L.E.K. Consulting’s Global Education Practice (GEP) is the “best in class” advisory firm in the education sector. With a decade of experience, L.E.K. GEP leaders have advised leading operators, investors, governments, regulators and foundations on projects spanning growth strategies, transactional advisory, performance improvement and more across all education sub-segments globally. With a team of over 60 education sector specialists and a combined experience of over 700 engagements in more than 90 countries, all members from Partner to Analyst are dedicated to the education sector. For more information, go to https://www.lek.com/industries/education
Sponsor of: Digital innovation of the year - technology
London South Bank University is a cosmopolitan, entrepreneurial, and creative thinking university based just minutes from the River Thames. For over 125 years LSBU has offered vocationally focussed degrees. Consequently, the university has been repeatedly awarded for our work related to graduate employment.
We are proud of our super-diverse student body, and the facilities offered to them. Students are supported by first-class technology, convenient accommodation, and one of Europe’s largest Virtual Engineering suites. When combined with academics who are genuinely prepared to go the extra-distance for our students to succeed, LSBU is a great place to study.
Sponsor of: Employability international impact award
IDP Connect: A gateway to the world’s largest community of students IDP Connect is the strategic partner of choice for institutions seeking access to engaged student communities. As part of IDP Education, the world leader in student recruitment, IDP Connect uses its global expertise, data-driven insights and trusted human connections to match institutions with the right students from around the world. Our unrivalled market knowledge and 100 million annual site visits let us see the bigger picture – bringing real-time data and actionable insights. Through our suite of intelligence services, institutions have access to raw datasets, analytical tools, and expert support.
Sponsor of: Association of the year
M Square Media (MSM) is a leading international education company that establishes global or in-country offices and offers education management, an AI-powered student recruitment marketplace, high-performance student recruitment services, online courses and programs, and a wide range of edtech solutions. Through these diverse lines of business, we deliver targeted numbers in student recruitment to foster sustained institutional growth and cater to every stakeholder in the industry: schools, agents, and keen learners from around the world. Headquartered in British Columbia and operating in 17 countries, we strive for people and community empowerment through education, technology, and partnerships with industry and the academe.
Navitas is a leading global education provider that has helped generations of learners transform their lives through education. Over the last 40 years, hundreds of thousands of learners from around the world have graduated from Navitas colleges, having experienced a teaching and learning environment that supports them to harness their talents and achieve their dreams. We create life-changing opportunities to learn by delivering an extensive range of educational services to over 70,000 aspirational students across our global network of more than more than 120 colleges and campuses each year.
UKEAS is an education consultancy which provides free and impartial counselling and application services for international students wishing to study at high schools, colleges and universities in the United Kingdom. The business was founded in Taiwan in 1993, and since then has helped thousands of students to study in the UK. The organization has grown considerably and now has offices in Taiwan, Vietnam, the Philippines, Ghana, Nigeria, Thailand, Malaysia and India, as well as a base in the UK. UKEAS has accrued a great deal of experience in assisting students to meet their study abroad goals. our counselors are professional and well versed in all aspects of the UK education system and we have built up a strong relationship and reputation amongst the UK institutions. UKEAS insists on offering professional, impartial, comprehensive and friendly advice to all students and continuously strives to improve the services we offer to both students and partner institutions.
Coventry University is the UK’s most globally engaged university across a broad waterfront with sector leading international activities spanning recruitment, collaborative delivery, internationalisation of the curriculum, student and staff mobility, student enhancement and, more recently, international research collaboration. Underpinned by a sophisticated International Strategy, the University has been on a 10 year journey to innovate in the international arena to deliver benefits for students, staff and stakeholders. Growth in its overseas numbers in the UK, including with the launch of its London campus means it’s one of the larger UK universities; it also has almost 20,000 students outside the UK.
Sponsor of: Marketing campaign of the year
College of the Rockies is a public post-secondary institution located in British Columbia, Canada. For more than 45 years, we have welcomed learners into a wide variety program options, including skilled trades, university studies, adult upgrading, early childhood education, health and human services, business, office administration, tourism, hospitality, and recreation. Students from over 35 countries are among the 10,000 full-time and part-time students who study, live, and play in our unique part of world.
Sponsor of: Real life learning
Common Purpose is a not-for-profit leadership development organization that specializes in cross-boundary leadership. Founded in 1989, we run programmes in over 100 cities and online. We have more than 90,000 alumni, worldwide.
Sponsor of: PIEoneer of the year
Education New Zealand (ENZ) is the government’s lead agency for international education. ENZ’s ‘Think New’ brand promotes New Zealand’s future-focused education system and our fresh, innovative, open-minded culture.
Sponsor of: International alumni of the year
HUMBER IS A GLOBAL LEADERTake theory, add practical learning, state-of-the-art labs and creative spaces and you will unleash innovative and entrepreneurial thinking. Integrate opportunities to move from a certificate to a diploma to a degree and beyond. Add in international partnerships to help you broaden your learning experience and develop intercultural skills – that’s the formula that makes Humber a global leader in polytechnic education.With 33,000 full-time students including over 6,500 international students, we are the largest college in Canada. We offer over 200 full-time programs with over 100 pathways in Canada and abroad. 86.8% of graduates are employed within six months of graduation* and 95% of graduates would recommend Humber to someone else*. From sports to student-run clubs, there is always something to be involved in at Humber. Humber’s International Centre helps international students orientate to life in Canada.*2018-2019 Humber Key Performance Indicator survey results.
Sponsor of: Championing diversity award
IELTS is the world’s leading English language test for higher education and global migration; delivered at over 1600 locations in over 140 countries and accepted by over 10,000 organisations globally, including more than 3400 institutions in the U.S. Millions of tests are taken each year by people seeking to demonstrate English language proficiency for education, migration or employment. The British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English jointly own IELTS.
Sponsor of: Student support award
Founded in 2012, and known formerly as TEACH-NOW, Moreland University is an institution of higher education licensed by the Higher Education Licensing Commission of the District of Columbia, accredited by DEAC (Distance Education Accrediting Commission) and CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation). We provide affordable, fully online, and game-changing Master's degrees, teacher certification preparation, and professional development. Our diverse candidates and graduates represent 135+ countries.Our mission is to teach teachers around the world to be resourceful problem solvers and tech-savvy educators through an online, collaborative, activity-based learning system designed for tomorrow's students in a dynamic and diverse world.
Sponsor of: Outstanding contribution to the industry
NCUK is a leading international higher education qualification and service provider with over 30 years’ experience. We are a consortium of universities who have provided over 35,000 international students with a pathway to study at some of the best universities in the world. We have a quality-assured global network of Delivery Partners on five continents who deliver our portfolio of qualifications to the highest academic standard.
Sponsor of: Progressive education delivery award
North Island College is your destination public college for your adventure in study and Canadian living. NIC offers employment-focused programs for undergraduate and post graduate students. Study on the international tourist destination of Vancouver Island, Canada where the great outdoors and quality education await you. Be supported in small-class learning environments and a campus-wide inclusive community. Choose from job-ready programs or select your academic pathway option and transfer to top Canadian universities. Come explore with NIC, your journey begins here.
Founded in 1991, Oxford International is an accredited, private education provider that operates independent boarding schools, international colleges, educational tours and English language centres across the UK and North America to create life-enhancing experiences for students worldwide. Our courses help over 50,000 UK and international students achieve academic success every year. We have built strong relationships with education consultants around the world and pride ourselves on delivering the best programmes for their students.
Sponsor of: Language educator of the year
Providers of world-leading online English language and maths assessment. Password tests are used by hundreds of institutions to facilitate student recruitment and admission whilst upholding academic standards. Since 2008, our tests have proven to be both valid and reliable for high stakes admissions testing as well as for internal assessment.Tests are designed and developed by internationally recognised academics. Delivery, results, reports and certification are all easily accessible and securely managed online.
Sponsor of: Education agency of the year
At QA, we believe that everything starts with our students. Transforming their careers and their lives is what motivates and inspires us. From courses in Business to Cyber Security, Project Management to Software Development, and more, we work closely with our partner universities to make sure students have the skills needed to achieve their career aspirations. Programmes are delivered in city centre locations across the UK and range from foundation and preparatory English, to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, including degree apprenticeship options at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Sponsor of: International student living experience
The Class Foundation is a partner-based non-profit organisation with a simple goal: to further the professionalism and knowledge of student housing in Europe and beyond. Established in 2011, the foundation is now the largest European student housing platform open to anyone and everyone. Its vision is for cities to attract and retain the brightest young minds, and for them to lead the way to social and economic success in return. Together with their industry-leading community, they set out to rethink the places where students live, work, and learn.
Sponsor of: Secondary learning international impact award
The UK Cloud Primary School combines cutting-edge, online education provision with education consultancy services. The company provides international students aged 3-15 with a comprehensive education based on the UK National Curriculum via an interactive, web-based platform, taught by QTS-certified, experienced British teachers. Their bespoke curriculum - designed by an in-house team of experts - aims to close the intellectual, linguistic, and cultural gap between international students and their UK peers, ensuring a smooth transition into UK independent schools. In addition, the company offers school placement consulting services to support students in finding the best school for them to make the most of their UK education experience.
Sponsor of: Sustainability international impact award
Established in 1883, the University of Auckland is New Zealand’s largest and most highly ranked university. It is recognized as having the greatest depth and breadth of research activity of any tertiary institution in the country. The University is well connected, with more than 128 partner universities in 27 countries, and is a member of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities, Universitas 21 and the Worldwide Universities Network. The University was ranked Global #1 in the inaugural Times Higher Education University Impact rankings, and is committed to pursuing sustainability via research, teaching and learning.
Sponsor of: Public/private partnership of the year
Wells Advisory is a specialist higher education management consulting firm, offering services in and from Australia and the UK. We have a particular focus on strategy and planning, governance and regulation, and mergers and acquisitions.Higher education is changing rapidly around the world. We work with our public and private institutional clients at the most senior level to help them negotiate the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities presented by change.Our firm creates value for its clients through shaping business and regulatory strategy and by combining unique expertise in academia, higher education management, and its regulation.