2018 Finalists

Outstanding contribution to the industry

Sponsored by: 

Dr Anthony Manning, University of Kent, UK

Dr. Mary M. Dwyer, IES Abroad, USA

Herman de Leeuw, Groningen Declaration Network, Netherlands

PIEoneer of the year

Sponsored by:

Americans for Cultural Exchange, USA

Daughters For Life Foundation, Canada

Education Malaysia Global Services, Malaysia

Global Glimpse, USA

NOKUT/Norwegian ENIC-NARIC, Norway - Qualifications Passport for Refugees

Accommodation provider of the year

Sponsored by:

HousingAnywhere, Netherlands

International Students House (ISH), UK

MyStay International, Global

The Student Hotel, Netherlands

Association of the year

Sponsored by:


Eaquals, Europe

Erasmus Student Network, Europe

SIEBA, New Zealand

Championing diversity award

Sponsored by:

Common Purpose, UK – Global Leader Experience Abroad

Fund for Education Abroad, USA – Bringing the World Home campaign

ILAC, Canada – Scholarships for Syrian Women

Miami-Dade College, USA – Educate Tomorrow Abroad

Digital innovation of the year

Sponsored by:

LEARNING: Chasing Time English, New Zealand – Fortune: A drama series for English language learners

LEARNING: GlobalMe School, USA – Preparing students for global career adventures

LEARNING: The Open University, UK - The Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (TESSA) Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on FutureLearn

LEARNING: University of the West of Scotland School of Business & Enterprise, UK - Pioneering Immersive Education with a Digital Heartbeat

TECHNOLOGY: International Education Connect Ltd, UK – CoursePricer Agents Module

TECHNOLOGY: StudyPortals, Netherlands – StudyPortals BestFit

TECHNOLOGY: Unibuddy, UK – Transforming the student journey for Generation Z

TECHNOLOGY: Unizest, UK - Aspire Account – an online pre-departure banking solution for international students

Education agency of the year

Sponsored by:

Crewative, Italy

DEC, Ukraine

Mapmystudy (by PAC Asia), India

Naresy International Education Consultant, Indonesia

SchoolApply, UAE

International alumni of the year

Sponsored by:

Huong Dang Thi, Vietnam - Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Lindsey Nguyen, USA – UCD, Ireland

Liu Daming, China – NCUK International Foundation Year, UK

Tripti Maheshwari, India – Lancaster University, Cass Business School, UK

Language educator of the year

Sponsored by:

Australian Centre for Education, Cambodia

British Study Centres, UK

CIEE Global Navigator High School Summer Abroad, USA

Malaca Instituto, Spain

Marketing campaign of the year

Sponsored by:

Celtic English Academy & North Wales Tourism Board, UK – ‘Play a Part’ Wales Japan integrated marketing campaign

Education New Zealand, New Zealand – 1 million cents scholarship

IES Abroad, USA – Study Abroad Film Festival event

Middlesex University, UK – Made for More campaign

University of Glasgow, UK - Welcome to #TeamUofG onboarding campaign

Progressive education delivery award

Sponsored by:

African Leadership University, Mauritius

MyMachine, Belgium - Small Dreams, Big Ideas

Times Academy, Australia - High School Preparation English: Morals and Values Curriculum

University of South Carolina/Shorelight, USA - International Career Accelerator

Public / private partnership of the year

Sponsored by:

Begin Group/Philippines Department of Tourism, Kazakhstan/Kyrgyzstan/Philippines – Philippines promotion

Blyth Education/Tsinghua University/TUS Education China, Canada/China – Canada/China partnership

Ministry of Science & Technology China/UNSW, China/Australia – Torch Innovation Precinct at UNSW

Niesh/Education New Zealand/Study Auckland, New Zealand – Niesh Employment App

UniQuest/various HE partners, Global - UniQuest International Student Conversion Service

Real life learning award

Sponsored by:

CRCC Asia, Global – Internship program

Embassy English, Global – English in Action

Professionals UK, UK - Internship program

RMIT Training, Australia – Barista internship

Swinburne University of Technology, Australia – IT for Social Impact India project

Student support award

Sponsored by:

Monash University, Australia – English Connect

Study Adelaide, Australia – Creating employment opportunities for international students in South Australia

Study Queensland, Australia – Queensland Student Hubs Network

University of Bradford, UK – Visa support team pre-arrival and welcome journey support

University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA – Supporting International Student Career Success