THE Awards 2011
This year’s Times Higher Education 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.
Teaching impact reaches across borders with a training scheme for China’s breast cancer specialists of the future and an “enterprise for life” programme that has been delivered to over 30,000 students in 200 universities worldwide by one enterprising and innovative teacher in Belfast.
In the community, lives are being changed by projects that help to ease isolation among Congolese migrant women and children, and increase recruitment of bright pupils from socially disadvantaged backgrounds.
This year the coveted accolade of University of the Year goes to a university that had the courage in a climate of financial uncertainty to go back to its roots and focus on the values of a civic institution: serving the people and the economy of the city.
Congratulations to them and to all of our winners.
Outstanding Contribution to Innovation and Technology
Sponsored by Elsevier
University of Leicester
Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community
University of Derby
Research Project of the Year
University of Strathclyde
Outstanding Engineering Research Team of the Year
Sponsored by General Dynamics
University of York
International Collaboration of the Year
Excellence and Innovation in the Arts
University of Warwick
Outstanding Support for Students
Loughborough and Coventry Universities
Outstanding Employer Engagement Initiative
University of Derby
Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Development
Harper Adams University College
Widening Participation Initiative of the Year
Realising Opportunities Partnership, submitted by Newcastle University
Most Innovative Teacher of the Year
Sponsored by the Higher Education Academy
David Gibson Queen’s University Belfast
Outstanding ICT Initiative of the Year
University of Southampton
Outstanding Contribution to Leadership Development
Sponsored by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education
Lord Dearing Lifetime Achievement Award
Outstanding Support for Early Career Researchers
University of Manchester
Entrepreneurial University of the Year
Sponsored by NCGE
Most Improved Student Experience
Sponsored by Campus Living Villages
Royal Veterinary College
University of the Year
Sponsored by Santander Universities
University of Sheffield