Innovation award for "coffee historian"

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.'

Find out more about Jonathan Morris’ research