong Kong

Elliott Lancaster, Keele University, UK

Francis Glover, De Montfort University, UK

Pilar Lindley, SCORE Test Prep & College Counseling, Peru

Prof. Dr. Katrin Klodt-Bussmann, HTWG Konstanz - University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Yinbo Yu, UKCISA, UK

Employability international impact award

Center of Applied Data Science, Malaysia - The Data Star Accelerator Programme

De Montfort University, UK - Supporting student employability and entrepreneurship through international experiences

Graduate Guidance Group, UK & Ghana - Nigerian Talent, UK Educated

Study NSW, Australia

Twin Group and University of Greenwich, UK - Graduate Programmes with Industrial Practise

University of Auckland, New Zealand - Workplace Insights Programme

University of East London, UK

International alumni of the year

Aishwarya Mishra, India - King's College, UK

Astitva Jindal, India – International Students House and Queen Mary University of London, UK

Beauclaire Mbanya, Cameroon - University of Rochester, US

Dhionis Llanaj, Albania - Study Group’s Leeds International Study Centre, in partnership with the University of Leeds, UK

Ibrahim Nash’at, Egypt - MetFilm School (Berlin Campus), Germany

Nam Nguyen, Vietnam - Johns Hopkins University, United States

Nehara Pandey, India - UP Education, New Zealand

International student recruitment organisation of the year

AECC, Australia

Blue Ivy Coaching, Mexico

KC Overseas Education, India

Language Kingdom, Global

Leap, Global

Leverage Edu, India

Mozaik Play, Australia

OxBridge Holdings, Greater China

Language training provider of the year

Edify Education, Brazil

English Language Centre, University of Victoria, Canada

French in Normandy, IH Rouen, France

Heartland International English School Winnipeg, Canada

International Programmes at York St John University, UK

LILA* Liverpool, UK

UCD English Language Academy, Ireland

Marketing campaign of the year

EHL Group, Switzerland - EHL TikTok by students for students

James Cook University, Australia - English Proficiency Scholarship Campaign

King's College London, UK - Ukraine Explained

London Metropolitan University, UK - The Real London

Londonist DMC, UK - Move with Londonist

National Indian Students and Alumni Union (NISAU), UK - The India UK Achievers Honours

Universities UK International, Cormack Consultancy Group and Waterfall, UK - The #TwinForHope Campaign

University of East London, UK - #BeTheChange

Membership organisation of the year

Colleges and Institutes Canada, Canada

Eaquals, UK

Groupement Fle, France

Inter-American Organization for Higher Education (OUI-IOHE), Canada

National Indian Student and Alumni Union (NISAU), UK

UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA), UK

Universities UK International, UK

Outstanding contribution to the industry

Bobby Mehta, UK

Cyndi McLeod, Canada

Diarmuid Hegarty, Ireland

Dr Diana Beech, UK

Edwin van Rest, The Netherlands

Sreng Mao, Cambodia

PIEoneer of the year

AFS Intercultural Programs, Global - AFS Global STEM Accelerators

Edified, Global – The Enquiry Experience Tracker

Education Above All Foundation, Qatar - Internet Free Education Resource Bank (IFERB)

Goin' - Connecting your students, The Netherlands

The Hacker Exchange (HEX), Australia

The Lygon Group, Australia - #TheSocialSource - an International Education Student Insight Solution

Universities UK International and Cormack Consultancy Group, UK - The UK-Ukraine Twinning Initiative

Progressive education delivery award

Australian Centre for Education (ACE), Cambodia, - Children’s Plus+ & Young Learners' Plus+ Programs

IES Abroad, US - Designing the Sustainable City Course

TEDI-London, UK

The Forum on Education Abroad & Partners, Global - Future Nobel Laureates Scholarship Program

THINK Global School, Global

Singapore Management University, Singapore - SMU Industry x Project-Based Experiential Learning (INDEX)

Public/private partnership of the year & Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Study Australia), Australia - The Study Australia Entrepreneurship Challenge

iheed (Cambridge Education Group), Ireland & Cambridge Education Group, UK

International Skill Development Corporation (ISDC), Global & a broad range of international partnerships - Giving greater access to education

Navitas, UK & University of Portsmouth, UK - ICP - OnePortsmouth approach to the student journey

Northumbria University (NU), UK & St George's University (SGU), Grenada - International Medical Degree Pathways – a unique collaborative partnership in medical education

QA Higher Education, UK & Ulster University, Northern Ireland

Royal Roads University, Canada & Royal Bridge College, Canada - HyFlex Delivery of a Dual-Language Graduate Diploma for Recent Immigrants and Working Professionals

IAE Business School & Inter-American Development Bank Lab and Hemispheric University Consortium, Global - Women in Stem Entrepreneurship (WISE)

Student support award

Nido, UK&EU

Northumbria University Pathway in partnership with QA Higher Education, UK

studentVIP, Canada - Virtual Health Clinic

Study Group, UK - Student Enrichment Programme at Durham University International Study Centre

University of Bristol, UK – Think Big Development Programme in association with Ashinaga, UK

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands

Study abroad and exchange experience of the year

Coventry University, UK - The Knowledge Hub Faculty Led Programme

Institute for Shipboard Education, US - Semester at Sea

Teens of Color Abroad (TOCA), US

The Creative School at Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada

The University of Sydney, Australia - Sydney Sustainability Program

Think Pacific, Fiji

Singapore Management University, Singapore - Cultivating global citizenship through SMU Industry x Project-Based Experiential Learning Overseas Approach

Sustainability international impact award

Coventry University, UK - Explore the globe

Hazaar, United Kingdom

Intercultural Outreach Initiative (IOI), US - 2025 Net Zero Strategy

IU International University of Applied Sciences, Germany - Sustainability as a core value

The University of Waterloo, Canada - ‘SDGs at Work’ – Building SDG awareness and engagement through work-integrated learning (WIL)

University of Sydney, Australia - Sustainability Program