U21 Awards - Recognition Schemes

The U21 Awards is an annual chance to recognize and celebrate the best in international collaboration across the network. 

U21 Awards - who to nominate


The U21 Awards and U21 Leaders of the Future Awards for 2023-24 are now open! Nominations will close on 15 December 2023.

You can choose to nominate an individual colleague, or a team, for a U21 Award.

Nominate a colleague or a team

You can choose to nominate current students or young alumni for a U21 Leaders of the Future Award.

Nominate a current student or young alumni

To see previous winners of the U21 Award, visit our Previous Winners page. Please note 2022 was the inaugural awarding of the Leaders of the Future Award.

The Gilbert Medal Award (2012-2020)

From 2012- 2020 the Gilbert Award recognised outstanding achievement in the internationalisation of higher education, named in honour of Professor Alan Gilbert, founder of the Universitas 21 network and major lifelong proponent of the benefits of internationalisation.

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