University of Glasgow shortlisted for five awards at THE Awards 2022

By Claire Thomson

The University of Glasgow has been shortlisted for five awards at the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2022, the joint highest number of nominations along with the University of Central Lancashire.

The THE Awards are self-described as the Oscars of higher education. More than 70 institutions and teams from across the UK and Ireland are shortlisted for 20 different categories, covering both university academic and professional services.

The University of Glasgow’s first nomination is for Knowledge Exchange/Transfer Initiative of the Year. The nomination is awarded to the University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research’s Covid-19 Resistance and Drug-Screening Hub (CRUSH) in collaboration with LifeArc, a medical research charity. This category recognises innovation in knowledge exchange or transfer and effective collaboration between academics, administrators, and business partners.

University of Glasgow College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences also features in a second shortlist for Research Project of the Year: STEM, for its work on the University of Glasgow-led OCTAVE study. The study evaluated the immune responses following Covid-19 vaccination in patients with immune-mediated inflammatory diseases such as cancer, inflammatory arthritis, diseases of the kidney or liver, or patients who are having a stem cell transplant.

The University has also been shortlisted for Research Project of the Year: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The Waterproofing Data project encouraged citizens around the world to help generate flooding and rainfall data in order to help tackle the climate crisis. Urban Big Data Centre has worked closely with the University of Glasgow to combine urban analytics and citizen science to create real impact.

Another shortlist came in the category for Outstanding Estates Team, an award that focuses on the construction of innovative new buildings and the renovation and redevelopment of existing buildings; the development of sustainable solutions; and the management of facilities within the institution. The University of Glasgow is nominated in the same year it opens its new Advanced Research Centre (ARC), a new building to house research disciplines together at a cost of £116 million.

Finally, the fifth nomination is for the Times Higher Education DataPoints Merit Award, which uses data THE collects for its rankings and looks at them in a different way. The focus of the award is on sustainability, and the reevaluation of the data allows THE to identify the institutions which are demonstrating the most leadership in this area.

The winners of the awards will be announced on 17 November.


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