THE Awards archive
From hundreds of submissions, and the dozens that made the shortlists, our judges have selected 18 universities, individuals and teams as the best of the best. The quality that has shone through in every category is yet another reminder that higher education is a sector in which the UK truly excels. All who work in it should be proud.
Congratulations to the 2012 THE Award winners. The winners were announced at a gala awards ceremony, hosted by David Walliams, at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane, London on 29 November 2012.
This year’s THE Awards see the university’s three core missions of research, teaching and engagement represented in an array of innovation and inspiration. Among the research achievements that captured the imagination of our judges are a wristwatch blood-pressure monitor, a light-based decontaminant that destroys hospital superbugs, and software that is able to help traffic flow more smoothly and increase the safety of jet engines.
What do a rubbish-collecting recommissioned milk float, “magnetricity” and the bombardier beetle have in common? They have all played a part in helping academics and their universities triumph in the 2010 Times Higher Education Awards. If proof were ever needed of the imagination, innovation and sheer diversity of UK higher education’s output, it’s here.
Once again, the amazing display of talent in UK higher education astounded us, from the lecturer who developed a “Haptic Cow” to teach veterinary students, through to the project helping students with disabilities enter the job market, the fashion school for young South Africans affected by the HIV virus and the research team working to restore the Cutty Sark.
Choosing the 18 winners from the shortlisted entries has been extremely difficult and they can rightly be proud of their success: each represents excellence in their field and we congratulate them all. We would like to thank all our sponsors, the Judges and everyone involved in making the Times Higher Education Awards 2008 a fitting tribute to the very best of UK academe.
Judging the entries for the third annual Times Higher Awards proved even more difficult this year than last. Not only did the judges have to contend with many excellent entries, they also had a much larger number of them. More than 90 per cent of UK universities entered in one category or more – a truly impressive response.