We've been shortlisted for Outstanding Entrepreneurial University Award and other top teaching and research excellence accolades

6 September 2018

The University of Hertfordshire has been shortlisted in four categories in this year’s prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) Awards, including for the top higher education award ‘Outstanding Entrepreneurial University’.

Widely referred to as the Oscars of higher education, the institution’s teaching, research and collaboration with business have also been singled out in three other THE award category shortlistings.  These include:

  • Theo Gilbert, from our Humanities department, who has been shortlisted in the Most Innovative Teacher of the Year category
  • Professor Rob Chilcott’s research on decontamination techniques following chemical attacks, which has been shortlisted for Research Project of the Year: STEM category
  • 'Coffee historian' Professor Jonathan Morris’ work with Nespresso which has been jointly shortlisted for the Most Innovative Contribution to Business-University Collaboration category

Quintin McKellar, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hertfordshire, said: 'Being shortlisted for these four high profile industry awards is a fantastic achievement.  As a leading business-facing University we are particularly proud of our continued emphasis on ensuring outstanding entrepreneurial support to students, graduates and local businesses.

My congratulations go to Theo, Rob and Jonathan.  It fills me with pride to be working alongside colleagues who are dedicated to developing expertise in teaching and research which is of huge benefit for our students, businesses, and the wider population.'

THE Awards

The THE Awards, which are now in their 14th year, are the most comprehensive in the sector, with 18 categories in total, covering the full range of university activity. The winners will be announced on Thursday 29 November at a gala ceremony at Grosvenor House Hotel.

THE editor John Gill said: 'Times Higher Education is extremely proud to host these awards once again. In yet another record year for entries, and with over 70 institutions represented on the shortlist, it’s a genuine privilege for the THE team and our judges to read through these many and varied tales of excellence from all corners of the UK. It’s a significant achievement to make this shortlist, and we look forward to honouring all the finalists at the Grosvenor in November.'

Find out more about Theo Gilbert’s compassion in education project

Find out more about Professor Chilcott’s work

Find out more about Jonathan Morris’ research


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