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McMaster University wins Global Teaching Excellence Award 2018

19 Jul 2018 | Advance HE McMaster University is the winner of Advance HE’s Global Teaching Excellence Award (GTEA) 2018. The award, now in its second year, recognises outstanding institution-wide approaches to teaching. GTEA is open to all universities and higher education providers worldwide.

McMaster University was declared the winner at a celebratory event in Edinburgh yesterday. The judges complemented McMaster University for “the strength of its vision and plan for achieving teaching excellence and the provision of evidence that is embedded institution-wide.”

Of the 16 other finalists, five institutions were particularly commended by the international panel of judges. The five institutions, known as GTEA ‘spotlight winners’, are: Edge Hill University (UK), Royal Northern College of Music (UK), Universidad de Deusto (Spain), University of Birmingham (UK) and University of Wollongong (Australia). The full list of finalists is below.

Alison Johns, Advance HE chief executive, said, “The quality of submissions this year is truly outstanding. The geographic spread and diversity of institution type among our 2018 finalists underlines that teaching excellence and institutional commitment to its achievement is evident around the world.

“Congratulations to all our finalists, to the spotlight winners and, of course, a particular ‘well done’ to McMaster University for their outstanding winning submission.”

Dr. Patrick Deane, President and Vice-Chancellor of McMaster University said, “I am so proud that our University has won this global award. Winning it is a well-deserved honour for our world-class educators and students; their work helps advance our priority of improving teaching and learning outcomes and our students’ prospects on a daily basis.”

Svava Bjarnason, chair of the GTEA judging panel and a former member of the World Bank Education Sector Board, said, “Once again, the GTEA awards have highlighted the key role of leadership and institution-wide approaches to learning and teaching. I would add my congratulations to all of the winners and I would encourage other institutions to enter these awards because they provide a great framework to reflect on the delivery of excellent teaching and an enhanced student academic experience.”

Details about the GTEA 2019 will be available in autumn 2018: www.advance-he.ac.uk/GTEA

The finalists this year are:

Charles Sturt University - Australia

Edge Hill University - United Kingdom

ETH Zϋrich - Switzerland

Falmouth University - United Kingdom

McMaster University - Canada

Royal Northern College of Music - United Kingdom

The Open University - United Kingdom

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance - United Kingdom

Universidad de Deusto - Spain

Universidad Pontificia Comillas - Spain

University of Birmingham - United Kingdom

University of Derby - United Kingdom

University of Hertfordshire - United Kingdom

University of Johannesburg - South Africa

University of New South Wales - Australia

University of Wollongong - Australia

Vancouver Island University - Canada

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