O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) has become the only University from India that has been shortlisted by an influential international higher education ranking agency, Times Higher Education (THE) for its Asia Awards 2020 in the categories of “Outstanding Leadership and Management Team” and “Excellence and Innovation in the Arts”.
In a unique recognition, JGU has been shortlisted under three different award categories this year that celebrate efforts and success in:
1. Outstanding Leadership and Management Team
2. Excellence and Innovation in the Arts
3 Workplace of the Year.
These awards recognize and celebrate the transformational work of selected universities across 48 nations of the Asian Continent. THE Awards Asia 2020 attract nominations from hundreds of widely acknowledged universities that are among the best in the world. JGU has been shortlisted for THE Asia Awards for second year in a row. These awards were instituted by THE in 2019.
“Congratulations to the Team JGU for being short-listed in the acclaimed Times Higher Education Awards Asia 2020 for a second time in a row. This is a remarkable recognition of our continued efforts towards promoting excellence and innovation in teaching, research and governance. The three categories in which JGU has been shortlisted by THE Awards Asia 2020 are at the heart of JGU’s vision to build a world class university in India. The recognition of JGU’s effort in institution building by an internationally reputed organisation such as the Times Higher Education augurs well for India’s efforts to position and benchmark its leading universities among the best in the world”, says, Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice-Chancellor of O.P. Jindal Global University.
The three categories in which JGU has been short-listed collectively represent the most pressing areas in higher education in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that need to be addressed by all nations. As the world battles a public health crisis and looming economic turmoil, universities can pave the way for a collaborative and imaginative restructuring of the way we think as a society and as humanity.