Winners and Highly Commended finalists 2023
Kaplan Business School, Australia
Kaplan Business school was the only business school to be granted Self-Accrediting Authority status by the national regulator, TEQSA, in 2022, making it one of only nine trusted by the regulator to accredit its own business programs.
EHL Hospitality Business School, Switzerland
University of East London and Unicaf, UK
UEL and Unicaf’s partnership delivers workable and affordable solutions to help resolve Africa's higher education capacity challenge.
Western Sydney University, Australia – Thai-Myanmar Border Refugee Scholarship Program
Riiid, Korea - an online test preparation platform and app for the SAT and ACT
Riiid's R.Test is the groundbreaking AI-powered platform revolutionising standardised test preparation. The platform's success in 2022 led to widespread adoption and positive outcomes for educators, institutions and students.
Oxford International Digital Institute, UK - Oxford ELLT
IBT College, Canada - Micro-credentials leading to a Personal Support Worker Diploma using Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
IBT College provides virtual training through augmented reality and virtual reality simulations in healthcare courses such as dementia care, palliative care, safety, mobility, vital signs and more.
The WorldGrad, Singapore
Successful Graduate, Australia - Recruiting Students Back Into Australia
Post-covid, the Successful Graduate project was deployed to re-ignite student interest in Australia, providing free work preparedness and academic readiness training to thousands of students globally.
Swinburne University of Technology, Australia - Swintopia
BorderPass streamlines the immigration process for international students with an AI-powered solution and expert guidance from immigration lawyers, improving student experience and recruitment for colleges.
Otermans Institute, UK - OIAI
Yinbo Yu, UKCISA, UK
A former international student, Yinbo has developed an influential career in policy and international partnerships that gives back to the global education community.
Elliott Lancaster, Keele University, UK
Elliott's contribution to the global education sector directly contributes to policies, frameworks and programs being implemented across multiple domains that impact students today.
Andy Howells, UUKi, UK
Twin Group and University of Greenwich, UK - Graduate Programmes with Industrial Practise
Through Twin Group’s partnership with the University of Greenwich, international students are offered a combined STEM MSc and a year in industry in a bid to advance the network of pathways into long-term international employment.
Study NSW, Australia
De Montfort University, UK - Supporting student employability and entrepreneurship through international experiences
Nam Nguyen, Vietnam - Johns Hopkins University, United States
Nam is a resilient and passionate changemaker from rural Vietnam who graduated “magna cum laude” in Business Administration from Washington State University.
Beauclaire Mbanya, Cameroon - University of Rochester, US
Mozaik Play, Australia
In 2022, Mozaik Play - the one-of-a-kind educational marketplace for the creative industries - forged innovative partnerships, expanded its course database and optimised its online consultation scheduling capabilities to provide an enhanced student experience from enquiry to application.
Blue Ivy Coaching, Mexico
LILA* Liverpool, UK
The independent, family-run English language school, teacher training provider and sixth form college welcomes over 2000 students a year from over 60 different nationalities.
Edify Education, Brazil
UCD English Language Academy, Ireland
Universities UK International, Cormack Consultancy Group and Waterfall, UK - The #TwinForHope Campaign
The #TwinForHope campaign told the story of UK universities 'twinning' with Ukrainian counterparts in response to Russia’s invasion, inspiring more universities to twin, attracting funding and improving public perceptions.
National Indian Students and Alumni Union (NISAU), UK - The India UK Achievers Honours
UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA), UK
Through informed advocacy and unrivalled specialist advice and guidance, UKCISA provides a unique service to the whole of the UK education sector. Among its 2022 efforts, UKCISA launched the #WeAreInternational Student Charter, enabling members to enhance the international student experience.
Universities UK International, UK
UUKi enables its 140+ UK university members to thrive internationally through its unique ability to represent them and act in their collective interests, including recent efforts in coordinating the sector's response to war in Ukraine.
Colleges and Institutes Canada, Canada
Bobby Mehta, UK
Bobby has dedicated his time on a voluntary basis for 20 years, relentlessly supporting the UK education sector, pulling together disparate groups for a common goal: to ensure international students can benefit from a UK education.
Cyndi McLeod, Canada
With more than 30 years of leadership experience in international education, Cyndi’s expertise lies in building strategic partnerships with businesses and organisations, resulting in growth and expansion at the institutions she has worked at.
Edwin van Rest, The Netherlands
Edwin is an outspoken advocate for access to higher education and co-founder of Studyportals, a purpose-driven organisation that has grown from a small student initiative into a highly valuable information source for students considering their education options across borders.
AFS Intercultural Programs, Global - AFS Global STEM Accelerators
Through its Global STEM Accelerators programs, AFS is tackling the injustices holding young women back from accessing quality education globally.
Education Above All Foundation, Qatar - Internet Free Education Resource Bank (IFERB)
THINK Global School, Global
Established in 2010, THINK Global School is the world's only travelling high school, enabling students to live and learn in four countries annually.
Australian Centre for Education (ACE), Cambodia, - Children’s Plus+ & Young Learners' Plus+ Programs
IAE Business School & Inter-American Development Bank Lab and Hemispheric University Consortium, Global - Women in Stem Entrepreneurship (WISE)
Led by universities in Latin America and the Caribbean, WISE seeks to strengthen the integration of women in the entrepreneurial ecosystem via access to financing and the generation of new jobs.
Northumbria University (NU), UK & St George's University (SGU), Grenada - International Medical Degree Pathways – a unique collaborative partnership in medical education
studentVIP, Canada - Virtual Health Clinic
StudentVIP recently unveiled its newest accessible and barrier-free health care service, the Virtual Health Clinic, providing digital diagnostic care from anywhere in Canada, virtually.
Nido, UK & EU
Think Pacific, Fiji
Think Pacific - Think Pacific is supporting the achievement of the UN SDGs and the Fiji National Development Plan through student mobility and employability projects.
Teens of Color Abroad (TOCA), US
TOCA aims to address the racial disparities in studying abroad and global education programs by recruiting students at Title I schools that serve students from low-income families.
Singapore Management University, Singapore - Cultivating global citizenship through SMU Industry x Project-Based Experiential Learning Overseas Approach
Hazaar, United Kingdom
Hazaar exists to build circular economies on university campuses, aiming to ensure every item of reusable value gets a new lease of life through a zero-to-landfill strategy.