The University of Exeter is amongst a select group of institutions shortlisted for a major new global teaching award.
Exeter is one of 27 institutions worldwide in the running for the Global Teaching Excellence Award, run by the Higher Education Academy in partnership with Times Higher Education.
The award, which is being held for the first time this year, recognises universities with strong institution-wide approaches to driving up education standards.
The overall winner will be announced at a special ceremony in London, to be held on Monday 4 September.
Professor Tim Quine, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) said: “We are delighted with this global recognition of our teaching excellence which comes just weeks after we were rated Gold in the first Teaching Excellence Framework assessment.
“This is further affirmation of the effect of our pan-University approach to a partnership built around excellence in education between our students and staff.”
British universities make up more than half of the shortlist, while universities from Australia, Norway, Hong Kong, South Africa, Switzerland and the Netherlands complete the finalists.
Svava Bjarnason, chair of the GTEA judging panel and a former member of the World Bank Education Sector Board, said, “There were some fantastic entries for GTEA. Our panel was looking for robust evidence of excellence in three areas: leadership, teaching and in student support.
“We found a great deal of outstanding practice in these submissions, and I believe this presents a superb opportunity for others to consider these lessons for their own institutional teaching strategies.”
Professor Stephanie Marshall, HEA Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are delighted by the response to the inaugural GTEA and I add my congratulations to all the finalists. I thank the judges for their detailed work.
“The HEA’s mission is about improving learning outcomes by raising the status and quality of teaching in higher education, and these awards help do that by highlighting outstanding practice wherever it is happening in the world.”