UniSuper celebrates Higher Education excellence

30 Aug 2018

For the fourth year in a row, UniSuper proudly presented the annual Australian Financial Review Higher Education Awards at a gala dinner in Melbourne on Tuesday 28 August.

The awards recognise the achievements of universities, higher education providers and individuals across a range of areas demonstrating excellence in the sector.

UniSuper also sponsored the Lifetime Achievement Award recognising an individual with more than 25 years’ experience in higher education who has made an outstanding contribution to the sector.

Professor Glyn Davis was unanimously selected by judges as the winner of this year’s achievement. Professor Davis finishes up at Melbourne University in October after 13 years running the university, during which time, he elevated its position on the Shanghai Ranking of global universities from 92 in 2013 to 38 this year. Professor Davis has also been an advocate for freeing up universities, introducing more diversity in specialisation and promoting Australia as a leader in research.

AFR Higher Education Awards – 2018 Winners

Community Engagement Award

La Trobe University – La Trobe Accelerator Program

Education Technology Award

Charles Darwin University – Projection Augmented Physical Landscapes
Deakin University – Deakin Genie

Emerging Leader Award sponsored by Perrett Laver

La Trobe University – Professor Jessica Vanderlelie

Employability Award 

QUT – Real World Learning: Employability

Equity & Opportunity Award 

Monash University – Access Monash Mentoring Cycle

Facilities Innovation Award

Monash University – Monash University: Learning and Teaching Building

Industry Engagement Award sponsored by Deloitte

UNSW Sydney – The Maker Games

International Education Award 

Monash University – IITB-Monash Research Academy: A Model for Australia-India Collaboration

Learning Experience Award

UNSW Sydney – UNSW Sydney Hero Program

Lifetime Achievement Award sponsored by UniSuper

UniSuper proudly sponsored the Lifetime Achievement Award, awarded to Professor Glyn Davis

As the dedicated superfund for the higher education and research sector, UniSuper is proud to sponsor the 2018 AFR Higher Education Awards. We’re committed to supporting events that are important to our members, particularly those that publicly recognise and celebrate the significant contribution of our members and university partners.