AFR Higher Education Awards

The 2016 Awards ARE NOW open for ENTRIES!

Submit your entries by 11 September 2016

The Australia Financial Review is proud to announce the 2nd annual AFR Higher Education Awards presented by UniSuper, an initiative to highlight at a national level the tremendous contribution that the Higher Education sector makes to Australian prosperity and quality of life.

Free to enter, open to all institutions (public and private) that are listed in the TEQSA National Register of Higher Education Providers, and judged by an independent panel of eminent Higher Education veterans, the Awards are open for submissions until 11 September.

The 2016 Awards recognise outstanding initiatives and strategies in the following categories

1. Community Engagement Award
2. Emerging Leader Award sponsored by Perrett Laver
3.
Employability Award sponsored by Pearson
4.
Equity & Opportunity Award sponsored by YourTutor
5. Facilities Innovation Award
6. Industry Engagement Award sponsored by Technology One 
7. International Education Award
8. Learning Experience Award
9. Lifetime Achievement Award sponsored by UniSuper 

The winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by UniSuper, and a shortlist of finalists for each of the other categories will be announced in The Australian Financial Review on Monday 31 October. Winners will then be announced and awards presented at the Awards Gala on Wednesday 16 November. Winners will be profiled in The Australian Financial Review, with the potential also for further commentary and follow-up throughout the year.


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Commercial relationships that are genuinely reciprocal, mutually beneficial and highly valued by both partners, along with the spirit of innovation. These are the principals that embody TechnologyOne's approach to business and our collaboration with Australian tertiary educators. Our team is extremely proud to support the Australian Financial Review Higher Education Award for Industry Engagement.


UniSuper is Australia's dedicated superannuation fund for people working in the higher education and research sector. With approximately 400,000 members and around $50 billion in net assets under management, we're one of Australia's largest super funds.

For more than 30 years, UniSuper has worked alongside Australia's universities and research institutes delivering high quality, value-for-money retirement saving products and services. We are proud of the contribution the higher education sector makes in Australia and are thrilled to be the presenting partner at this year's AFR Higher Education Awards.